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Catey Ott Thompson will be one of the Master Class Evaluators at the Wisconsin Dance Council Conference on August 18, 2018!

Catey Ott Thompson, director of Catey Ott Dance Collective, will be one of the Master Class Evaluators at the Wisconsin Dance Council Conference on August 18, 2018!
 
All students attending the Wisconsin Dance Council Master Classes will receive feedback from six amazing Evaluators and one of them is Catey Ott Thompson! 
 
 

Catey Ott Thompson, director of Catey Ott Dance Collective since 2005, has a BFA and MFA in dance from UWM under the direction of Ed Burgess, Marcia Parsons, Janet Lilly, and Simone Ferro. Catey now resides in Milwaukee after dancing in NYC for 14 years for Soundance, Heidi Latsky, Allyson Green, Sean Curran, Bill Young, Li Chiao-Ping, Eun Jung Choi, Aviva Geismar, Chris Ferris, Shannon Hummel, Carrie Ahern, and many others. She toured to Solovakia and Budabest with Allyson Green and to France with Carrie Ahern.  Catey studyed ballet with Christine Wright for 14 years at Gibney Dance Center in NYC.  In Milwaukee, she danced for Danceworks Performane Company, Wild Space, Milwaukee Opera Theatre, and others. She has been a personal trainer (AFAA), yogi, and Pilates (Kane School of Core Integration) instructor since 2000, and worked for Park Slope Yoga Center/Devi, Brooklyn Arts Exchange, and Brouk Moves in NYC for many years. She worked at INVIVO in Milwaukee and currently teaches contemporary modern, ballet, dance history, composition and choreography, and repertory as Marquette University, Milwaukee Ballet, and Danceworks, is a guest artist at Pius XI High School, and directs MKE Dance Theatre Network. 

For more information on Catey Ott Thompson and her creative work, visit her company’s website.

Margot Mink Colbert will be one of the Master Class Evaluators at the Wisconsin Dance Council Conference on August 18, 2018!

Internationally known, performer, choreographer, and recently retired Professor and Assistant Chair of University of Nevada Las Vagas Dance Department, Margot Mink Colbert, will be one of the Master Class Evaluators at the Wisconsin Dance Council Conference on August 18, 2018!

All students attending the Wisconsin Dance Council Master Classes will receive feedback from six amazing Evaluators and one of them is Margot Mink Colbert! 
 
Have your registration postmarked by July 15, 2018, and take advantage of the early registration deadline.  Click here to learn more abut the Wisconsin Dance Council Conference and Award Ceremony.
 

Margot Mink Colbert has choreographed over seventy-five ballets. Her choreography is described as balancing gracefully on the borderline between ballet and post-modern dance. Mink Colbert is a graduate of the Juilliard School of Music, Dance Division. Her ballet training includes extensive work with Antony Tudor, Alfredo Corvino, in Cecchetti with Margaret Craske, and in the Bournonville technique as studied in Copenhagen. Her modern dance training is primarily with Martha Graham, Jose Limon and in composition she studied under Louis Horst, Merce Cunningham and Lucia D’Lugocezski. Mink Colbert is a certified instructor of Labanotation.

In addition to being the Artistic Director/Choreographer of BALLET MINK she recently retired from the Universitiy of Nevada Las Vegas where she was a Professor, Director of Ballet, and Assistant Professor of the Dance Department. She was been awarded a numerous grants for the recreation of Nijinsky’s “L’Apres Midi d’un Faune” at UNLV in collaboration with the UNLV Orchestra in the Fall of 2013. In 1997, she received the Wisconsin Dance Council Choreography/Performance Award.  For more information on Margot Mink Colbert and her creative work, visit her company’s website.

Tania Tandias Flamenco & Spanish Dance will be performing at the Leopold Community Nights at Leopold Park, Tuesday, July 17!

Tania Tandias Flamenco & Spanish Dance will be performing at the Leopold Community Nights at Leopold Park, Tuesday, July 17th from 6:00- 6:30 pm, 2906 Traceway Dr. 

This is a free community event for all ages, so bring the whole family and enjoy the excitement of Spanish dance in an outdoor setting!  Performers include Augusta Brulla, Andrea Chávez-Lázaro, Rocío Cortés, Melissa Ganshert, Marybel Meier and Tania Tandias. 

For more information visit www.flamencodance.net.

Edwin Olvera will be one of the Master Class Evaluators at the Wisconsin Dance Council Conference on August 18, 2018!

Former Pilobolus dancer Edwin Olvera will be one of the Master Class Evaluators at the Wisconsin Dance Council Conference on August 18, 2018!
All students attending the Wisconsin Dance Council Master Classes will receive feedback from six amazing Evaluators and one of them is Edwin Olvera! 
 
Have your registration postmarked by July 15, 2018, and take advantage of the early registration deadline.  Click here to learn more abut the Wisconsin Dance Council Conference and Award Ceremony.
 
Edwin Olvera, a proud Wisconsinite, has spread his wings far and wide. His skill and ability has been of worldwide note as he has performed and taught in locations across the globe. After attending UW-Milwaukee’s Peck School of the Arts, Edwin joined the world renowned dance company, Pilobolus Dance Theatre, where he was an integral force in the choreographic & creation process over the course of eleven years. During this time, he was featured on countless television shows and commercial advertisements including Sesame Street, Born to Dance, and the NFL Channel. Edwin has collaborated with international artists Inbal Pinto , Basil Twist, Kent Wendeland has been featured in articles by both Dance and Dancer Magazine. In 2015 under the guidance of Olympic choreographers Gavin Robins and Leigh-Anne Vizer, Edwin was a dance captain for a team of 150 performers within the 44th national Dubai Day celebration. In 2016 he was a movement artist for Britney Spear & G-Easy at the MTV VMA’s in Madison Square Garden. In December of 2017 Edwin was apart of a historical moment for Saudi Arabia, when he danced on stage with other fellow female dancers of Pilobolus for the 1st ever Western modern dance company to have both man & women sharing the stage together for an evening length production! In 2018 Edwin was apart of the creative team for the grand opening of Porsche Experience Shanghai. 
 

Anindita Neogy Anaam to Appear at the Logging & Heritage Festival in Marinette, July 14, 2018!

Anindita Neogy Anaam to Appear at the Logging  and Heritage Festival in Marinette, WI
July 14, 2018
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the large pavilion

The Logging and Heritage Festival will be on July 14, 2018, at the Stephenson Island Park in Marinette, WI.  Festivities  begin at 11 a.m. and features live entertainment, music, craft and food vendors from local organizations and business and a variety of events. Informational areas will be spaced out on the west side of the island, featuring displays from Wisconsin Trappers, the Historical Preservation Commission, the Marinette Genealogy Group, Tri-City Area United Way and others. Natural history items will be on display from 1 to 4 p.m. by TOAD (Teaching Outdoor Awareness & Discovery).

New this year is Indian classical Kathak dancer Anindita Neogy Anaam, who will be performing from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the large pavilion. Anaam has been dancing since she was four years old, and has given performances in India, Germany and the U.S. She performs weekly during the “Out to Lunch” event series every Thursday at the Marinette Welcome Center.

“She has won so many awards, it’s really kind of awesome that we have her in our community,” said Melissa Ebsch, the new marketing and tourism director for the City of Marinette and Marinette County.

Logging and Heritage Festival
Stephenson Island Park
1650 Bridge Street – Marinette, WI 54143

Information: 715-732-5120

Milwaukee Ballet School & Academy is Bringing Broadway to You This Saturday!

Bringing Broadway to You This Saturday!
Saturday, June 30th
10:00aam to 12:00noon
Jodi Peck Center (504 W National Ave)
$40 Per Person


Join the Milwaukee Ballet School & Academy at the Jodi Peck Center this Saturday for an exciting and inspiring Master Class taught by Ashley Dupre, Dance Captain and leading lady with Broadway’s An American in Paris.

Students ages 10 and up will have an unforgettable experience taking their dance and performance skills to new heights! The class will end with an informative, behind-the-scenes Q&A session.

Reserve your spot today! This event is open to the public so bring your friends! 

Register Now!

Workshop & Professional Development for Dance Teachers at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Dance Department!

Workshop & Professional Development for Dance Teachers
SATURDAY, JULY 28, 2018
10am-5pm
 
A one-day, immersive workshop where colleagues from the field of Dance will participate in classes specially designed for educators. Workshops include Somatically Informed Ballet, Laban Movement Analysis for Young Dancers, and Composition.

UW-Milwaukee instructors Simone Ferro (Chair, Department of Dance), Daniel Burkholder (Director, Dance MFA program), and Dan Schuchart (Lecturer, Department of Dance).

Fee: $65, Lunch Included.

Location: UWM campus, Mitchell Hall Room 254 (Google Map)

Questions: dance-outreach@uwm.edu

Register Here – http://uwm.edu/arts/outreach-events/dance-professional-development/

Get Tickets for Affinity for Dance’s Summer Performance, Friday, June 29, 2018!

Join Affinity for Dance for their summer performance at the Old Main Historic & Community Arts Center, Galesville, Wi.

“Are We There Yet,” is directed and choreographed by Bangor High School graduate Sarah Hannan and UW-La Crosse graduate Laura Linsmeier.

Tickets available at the door: $10 for adults, $5 for college students, and FREE for high school students and younger.
Affinity for Dance is a nonprofit dance performance company that produces creative, collaborative, cause-driven performance art. The group is composed of dancers ages 16-50 from several local dance studios and beyond. Its mission includes using dance to gain support and raise awareness for those doing good in our communities. In its first two seasons, the group has given back over $700 from ticket and apparel sales to local nonprofit organizations. To learn more about Affinity, see upcoming events, or join us in our pursuit to create, perform, and inspire, visit www.affinityfordance.com.