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The evening will feature never-before-seen pieces by artists selected through an open, online submission process.
The selected choreographers are:
ROBERT MARK BURKE
Mentor: RANDY JAMES, Artistic Director of 10 Hairy Legs
Robert Mark Burke is a dancer, choreographer and teaching artist. Robert is co-curator and coproducer of the 12 by 12 Dance Initiative, an ongoing choreographic program based in Hoboken, NJ, and has shown his work throughout the United States including the wild project, The Secret Theater, Dixon Place, Paramount Theater (Boston), Hofstra University, Rutgers University, Rider University, and Dance New Amsterdam. Robert is on faculty at the Rutgers High School Musical Theatre Academy and has been Guest Teaching Artist at the Atlantic Theatre School (New York, NY), as well as many high schools throughout the tri-state area. He graduated cum laude with a BFA in Dance from Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University in 2013, following a year-long tour with the North American production of "Cats." In 2015, Robert was awarded the Emerging Choreographer's Commission for "Dance on the Lawn" (Montclair, NJ).
Mentor: CLAIRE PORTER, Choreographer of Claire Porter's Portables
Lauren Connolly is a dance educator and freelance choreographer from New Jersey. She graduated from Mason Gross School of the Arts in 2010 with a BFA in Dance with academic honors. She is the recipient of the Florence S. Domeshek Award for dedication and creativity in dance and the Dancexpress Award for exceptional achievement as a choreographer. In 2010, she was selected to present her work, Vacillation Revisited, at The Kennedy Center in Washington DC as part of The National College Dance Festival. Her work has been shown throughout the New York, Boston, Philadelphia and New Jersey area including New York Live Arts, Reverbdance: Echo Tours, Dance Teacher Summit, Rutgers University, Your Move, Jersey City's Modern Dance Showcase, Dixon Place, Salvatore Capezio Theatre, Koresh Artist Series, Grounds for Sculpture and George Street Playhouse. Lauren is the former director of dance and creative movement at Children's House Montessori (NJ) and currently serves as the dance educator at The Academy of Fine Arts and Academics Young Dance Program (NJ), The Orchard Academy (NJ) and Co-Director of the Dancexpress Performance Program (NJ).
KYLE GEORGINA MARSH
Mentor: NAI- NI CHEN, Artistic Director of Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company
Kyle Georgina Marsh, is a New York/Jersey City based dance artist. Born in Tokyo, and raised throughout Japan, Australia, Hawaii, England, and India Kyle's education as an aspiring artist has been culturally diverse. In the fall of 2013, Kyle was one of four choreographers in residence at Lustig Dance Theater, via their partnership with coLAB Arts. Through this opportunity Kyle's work The Unbidden Occasion was reviewed by The New Jersey Star Ledger as having been, "the evenings most successful premiere." As a choreographer Kyle's work has been presented at: The Triskelion Arts Center, The Debaun Performing Arts Center, The George Street Playhouse, Brooklyn Arts Exchange (BAX), Dance New Amsterdam, Rutgers University, Hebrew University, and The Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance. In 2011/2012 Kyle lived abroad in Israel as a student at the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance and had the privilege of performing at The Susan Dellal Center for Dance and Theater in Tel Aviv. Kyle holds a BFA in dance from Mason Gross School of the Arts and a Masters Degree in Dance Education from Rutgers Graduate School of Education. Website:www.KyleGeorginaMarsh.com
Mentor: CAROLYN DORFMAN, Artistic Director of Carolyn Dorfman Dance
Arielle Petruzzella is the artistic director of her company: Zella Dance and is co-founder of the 12 by 12 Dance Initiative. Arielle graduated with honors with her BFA in Dance and Communications from Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University, in May of 2013, where she received the Margery J. Turner Award for sustained choreographic excellence. Arielle served as rehearsal assistant to choreographer Brian Brooks for his 2013-2014 Joyce Residency. She has previously presented her work at The Young Choreographers Festival (2011), Dixon Place Under Exposed Series (2013), Boston Contemporary Dance Festival (2014), DUMBO Dance Festival (2014), NYC10 (2013), WAXworks (2014), Breaking Glass Project (2014), Ailey Citigroup Theater (2011), Your Move (2013, 2014), Grounds for Sculpture (2011), Amalgamate Artist Series (2012), and the American College Dance Festival and Gala (2012, 2013), among others.
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Dance New Jersey's Annual Festival and Summer Show Up and Dance
Saturday, July 11, 2015
Festival 9:30am - 2:30pm
Show Up and Dance 3:00pm-4:30pm
South Orange Performing Arts Center
1 SOPAC Way, South Orange, NJ 07079
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