Monday, September 26, 2016

Sydney Parker-FAC Dance Alumna

Sydney Parker performing in Out of Sight
Choreography by Ilana Goldman

Sydney Parker (FAC Dance 2015) performed in the Boston Contemporary Dance Festival in August in Out of Sight, choreographed by Ilana Goldman, Assistant Professor of Dance at Florida State University.

She also attended the Movement Invention Project for three weeks this past summer in NYC where she studied improvisation, ballet-along with Image Tech (a standing preparation for ballet class created by Alexandra Wells that combines Alexander Technique and Irene Dowd's work), contemporary technique and Gaga. The main emphasis was placed on improvisation as a vehicle for movement research. She worked with choreographers and dance artists: Sidra Bell, Alexander Wells, Elia Mrak, Troy Ogilvie, Shamel Pitts and Shannon Gillen.

Sydney is currently a sophomore at Florida State University where she is a double major in Dance and Arts Management.

Sydney Parker-Movement Invention Project

Sunday, September 25, 2016

FAC Dancers Attend Summer Intensives

Selah Boughner at Carnegie Mellon University

Selah Boughner attended the Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh this summer in their musical theatre program. The six week program included classes in ballet, jazz, performance, audition, acting, voice, drama literature and improvisation. She gained a stronger focus and connection to her art from through the concentrated study in their program.

Rachel Mack
Bolshoi Summer Intensive

Rachel Mack, a junior, attended the Bolshoi Ballet Academy's Summer Intensive in New York City this summer for six weeks. She trained in the Vaganova method with teachers from the Bolshoi Academy in Russia.

Ellen Kilby attended the Nashville Ballet's two week summer intensive which included ballet, pointe, variations, pas de deux, modern, jazz and conditioning.

Jack Beaule, Cailey Campbell and Hallie Walters attended the Commercial Summer Intensive at UNCSA in Winston-Salem, NC for two weeks. Classes were in a variety of styles from contemporary and jazz to ballroom and included mock auditions.

Jack Beaule at UNCSA

Sofia Justo participated in the Art of Classical Ballet's one-week intensive in Pompano Beach, Florida. She studied with Cuban trained Magaly Suarez and Alexis Saramite, who performed with the Paris Opera Ballet.