Sunday, October 23, 2016


Tyler Gilstrap conducted a one-week choreography residency setting a new work of choreography on the AM Dancers and restaging "Turbulent Wake." Both pieces will be performed in the Fine Arts Center Dance Concert May 4 and 5, 2017.

"Turbulent Wake" 

Cailey Campbell and Jack Beaule

Tyler Gilstrap currently lives in New York City and was a founding member of Battleworks Dance Company (2001-2010), under the direction of Robert Battle. She earned her BFA in Dance from Southern Methodist University.
Tyler Gilstrap with PM Dancers giving notes

Tyler Gilstrap with Leila Carroll

Tyler Gilstrap with AM Dancers

Tyler Gilstrap working individually with the dancers giving suggestions and corrections.

Rehearsal setting new piece of choreography with AM Dancers
Tyler Gilstrap with 8 AM Dancers following master class

David Ingram Teaches Ballet Master Class

David Ingram, Assistant Professor of Dance at East Carolina University

Dancers Ellen Kilby and Rachel Mack with David Ingram

The afternoon dancers had a ballet master class with David Ingram. He received his
BFA in Dance from Butler University and performed with the North Carolina Dance Theatre and the Louisville Ballet in Kentucky.

Callie Thackston with David Ingram
Selah Boughner (right) and Peyton Lemen (left)

Meg Brooker: Master Class in Duncan Technique

Meg Brooker, Guest Artist teaching master class
Artist Biography:

"Meg Brooker is a Tennessee-based Isadora Duncan dance artist and Assistant Professor of Dance at Middle Tennessee State University. As a Duncan dancer, Meg has performed in national and international venues including The National Portrait Gallery of the Smithsonian Museum, the Dallas Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, the Art Monastery (Italy), Erata Museum of Contemporary Art (St. Petersburg), American Center of Moscow, PROJEKT Fabrika (Crimea), among others. Meg is founder and and steering committee member of the Isadora Duncan International Symposium and a former member of Lori Belilove and Company, Isadora Duncan Dance Foundation, New York."

Meg Brooker with Leila Carroll

"Meg Brooker is a dance maker and performer with a history of interdisciplinary collaborations. Equally informed by structure and improvisation, Meg draws on a range of techniques from her dance and theatre trainings to create new work that balances early modern dance movement principles with contemporary perspectives of the body in motion."

Cornucopia performance
Ms. Brooker also performed with Elizabeth Wright (FAC Dance Faculty) and the 8 AM Dancers in Cornucopia on Saturday, October 22nd.

Fine Arts Center Dancers Present Saturday Days of Dance

The Fine Arts Center Dancers taught a variety of dance classes to the dancers in the
community who have an interest in dance from grades four through adult. There were five Saturday events with classes in ballet, musical theatre, jazz, character, improvisation, contemporary/modern and more.

Ashley and Nicole Pavia demonstrating movement in repertory class

Cailey Campbell

Selah Boughner teaching improvisation class during Saturday Days of Dance

Lora Corley teaching ballet class
Rachel Mack teaching character dance

Callie Thackston

Melina Phillips