Thank you to Anindita Neogy Anaam

A HUGE Thank you to Anindita Neogy Anaam for sharing her passion and gifts in Classical Indian Dance - Kathak. Anindita taught two master workshops for our ballet level 3 - 6 students. The students greatly appreciated the experience. Please watch our calendar for future events with Anindita Neogy Anaam for both youth and adult!

Please watch a video of the master class with our Level 3-4 students HERE.

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Anindita Neogy Anaam is a leading exponent of Indian classical Dance Kathak. Anaam is a well- known instructor, performer and choreographer presently based in Wisconsin, USA.

She is a recipient of many prestigious awards like Shri Jayadev National award for excellence in Kathak dance by National Culture Mission (Bhubaneswar, India) and State government of Odisha (India), Bidagdha Nartaki Samman and National Nritya Shiromani award 2019 from International Dance Festival, Cuttack India.

Anindita has trained under award winning danseuse Uma Sharma and studied the art under her for few years. Later she started her advance training under the tutelage of Jaipur and Lucknow school of Kathak maestros Guru Rajendra Gangani and Guru Jai Kishan Maharaj.

Her dance style is a blend of both the schools of Kathak and she believes in the philosophy of incorporating feminine grace into technical recital of the style. She is known for her delicate dance gestures yet powerful technical performances, Anindita is a dancer par excellence. She has always tried to tell stories through her dance about the subjects of contemporary times.

She has also studied Indian ballet and Chau style for a brief period under Guru Shashidharan Nair in Shri Ram Bharatiya Kala Kendra, Delhi. She is a classically trained vocalist too. Anindita was also part of the Kendra’s famous ballet ‘Krishna’.

Anaam has given numerous dance presentations as a soloist in India, Germany and USA. She has performed in leading festivals of dances like, Munster Indische Nacht (Munster, Germany), Kultur Nacht, Theater am Faden (Stuttgart, Germany), BAGC Chicago (USA), Nritya Samarpana Festival Chicago (USA), Logging and Heritage Festival, Wisconsin (USA), Out to Lunch, Marinette (Wi) (USA) ,Rhythms of the world, Appleton (USA), Celebrate Diversity Fox community (USA),  Birju Maharaj Paramapara Varshik Kathak Festival (Delhi), Jayadev Dance festival (Odisha), ICCT Memphis Silver Jubilee Event, Winnebago Cultural Event, Wild Rice Concert(USA) to name a few.

She has been invited for solo Kathak performance by highly illustrious ‘12th Delhi International Arts Festival 2018’ as an International performer of Indian Art in India Habitat Center Delhi.

Anaam was the featured Kathak performer for New York Kathak Festival 2019 at prestigious Alvin Ailey New York Theater and was also invited as a workshop artist for famous Miles of Music Festival for Kathak.

Also, Anindita is one of the few dancers in USA to collaborate impromptu with Grammy Award winner Vishwa Mohan Bhatt on his compositions accompanied by Vineet Vyas on Tabla and has been appreciated for her performance by the maestro himself.

She is one of the few Kathak dancers from entire North America to be awarded the coveted Indian Raga Fellowship fall 2018 and was part of the repertoire in San Diego. She leaded two choreographies, the former being based on Fur Elise of Beethoven where she weaved a story around the modern-day issues of virtual vs real life in a blend of Kathak and Bharatnatyam dance styles and latter being the ‘Rhythms of Rajasthan’ showing two folk styles and Jaipur Gharana Kathak from the princely state. One of her project on anti-war, ‘Pakano Boma’ received great reviews from the critics in India.

Anindita acted as a judge in International classical Dance Competitions like Naveen Kalakar 2018 (Odisha), Nava Unmesha Dance Festival 2018(Devdasi National festival), National Dance Competition, Cuttack Mahotsav and so on. She has completed her Bachelors in Kathak Dance from Pracheen Kala Kendra Chandigarh, India and also a certified examiner for the same university.

She has been covered by leading newspapers in India and USA including Times of India, The Hindu, Hindustan Times, Indian Express, Pioneer, Nav Bharat Times, Asian Age, Chicago Tribune Naperville Times, Statesman, Outlook India, Business Standard, Eagle Herald, Dainik Jagran, Dainik Bhaskar, Amar Ujala, Grihashobha Women magazine, Telegraph Hindi, Green Bay Channel 5 and so on.

Anindita is the first Indian classical Kathak dancer in the state of Wisconsin USA to be serving as the ‘Secretary’ of prestigious Wisconsin Dance Council, the state affiliate of National Dance Education Organization.

Congratulations Olivia Daniels and Vision Dance Theatre

Congratulations and thank you to Olivia Daniels and our pre-professional dance company, Vision Dance Theatre, for sharing their gifts as part of the Fusion Dance fundraising event. Proceeds from the event go to support arts programs for children with special needs. Below are some great photos from the event compliments of Olivia’s mom!

"Our Military Kids" Scholarship

We are excited to announce that one of our students was honored with a $300.00 scholarship under a grant program of the National Guard and Reserve.

The grant was issued by “Our Military Kids, Inc.” who works to recognize children of military personnel for their “contributions and proud service to our nation…for the sacrifices made during the period of their parent’s deployment.”

Valley Academy for the Arts extends our gratitude to the service provided by our military for are honored provide a home for children during the often challenging time of a parent’s deployment.

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Congratulations Peter & the Wolf Cast

Congratulations to all the Valley Academy for the Arts students who participated in the Peter & the Wolf performances this spring. The final performance was presented on July 4th as part of the Neenah Community Fest. Thank you Anne Marie Abderholden for choreographing the production and to Katharina Abderholden and Miss Tracy for assisting with rehearsals. Enjoy the slideshow below of the various performances.

Teacher Training with Anne Marie Abderholden

Study with Valley Academy for the Arts’ founder and artistic director, Anne Marie Abderholden in the teaching method that she developed: Kinesio Dance

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Anne Marie Abderholden was born in Holland and spent most of her childhood in Switzerland. At age seven she joined the Opera  Ballet School in Zurich. After a nine-year professional ballet career, Anne Marie went on to complete an  advanced degree in classical ballet (extended Vaganova) pedagogy from the Music College in Cologne, Germany.  She taught at the Opera Ballet School in Zurich, at the Swiss School for Professional Dancers and at the     Theater Ballet School in Krefeld and Monchengladbach, Germany. In 1991 she moved to Madison, Wisconsin where she taught for the Monona Academy of Dance. She was a choreographer for the Wisconsin Dance Ensemble and the Performing Arts for Children.

Anne Marie developed Kinesio Dance as a method of empowering dance teachers with the tools they need to develop strong dancers through in-depth knowledge of anatomy and physiology and applying this knowledge to minimize the risk of injury.

Congratulations Vision Dance Theatre!!!

Congratulations to our pre-professional ballet company Vision Dance Theatre for their March 9th performance of Kaleidoscope at The Grand Oshkosh. Our young dancers did a fabulous job performing the works of four choreographers, including our very own Olivia Daniels and Anne Marie Abderholden.

Please mark March 14, 2020 as Vision Dance Theatre’s next performance at The Grand where they will be presenting Dissonance Part II.

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Photo credit: Che Correa Photography

Vision Dance Theatre under the guidance and direction of Anne Marie Abderholden, provides pre-professional dance training and performance opportunities for qualified dancers across North-Eastern Wisconsin.   

Vision Dance Theatre is a self-governing organization with a board made up of its members; providing them with an opportunity to guide the direction of the company including choice of educational, leadership and service opportunities.  Community outreach is a significant part of Vision Dance Theatre’s mission and goes far beyond dance performance.  Company members have an opportunity to connect with and inspire their audience through interactive engagement.

With their rigorous rehearsal schedule, company members are given an opportunity to develop self-discipline, resilience, self-motivation along with a healthy work-life balance. As proof of this many company dancers are involved in a wide variety of activities outside of dance.  Additionally, all company members have achieved the academic excellence required for entry into the National Honor Society for Dance.

Past Vision Dance Theatre members have been awarded university scholarships for academics and dance; have been invited to study and perform with world-renowned dance companies and schools; and have gone on to serve their communities through social leadership.

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Introducing the Choreographers - Katharina Abderholden

We are please and excited to present the premier performance of Vision Dance Theatre - Valley Academy for the Arts’ pre-professional dance company. The performance will be:

Saturday, March 9, 2019

2:00 pm

at The Grand Oshkosh

Kaleidoscope presents the work of several renowned choreographers. In this series, please meet our choreographers:

Katharina Abderholden, Kaleidoscope Rehearsal Director

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Katharina began dancing at the age of 14 when she attended several ballet intensive programs. She attended the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee for four years where she focused her studies on contemporary dance technique and choreography.  While attending the university, Katharina was able to perform in works choreographed by Mark Morris, Arnie Zane, and Colleen Thomas.  Professionally Katharina worked with Danceworks Milwaukee (USA), Le Marchepied (CH), and projects created by Stephen Kowplowitz(USA) and Cie Utilité Publique(CH). Katharina currently teaches at Valley Academy for the Arts and has collaborated on several artistic installations across the state of Wisconsin including the Lake Arts Project.

Introducing the Choreographers - Olivia Daniels

We are please and excited to present the premier performance of Vision Dance Theatre - Valley Academy for the Arts’ pre-professional dance company. The performance will be:

Saturday, March 9, 2019

2:00 pm

at The Grand Oshkosh

Kaleidoscope presents the work of several renowned choreographers. In this series, please meet our choreographers:

Olivia Daniels

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Olivia is 20 years old.  She is a very colorful, creative and passionate young woman. She is an ARTIST! And is thrilled anytime she has the opportunity to share her creative talents and imaginings with others. 

Olivia was born with a rare genetic syndrome call Hypohydrotic Ectodermal Dysplasia.  It affects her hair, teeth, skin, nails and sweat glands.  Additionally, Olivia has faced developmental learning challenges. Growing up looking and feeling different hasn’t always been easy for Olivia. But she embraces her differences.  And, like a true artist, she loves being unique.  Her passions give her confidence to face and rise above challenges.

Dance has always been a part of Olivia’s life.  She took her first ballet class when she was just 3 years old and she never stopped.   Dance is how she expresses herself and releases her emotions. She attended dance classes at Mirror Image Dance Academy from 2004-2013.  While at MIDA she was active in Performing Company for 7 years and The Nutcracker Ballet for 8 years. Roles she held included Little Snowflake, Chinese Dancer, Spanish Dancer, Party Girl, Party Server, Battle Mouse and Twirlygig.  Throughout her time at MIDA she also experimented with many others styles of dance (Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop, Irish, Musical Theatre and Modern). But her passion for ballet only grew stronger. 

 Olivia joined Valley Academy for the Arts six years ago in 2013.   She was most delighted to study classical ballet at VAA with performance opportunities in classic stories like Peter and The Wolf (Water and Grass), Hansel and Gretel (Bird),  Pippi (Pirate, Country Girl), Twelve Dancing Princesses (Mazurka Vender), Where the Wild Things Are ( Solo role as the Moon), as well perform Variations from classic ballets during Just Tchaikovsky.  She’s enjoyed VAA Summer Intensives.  And also just completed her 14th season of Nutcracker.  This includes the past 6 seasons with VAA at Nutcracker in the Castle where she danced the roles of Marzipan Trio and Doll soloist.

Olivia entered into the world of competition dance from 2009 – 2017 mostly as a soloist.  It was during this time that she discovered her passion for telling stories.  She began by working with her choreographers: choosing her music, creating her stories, designing her costumes and adding her own phrases within her dances.  She has been choreographing her own ballet/contemporary solos for the past 4 years.  Her solo choreography credits include:  Believe, Finding Me, Frolic, and Chariots of Fire.   Most recently, she choreographed her first pointe solo titled, The Pirate Queen, and made a dream come true by performing it on stage as part of the Passion Presentations for the 2019 Wisconsin Miss Amazing pageant.  

Olivia was recently crowned the 2019 Wisconsin Miss Amazing Jr. Miss.  She also held the titles for Wisconsin Miss Amazing 2018 Teen and the Uniquely You 2017 Teen.  Both organization help girls and women with disabilities grow in their confidence and leadership skills.  She has used her titles to help advocate for girls and women with disabilities.  Olivia’s journey as a state representative for Wisconsin Miss Amazing is just beginning.  Later this year she will travel to Chicago to attend National Miss Amazing and compete for a National title. 

Olivia created a platform called Operation Cool-Danna to help raise awareness for the National Foundation for Ectodermal Dysplasias and for Heat Stroke and Heat Exhaustion.  This is important to Olivia, because a main feature of her syndrome is that she doesn’t sweat.  She is unable to internally regulate her body temperature and overheats easily just from being in a warm environment.  The cooling neck bands (Cool-Dannas) help to keep her body cool.

Olivia created another platform called Operation In-Full Bloom as a way to spread acts of kindness by sharing her signature hair flowers with others.

Olivia is currently an intern at Project Search where she is working on her employability skills and becoming more independent.  Her future dreams include becoming a published author, work in the field of costume design and creating a special needs dance company.  Through her passions, Olivia hopes to inspire others, make a positive impact in her community and a positive change in the world for people with special needs. 

Olivia jumped at the chance when she was offered the opportunity to participate in a student choreography project. And is very excited to be showcasing her very first self-choreographed group piece which she calls The Human Spirit.

 

 

Introducing the Choreographers - Anne Marie Abderholden

We are please and excited to present the premier performance of Vision Dance Theatre - Valley Academy for the Arts’ pre-professional dance company. The performance will be:

Saturday, March 9, 2019

2:00 pm

at The Grand Oshkosh

Kaleidoscope presents the work of several renowned choreographers. In this series, please meet our choreographers:

Anne Marie Abderholden - Valley Academy for the Arts

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Anne Marie Abderholden was born in Holland and spent most of her childhood in Switzerland. At age seven she joined the Opera Ballet School in Zurich. After a nine-year professional ballet career, Anne    Marie went on to complete an      advanced degree in classical ballet (extended Vaganova) pedagogy from the Music College in Cologne, Germany.  She taught at the Opera Ballet School in Zurich, at the Swiss School for Professional Dancers and at the     Theater Ballet School in Krefeld and Monchengladbach, Germany. In 1991 she moved to Madison, Wisconsin where she taught for the Monona Academy of Dance. She was a choreographer for the Wisconsin Dance Ensemble and the Performing Arts for Children. In 2002 Anne Marie founded Valley Academy for the Arts where she is currently Artistic Director.

 

Introducing the Choreographers - Elisabeth Roskopf

We are please and excited to present the premier performance of Vision Dance Theatre - Valley Academy for the Arts’ pre-professional dance company. The performance will be:

Saturday, March 9, 2019

2:00 pm

at The Grand Oshkosh

Kaleidoscope presents the work of several renowned choreographers. In this series, please meet our choreographers:

Elisabeth Roskopf - Li Chiao-Ping and Danceworks Performance Companies

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Elisabeth Roskopf’s passion for dance began at age 6 and she has been dancing ever since. She graduated with a BA in Piano and a minor in Dance from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire in 2011. She is a company member with Li Chiao-Ping Dance and Danceworks Performance Company as well as a guest artist with Wild Space Dance Company, Marlene Skog Dance, and an alumna of Catey Ott Dance Collective. Since the spring of 2014, Elisabeth has been performing in the Lake Arts Project, directed by Jennifer Miller and Karl von Rabenau of the Milwaukee Ballet. Since 2015, Elisabeth still continues to choreograph and perform her solo works with Danceworks DanceLAB Get It Out There  concert series.  Elisabeth is honored to be a guest choreographer for the Vision Dance Theatre at Valley Academy for the Arts.

Introducing the Choreographers - Karl Von Rabeneau

We are please and excited to present the premier performance of Vision Dance Theatre - Valley Academy for the Arts’ pre-professional dance company. The performance will be:

Saturday, March 9, 2019

2:00 pm

at The Grand Oshkosh

Kaleidoscope presents the work of several renowned choreographers. In this series, please meet our choreographers:

Karl Von Rabeneau - Milwaukee Ballet School and Academy

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Raised in Duluth, Minnesota, Karl von Rabenau received his early dance training at the Duluth Ballet, now Minnesota Ballet. He continued his training at Minnesota Dance Theatre, the Boston Ballet School, and the San Francisco Ballet School. Mr. von Rabenau began his career as a member of Boston Ballet II and apprentice to Boston Ballet. Mr. von Rabenau has also danced for Omaha Ballet and Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre. He danced his final ten seasons as a soloist for the Milwaukee Ballet. His wide repetoire included dancing soloist and principal roles in works by Alvin Ailey, George Balanchine, Jean-Paul Comelin, John Cranko, Agnes De Mille, Lisa DeRibere, Choo San Goh, Jose Limon, Eugene Loring, David Parsons, Marius Petipa, and Bruce Wells. Highlights of his career include, touring to Taipei, Taiwan with PBT, dancing the roles of Iago in Jose Limon’s The Moor’s Pavane, and The Blue Bird Pas de Deuxfrom Sleeping Beautyand fulfilling the dream of dancing in Balanchine’s Tarantella Pas De Deux.

Mr. von Rabenau’s second passion in life is teaching ballet. He has had the true pleasure to do this for the past 26 years throughout the Midwest and Eastern United States. Mr. von Rabenau has been on faculty with The Milwaukee Ballet School & Academy for 15 years and also works with the Milwaukee Ballet II as one of the principal faculty. During the summer months Mr. von Rabenau returns to Pennsylvania where he has been invited to teach at Point Park University for the past 20 years and the world renowned Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet in Carlisle, PA for the past 26 years.

As a choreographer, Mr. von Rabenau has created numerous works for Point Park University’s International Summer Dance Program. He has had works performed in the Regional Dance of America Festivals in both the Northeast Region by CPYB and Lake Erie Ballet School, and also Southeast Region by Classical Ballet of Memphis. Mr. von Rabenau was invited to choreograph a pas de deux, Speranzafor a Milwaukee Ballet presentation at the Milwaukee Art Museum.

In 2013 Mr. von Rabenau in partnership with his wife, Jennifer Miller, created Lake Arts Project, which is a collaborative non-profit organization that finds new and innovative ways to further enhance arts education in high schools. Each year Lake Arts Project has collaborated with local high schools in the Milwaukee area to create one of a kind performances. Each year visual art and written word provided by the local high school students are transformed by professional choreographers into world premier ballets and dances that are performed by professional and high school dancers.

Email: kvonrabenau@milwaukeeballet.org

Rhythm & Groove Winter Recital

Congratulations to our Rhythm & Groove and Neenah Park & Rec divisions for a successful winter recital. The students did a terrific job and the event was enjoyed by all! Thank you to our instructors, Miss Tracy, Miss Courtney, Miss Rebekah and Mr. Tom and to the First Presbyterian Church of Neenah for sharing their space with us.

Nutcracker Tea Party

Thank you for all those who made our inaugural Nutcracker Tea Party at the Ballroom at the Reserve. We had a spectacular event hosted by Jessica Pfister, Event Coordinator for the Ballroom and her staff with custom cookies provided by Whisk & Arrow Sugar Studio with Valley Academy for the Arts’ dancers performing selections from the Nutcracker ballet. It was a close and intimate event with over 100 young girls and their parents attending. We look forward to this becoming an annual event and partnership between VAA, the Reserve and Whisk and Arrow.

The History of the Nutcracker

The origin of the Nutcracker, a classic Christmas Story, is a fairy tale ballet in two acts centered on a family’s Christmas Eve celebration. Alexandre Dumas Père’s adaptation of the story by E.T.A. Hoffmann was set to music by Tchaikovsky and originally choreographed by Marius Petipa. It was commissioned by the director of Moscow’s Imperial Theatres, Ivan Vsevolozhsky, in 1891, and premiered a week before Christmas 1892. Since premiering in western countries in the 1940s, this ballet has become perhaps the most popular to be performed around Christmas time. The story centers on a young girl’s Christmas Eve and her awakening to the wider world and romantic love. The composer made a selection of eight of the more popular pieces before the ballet’s December 1892 premiere, forming what is currently known as the Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a, as is heard in Moscow Ballet productions. The suite became instantly popular; however the complete ballet did not achieve its great popularity as a Christmas performance event until almost 100 years later. (extracted from www.nutcracker.com)

 

Please join Valley Academy for the Arts in partnership with the Paine Art Center for our annual Nutcracker in the Castle.  Guided tours feature dancers from Valley Academy for the Arts in their presentation of select pieces from the Nutcracker ballet.  Make your reservations today HERE.

 

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Founder and Artistic Director - Anne Marie Abderholden

Anne Marie Abderholden is the founder and Artistic Director for Valley Academy for the Arts. Anne Marie does not like to toot her own horn and prefers to stay out of the spotlight.  She is, however the backbone of our organization and deserves to be recognized for her talent, her experience, her education and the profound gifts she brings to the dance community.  

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Anne Marie was born in Holland and spent most of her childhood in Switzerland. At age seven she joined the Opera Ballet School in Zurich. Upon graduation at age 18, she joined the Opera Ballet in Zurich, performed with the Volksopera Ballet in Vienna, the Stadttheater Badden and toured with Munich Opera. She has worked with the accomplished and world renowned choreographers Patricia Neary and Hans van Manen. Anne-Marie holds an advanced degree in the teaching of classical ballet, (extended Vaganova) from the Music College in Cologne. She taught at the Opera Ballet School in Zurich, at the Swiss School for Professional Dancers and at the Theater Ballet School in Krefeld and Monchengladbach, Germany.

In 1991 she moved to Madison, Wisconsin where she taught for the Monona Academy of Dance. She was a choreographer for the Wisconsin Dance Ensemble and the Performing Arts for Children. She was co-owner and artistic director of Turning Pointe School of Ballet before starting Valley Academy for the Arts in Neenah, WI.

Anne Marie  currently  holds a position on the Board of Directors for the Wisconsin Dance Council, An organization founded in 1966 to promote dance and dance education in the state of Wisconsin.  To help promote the Arts locally she serves as a board member on the Neenah Arts Council.

Throughout Anne Marie's Dance Career many children under her instruction  have been accepted into prestigious programs such as Kirov Academy Washington DC, The Nutmeg Conservatory, Gelsey Kirkland Academy of Classical Ballet, Bolshoi Academy, and the Milwaukee Ballet summer program. Many of her students have gone on to acclaimed college dance programs and professional dancing careers such as Principal Dancer with the Charleston Ballet Theater, Hamburg Ballet in Germany and Morgan Scott Company in New York. 

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Rhythm & Groove Program Openings

Valley Academy Rhythm & Groove Programs and

Pre-Ballet

Dance appreciation classes with basic instruction, technique and choreographed routine with costume and performance.

 

Session One: September 10 – December 15, 2018

 

Mommy/Daddy & Me           SAT                   10:00 – 10:45 am

3 yr old Ballet Tap                 M                      11:30am – 12:15pm

4 yr old Ballet Tap                 W                    11:30am – 12:15 pm

5/6 yr old Ballet Tap             TH                       5:15 – 6:00 pm

7-12 yr old Jazz                      M                         5:15 – 6:00 pm

7-12 yr old Lyrical                   M                        6:00 – 6:45 pm

7-12 yr old Tap                        T                         5:30 – 6:15 pm

7-12 yr old Irish                       T                         4:15 – 5:30 pm

5-6 yr old Hip Hop                TH                        5:30 – 6:15 pm

7-12 yr old Hip Hop              TH                         6:15 – 7:00 pm

Pre-Ballet                               M                         4:00 - 4:45pm

 

Tuition only $88.00 per session.

$10.00 registration Fee and $55.00 recital costume fee.

Printable Registration Form HERE.  

 

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Guest Instructor Fredrick Davis

Valley Academy for the Arts is honored to welcome guest instructor, Fredrick Davis to our studios September 17 - 21, 2018.  This special teaching opportunity is free to Valley Academy students and open to the public for a fee of $45.00 per day.  Classes will be held 4:30 - 7:30 pm (details to follow). The week will culminate in a showcase performance on Friday evening.  (details to follow).  

Born in Brooklyn, NY and raised in Chattanooga, TN, Mr. Davis began his training as a full scholarship recipient with Ballet Tennessee. 

Then he moved to New York City where he was given a full scholarship to train with the Joffrey Ballet School. 

He also has been given opportunities to study at summer intensives on full scholarship such as American Ballet Theatre, Boston Ballet, Charlotte Ballet, Joffrey Ballet School of NYC and Ballet Academy East of New York City. 

Fredrick joined Roxey Ballet dancing leading roles as "The Moor" in William Shakespeare's Othello, "The General" in Carmen and the "Pas de deux" from Diana and Acteaon.

Mr. Davis was accepted by Dance Theatre of Harlem Ensemble to have the privilege to work with Arthur Mitchell and then was promoted Company member under direction of Virginia Johnson dancing numerous such as the "Pas de Deux" from George Balanchine' s Agon, the "Pas de Deux" from Alvin Aliey's Lark Ascending, "The Male Duet" from Ulysses Dove's Dancing on the Front Porch of Heaven, the "Pas de Deux" from Darrell Grand Montre's Vessels, Christopher Huggins "Pas de Trios" In The Mirror of Mind, "Four Men's Variation" from Freddie Franklin's Pas de Dix of Raymonda and Donald Byrd's Contested Space.

In October 2016, Fredrick was invited by Mary-Beth Cabana Artistic Director of Ballet Tucson be a Guest Principal Dancer to have opportunities to dance major roles such as the Sugarplum Cavalier in The Nutcracker, Romeo in "The Balcony Pas de deux" from Romeo and Juliet, Lead male dancer in Daniel Precup's "Love Songs", Basilio in 3rd Act Grand Pas de deux from "Don Quixote", and Solar in Kingdom of the Shades of "La Bayadere".

He has performed with Dance Theatre of Harlem company on National and International tours, and was also a U.S. Ambassador for Dance Theatre of Harlem in Kingston, Jamaica, St.Thomas, and Honduras. Performed at the Apollo Theatre in Harlem, has been a guest artist for Dallas Black Dance Theatre, Donald McKayle honors performance in Irvine, CA, The Kennedy Center and Honors in DC, The Paramount Theatre in Seattle, WA, danced the "Pas de Deux" with Emiko Flanagan from George Balanchine's ballet Agon for Wendy Whelan's documentary private presentation of "The Restless Creature" and has performed for Arthur Mitchell's DTH Vision Gala with Ashley Murphy (Washington Ballet) alongside with Misty Copeland (ABT) and Matthew Prescott (International Freelance Artist).

 "From the streets to the stage the Journey of Fredrick Davis" documentary from WTCI-PBS production that also won an Emmy last January at the 31st Midsouth Regional Awards. Watch the documentary here:  http://www.pbs.org/program/streets-stage-journey-fredrick-davis/

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