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Saturday, March 23rd – Afternoon Showcase and Evening Concert

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Sunday, March 24th – Master Classes

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If you are a studio or dance company interested in performing, please write to info@solecitydance.org.

December 27, 2018

Dear Friends of the Dance Community,

Sole City Dance is pleased to share with you information and registration materials for our annual celebration of dance to be held on Saturday, March 23rd and Sunday, March 24th. Dance Northeast! features performance opportunities, a student choreography showcase, and master classes. Performances will be held at the Rochester Opera House, located in downtown Rochester and master classes will take place at the Sole City Dance studios located at 187 Route 108 in Somersworth.

Don’t miss your opportunity to participate! There is room for 9 companies to be featured in our evening concert Saturday at 7:00 pm at the Opera House. Because this is a non-competitive celebration of the art of dance, studios, and companies that do not participate in dance competitions will be given first priority. High school, college, pre-professional and professional companies may perform up to eight minutes of choreography. A second performance opportunity for younger and second companies, as well as student choreographers, will be in an afternoon showcase also held at the Opera House at 2:00 pm. All solos must submit an audition video. Email for more info.

Master classes will be on Sunday and are open to the public, so be sure and reserve your space by registering early. The full master class schedule will be released soon!

All registration forms for companies, student choreographers, and individual dancers are included in this attachment and must be returned to Sole City Dance by February 23, 2019, in addition to music.

If you have any questions or would like further information, please contact Alex via email at alex@solecitydance.org or Moriah via email at moriah@solecitydance.org. We hope you can join us for this exciting community dance event!

Sincerely,

Alex Poulis, ED

Moriah Bureau

SCD Dance Northeast Co-coordinators

 

2019 DNE Performance Info

 

Company Registration Form

 

Company Tech Form

 

Student Tech Form

 

Guest Performers:

Kelly Kaleta

Growing up in Easthampton, MA, Kelly Kaleta began her training at the Hackworth’s School of Performing Arts and started teaching while she was attending Boston University. Focusing in tap, she has taught up and down the east coast and Canada for almost 20 years, choreographing, judging, and performing in many different venues. She is a founding member of “Off Beat,” a company created and directed by her former student Ryan P. Casey. You can also see her and her choreography in the award-winning movie “Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench” directed by Damien Chazelle (La La Land). In 2006, she was a cast member of “Imagine Tap,” created and choreographed by Derick Grant and Aaron Tolson. She has been a faculty member and judge for Tap 2 You, Dance Masters of America, American Dance Awards and Tapademics. She has taught at Steps on Broadway, Broadway Dance Center, and Peridance in NYC. Other past performances include the Cape Dance Fest, Inside Out at Jacob’s Pillow, NYC Tap Festival, Break the Floor, Clara’s Dream: A Jazz Tap Nutcracker – performing with Drika Overton, Josh Hilberman, and Brenda Buffalino, Tapestry – produced by Dance Inn Productions, and others.  Her own annual event, Tap it Up, is a one day workshop held every October in Stratford, CT.  Believing that you never stop being a student, she continues to take classes and workshops to improve both her dancing and her teaching.

 

Mikhail Ilyin

Originally from St. Petersburg, Russia, Mikhail graduated with a BA from Vaganova Ballet Academy. Mikhail won the Gold Medal at the  ‘Vaganova-Prix” Competition (1998). He danced with Mariinsky Ballet while also studying with Vaganova Academy. Mikhail started his professional career in the US when he joined Boston Ballet in 1999. In He was awarded a diploma at the Paris Competition, won highest awarded prize – Silver medal at the New York International Ballet Competition (2000), won the Bronze at the Jackson IBC(2002). In 2001, he became a soloist and then a principal dancer with Miami City Ballet and performed a wide variety of the leading repertoire. In addition in 2005, he was chosen by Dance Magazine as one of the ‘to watching’ dancers of today. Mr. Ilyin finished his professional performance career with the American Ballet Theatre. He also performed as a guest artist all around the US and across Europe and Asia.

He is a faculty member at American Ballet Theatre’s JKO School, SLK Ballet, Alvin Ailey. Mikhail also is a Ballet Master for the rehearsals of all levels, teaching, staging, choreography and evaluating audition for ABT’s Summer Intensive programs. He teaches Master classes for ABT’s outreach groups from Brazil, Japan, Florida, and NYC; taught classes for Alvin Ailey company, worked and taught classes for American Ballet Theatre company, company’s apprentices and Studio Company. Mikhail is certified and has won awards for his teaching of ABT’s National Training Curriculum. In 2018 Mikhail was invited to guest teach ABT’s company classes.

His teaching experience includes work with New York University (mentoring master’s candidates in ABT Pedagogy about Vaganova Method and relevance of it in ABT’s National Training Curriculum), UNCSA, Rutgers University. Mikhail has previously taught and choreographed for Miami City Ballet School, Pacific Northwest Ballet School (summer intensive), Hamilton College, Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute, and has been as “Artist-In-Residence” with Ballet Mississippi since 2005 – where he has performed many times as well. Mikhail has had appearances on TV promoting the art of dance and holds “Meet the Artist” Q&A sessions at ballet schools around the country. Mikhail taught master classes at New York City Center, Ballet Tech, Joffrey Ballet School (Summer Intensive Faculty), Ellison Ballet, Gelsey Kirkland Academy of Classical Ballet, Dreyfoos School of the Arts, and other schools in Florida, South Dakota, Georgia, New Jersey, Louisiana, Texas, and Japan.

Mr. Ilyin coached ABT’s company members as well as supers and company apprentices for ABT’s productions of “Manon”, “Nutcracker” and “Cinderella”. Mikhail enjoys choreographing and has staged different classical ballets and suites from Don Quixote, Etudes, Corsaire, Raymonda, Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, Giselle, and Paquita. His original choreography credits include more than 30 works utilizing different styles of dance and music (full-length Nutcracker, Atomic Basie, Schumann’s Sonatas, Moves Like Jagger, Romanian Cadaneasca, Afrotech, and electronic music). Mikhail was selected from a competitive group to also choreograph as part of ABT’s “Innovation Initiative” choreography project: “Unrestrained”, performed at the Joyce Theater, NYC.

Mikhail is also Founder, Artistic and Executive Director of iDEA in Movement workshop series: an integrated dance series focusing on body awareness and improvisation, combined with professional dance and classical ballet training. He is also a Certified Practitioner of The Feldenkrais Method of Somatic Education: a 4-year professional training program in Awareness Through Movement and Functional Integration. He continues to teach workshops and private lessons in the US, UK, Netherlands, Germany and Spain.

 

Boston Community Dance Project

Boston Community Dance Project was created in 2011 by Sarah-Katarina (SKooJ CorE-O) to bring artistry to the next level. BCDP concentrates in Contemporary and Fusion based movements but is also inspired by Modern, Musical Theater, Hip Hop, Jazz Funk, and Cultural Dance. BCDP strives to showcase the true art of storytelling by drawing inspiration from movies, novels, and historical events. The company’s mission is to reach out to the community with realistic concepts; connecting all viewers emotionally. We hope to give all the opportunity to experience the release that dance can provide. For the past five years Boston Community Dance Project has guest performed at over 100 shows, hosted more than 20 workshops, and given out more than $1000 in scholarships for our CONTEMPORIZE! 2 Day Intensive. We are eager to strengthen the community, give back to ones in need, and celebrate those who should be acknowledged for their talents, acts of kindness, and love toward the performing arts!

Master Class Teachers:

Alex DeAlmeida, Hip Hop 

Alex DeAlmeida comes from Fall River, MA as a Hip Hop teacher who has been teaching for the last 13 years. He is the Artistic Director of Static Noyze Dance Company and the founder of ILLusion. He’s trained all throughout New England as well as Los Angeles and New York, and he has had the pleasure of dancing with several professional companies throughout his career. His teaching spans recreational, competitive, and adult open classes, and his choreography was awarded top honors throughout New England and has been seen on stages shared with Busta Rhymes, JaRule, 112, and Ginuwine.

 

 

 Kelly Kaleta, Tap 

Growing up in Easthampton, MA, Kelly Kaleta began her training at the Hackworth’s School of Performing Arts and started teaching while she was attending Boston University. Focusing in tap, she has taught up and down the east coast and Canada for almost 20 years, choreographing, judging, and performing in many different venues. She is a founding member of “Off Beat,” a company created and directed by her former student Ryan P. Casey. You can also see her and her choreography in the award-winning movie “Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench” directed by Damien Chazelle (La La Land). In 2006, she was a cast member of “Imagine Tap,” created and choreographed by Derick Grant and Aaron Tolson. She has been a faculty member and judge for Tap 2 You, Dance Masters of America, American Dance Awards and Tapademics. She has taught at Steps on Broadway, Broadway Dance Center, and Peridance in NYC. Other past performances include the Cape Dance Fest, Inside Out at Jacob’s Pillow, NYC Tap Festival, Break the Floor, Clara’s Dream: A Jazz Tap Nutcracker – performing with Drika Overton, Josh Hilberman, and Brenda Buffalino, Tapestry – produced by Dance Inn Productions, and others.  Her own annual event, Tap it Up, is a one day workshop held every October in Stratford, CT.  Believing that you never stop being a student, she continues to take classes and workshops to improve both her dancing and her teaching.

 

 

Jeannette Neill, Jazz 

Jeannette Neill founded and was the Artistic Director of the Jeannette Neill Dance Studio. For almost 40 years, her studio was a supportive and encouraging training ground for aspiring and recreational dancers. Jeannette was also Co-Founder and Executive Director of Boston Youth Moves, a pre-professional teen dance program. In addition, she was one of the Artistic Directors of The Boston Summer Dance Festival.

Jeannette has been on faculty of many well-known dance institutions including: The Jeannette Neill Dance Studio, Boston Youth Moves, Powered By Dance Summer Programs, Boston Conservatory, Walnut Hill School of Performing Arts; local colleges and universities, such as Harvard University, Boston University, Emerson College; Boston Ballet Summer Dance program and Broadway Dance Center in New York City. Her national and international master classes and workshops have taken her to Palermo Italy, Goteborg Sweden, Tokyo  Japan, Monterrey, Mexico.

Jeannette is an enduring and moving force in the Boston dance and cultural community. She continues to share her talents through scheduled open classes, master classes, workshops and more.

 

 

Mikhail Ilyin, Character Ballet

Born in St. Petersburg, Russia, Mikhail Ilyin graduated with Bachelor of Arts degree from the Vaganova Ballet Academy in 1998. In 1999, he joined the Boston Ballet for two years, then Miami City Ballet where he became in principal in 2003. His repertoire with Miami City Ballet included leading roles in Swan Lake, Paquita, Coppélia, Giselle, The Sleeping Beauty, Ballet Imperial, Apollo, Theme and Variations, Allegro Brillante, Ballo della Regina, Prodigal Son, Symphony in C, Afternoon of a Faun, Dances at a Gathering, Interplay, Company B, In the Upper Room, and many others. Ilyin won the Gold Medal at the International Ballet Competition “Vaganova Prix” and a diploma at the Paris International Dance Competition (1998), Silver Medal at the New York International Ballet Competition (2000) and Bronze Medal at the International Ballet Competition in Jackson (2002). In 2005, he was chosen by Dance Magazine as one of the “to watch” dancers of today. Ilyin joined American Ballet Theatre as a member of the corps de ballet in January 2008. His repertoire with the Company includes Airs, the Bronze Idol in La Bayadère, Company B, Birbanto in Le Corsaire, a leading role in Études, the peasant pas de deux in Giselle, Rabbit in Rabbit and Rogue and the Lead Pontevedrian Dancer and the Maitre d’ in The Merry Widow. He created the Russian Dance in Alexei Ratmansky’s The Nutcracker. Mikhail Ilyin is teaching and choreographing across the United States. He has been an Artist-in-Residence with Ballet Mississippi since 2005. In addition, he is a practitioner of The Feldenkrais Method of Somatic Education “Awareness Through Movement” (a 4-year Professional Training Program). Mikhail is fully certified with all the levels of ABT® National Training Curriculum Pedagogy Program.

                                                                       
Jenny Koenig, Contemporary 

Jenny Koenig has been a company member with Boston Community Dance Project since 2016. Throughout six seasons with BCDP, Jenny has performed all over New England and in a number of new works, including in BCDP’s annual charity benefit shows HUMANIZE! (2017) and VOCALIZE (2018). Additionally, Jenny has served on the leadership team for BCDP as the logistics coordinator for the past five company seasons and is frequently a guest teacher at classes and workshops throughout New England. Before moving to Boston, Jenny was the Artistic Director (2012-2013) and a company member (2009-2013) of Cardinal Ballet Company at Stanford University. During that time, she performed throughout the San Francisco bay area, including in new works created by Alonzo King (Alonzo King LINES Ballet), Muriel Maffre (Stanford, SFB), Garen Scribner/Quinn Wharton (SFB), and Diane Frank (Stanford, Douglas Dunn & Dancers, Merce Cunningham Dance Studio). Jenny has also performed as a guest artist with San Francisco Ballet (Role: Mini Cupid, 2003) and Kirov Ballet Company (Role: Bronze Idol Dancer, 2003) during their tours in Los Angeles, and has had multiple soloist roles in the San Diego Nutcracker (2005-2009). She has over 20 years of dance training in a variety of styles (from Jeannette Neill Dance Studio, Stanford University Dance Division, Anaheim Ballet, San Elijo Dance and Music Academy, and New West Ballet). When she’s not in the dance studio or on stage, Jenny is pursuing an MD/PhD degree from Tufts University in Boston. Jenny can’t wait to bring her talents, as well as the energy and passion of BCDP, to your community!

 

Chloe Osgood, Contemporary 

Chloe Osgood, a resident of North Andover, MA, began dancing at the age of 8 and has had a passion for movement ever since. She grew up dancing at Center for the Performing Arts, (CPA) in North Andover, MA, where she trained in ballet, pointe, jazz, contemporary, hip hop, and modern. Dancing at CPA gave Chloe the opportunity to take classes from many dance professionals including, Brian Friedman, Sheila Barker, Nicholas Cunningham, Derek Mitchel, Sonya Tayeh, Chris Jacobsen, Jenn Freeman, and many more, further igniting her passion for movement and dance.

Chloe later attended Wheaton College, where she was a member of the Dance Company for all 4 years, and captain for 1. Her choreography was featured in 5 of the companies 8 shows during her time at Wheaton, and she continues to choreograph for them post-graduation. Chloe was also part of the multicultural hip hop group for 3 years, where she nurtured and expanded her love for movement of all styles, inspiring her to continue to dance after graduation while growing her movement vocabulary.

Chloe frequently takes various classes in the Boston and New York area, which led her to Sarah-Katerina, Skooj Chore-O, founder of Boston Community Dance Project, (BCDP). Chloe has been an adult company member with BCDP for 2 seasons, and she is excited to continue her journey with them. She is also a current faculty member at Center for the Performing Arts where she grew up dancing, and she loves to share her knowledge and passion with her students!