Aspiring Choreographer: Omi’se Heru Fall 2022 Dance Canvas Intern

My name is Omi’se Heru, and I’ve had a passion for Dance since I was a little girl. I am a seniorat Dekalb School of the Arts(DSA) in Atlanta, Georgia, majoring in Dance and minoring inMedia. At Dekalb School of the Arts, I have undergone an intensive curriculum learning aboutdance history, choreography, vocabulary, and anatomy/kinesiology….

Announcing Dance Canvas’ 15th Anniversary Season and 2022-23 Choreographers

Dance Canvas’ 15th Anniversary season, which started July 2022 and runs through June 2023, is packed with performances, community workshops, artist talks, youth programs, and Dance Canvas’ signature Choreographer Career Development Initiative, which provides resources and performance opportunities to a selected cohort of choreographers and now Film makers!

Meet Dance Canvas/ Atlanta Contemporary 2022 Summer Resident Choreographer Kendall Alexander

The pressures of decision-making throughout our lives are the inspiration behind Dance Canvas/ Atlanta Contemporary Resident Choreographer Kendall Alexander’s piece. “I want to portray the emotional, physical, and mental reactions we have when making different choices, depending on how much these decisions mean to us.” Her choreographer will physicalize the impact that outside influences have…

Meet Dance Canvas/ Atlanta Contemporary 2022 Summer Resident Choreographer Meaghan Novoa

“My own desire to see myself and other neurodivergence (ND) people met with more understanding and an open mind was the driving force behind my concept,” stated Dance Canvas/Atlanta Contemporary Resident Choreographer Meaghan Novoa when asked the inspiration behind their piece “Inter(facing).” Inspired by their personal journey of moving towards more self-awareness and acceptance of…

“The Compassion and Empathy Necessary to Uplift a Community”: Spelman College Student Jasmine Taylor Newsome Critiques Dance Canvas’ 2022 Performance Showcase

Jasmine Taylor Newsome is a senior Dance Performance & Choreography major at Spelman College. As an artist and creator, she is passionate about using dance as a vehicle to cultivate the mind, body, and soul connection. Within any space, she uses intentionality and compassion to blend wellness and dance to create innovative approaches to life…