Catching Up With Choreographers: 4 Questions With Katherine

With the 10th Anniversary Performance Series right around the corner, we thought it’d be a good time to catch up with some of our past choreographers to see where they are now. For this installment of “Catching Up With Choreographers” we check in with choreographer Katherine Gant, who created a piece for our 3rd annual Performance…

2016-2017 Performance Series Choreographer: Beth Del Nero

I came very late to dance. 28 years old is when I walked into my first ballet class – a late bloomer to say the least. I keep wondering when people are going to “find out” I haven’t been dancing since age 3 like most other choreographers I know.  The truth is, I’ve been doing some…

2016-2017 Performance Series Choreographer: Raianna Brown

If you’ve ever driven down Southland Forest way on any given Saturday in the summer fourteen years ago, you would have seen two little girls in the middle of the driveway with a boom box attached to a long extension cord running all the way back inside of a house. One little girl would be…

2016-2017 Performance Series Choreographer: Isaac Lerner

Hello, my name is Isaac Lerner and I am one of Dance Canvas’ choreographers this season.  I started dancing at the age of four, and I haven’t stopped since. I graduated from the Ridgefield Conservatory in 2012, then later graduated from the Hartt School in Hartford Connecticut with a BFA in dance performance in May…

2016-2017 Performance Series Choreographer: Gierre Godley

I would consider myself a late bloomer in the dance world. Well no, I am actually still blooming! I’ve always been drawn to music and movement, but I didn’t take any formal dance classes until my last years in high school. I loved my high school friends so much and they were all dancers; so…

Meet our Spring 2017 Administrative Intern! Jaslyn Harris

“IF YOU WANT TO MAKE GOD LAUGH, TELL HIM ABOUT YOUR PLANS.” -WOODY ALLEN For as long as I can remember, my mother would always recite this very quote to me when I was going through a stressful period. I am the type of individual who tries to map everything out; however I have a…

2016-2017 Performance Series Choreographer: Meg Morrissey

I discovered my passion for choreography while studying at Northwestern University in Chicago. Prior to my time at NU, I grew up training in a classical ballet school. College gave me the opportunity to explore new movement and begin finding my voice as an artist. I remember the first time I saw my work presented…

2016-17 Performance Series Choreographer: Lindsay Fritz

Dance has always been apart of my life for as long as I can remember. Starting out at the age of 3 in a tiny tutu, through high school, and on into college. It was always there. I never really knew how long it would last. All I knew is that I would sign up…

2016-17 Performance Series Choreographer: Adam McKinney

I started choreographing in 5th grade because I was a fierce micromanager. Instead of playing four square at recess, I urged my classmates to “get down” to “Rock Steady” or Paula Abdul’s “Opposites Attract” (one of my first pas de deuxs in which I researched contrast and abstraction). I wouldn’t say that I was bossy,…

2016-17 Performance Series Choreographer: Emily Cargill

I started Emily Cargill and Dancers in 2013 after moving back to Atlanta from Jacksonville, Florida.  I was the co-artistic director of Braided Light dance Project in Florida, and that ignited the flame to start ECD once I moved back to Atlanta.  Choreography is something that just makes sense on my brain.  Some people are…

DC NEXT with Christa Smutek

Our DC NEXT students have been hard at work designing, promoting, and running their own show this summer! They have taken master classes from guest artists such a Otis Salid, taken a “swing” at aerial silk ropes, became live art at Dance Canvas fundraiser “Cocktails and Choreography” and more! They successfully showcased their show Thursday…

Meet Sicily Ledford: Dance Canvas Administrative Assistant

  “Be the change you wish to see in the world.” -Ghandi It is our pleasure to introduce our magnificent and talented Administrative Assistant, Sicily Ledford. She is a Kennesaw State University graduate with her Bachelor of Arts in Dance, an impressive resume, a huge heart, and a shining future. She created and founded her…