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…

Catching Up With the Choreographers

(Top Left to Right: Kamali Hill PC: Niqko, Braeden Barnes PC: Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth. Middle Left to Right: Leah Boresow PC: Abner Dvorah, Emily Cargill PC: Trib La Prade. Bottom Left to Right: Vanessa Chisolm PC: Shannon McCollum, Tre Mclendon.) It’s been four months since Dance Canvas showcased their spectacular 2015-2016 choreographic showcase. Eleven choreographers displayed…

Emily Cargill and Dancers Present: SLIT

Emily Cargill and Dancers (ECD) is proud to present SLIT, an evening-length work, with original choreography by Emily Cargill, Erik Thurmond, Kathleen Wessel (ATL) and Kelly Bartnik (NYC).    Atlanta audiences will have the opportunity to see Emily Cargill and Dancers’ premier of SLIT, their first evening-length work, this Spring.    Emily Cargill and Dancers…

Atlanta Dance Collective Presents: Time + Itinerant and the Opine Film Dance Festival

After Dance Canvas, Atlanta Dance Collective will be hosting their first season of performances at Synchronicity Theatre, March 25-26, 2016. Our show, entitled Time + Itinerant, boasts choreography from founders Britt Whitmoyer Fishel and Sarah Stokes, as well as guest choreography from Gabriella Dorado(ATL) and Caitlin Dutton(NYC). The works in Time + Itinerant all have…

2015-16 Performance Series Choreographer: Braeden Barnes

Courtesy of LEVELdance. Photo by Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth of Chicago Dance Supply Dance Canvas: When did you start choreographing? Braeden: Actually, it happened by surprise when I was  nineteen years old.  A teacher of mine asked me to start a dance piece on a ballet school’s senior students for a festival. She came back after a…

2015-16 Performance Series Choreographer Simone Stevens

Photo by Michael Sykes I am very honored (and so thrilled) for the opportunity to present Skewed at The Rialto as part of the Dance Canvas performance series. The dancers will also showcase Skewed at Emory this coming March for ACDA 2016, so we’re grateful to have the opportunity to perform the piece for multiple…

2015-16 Performance Series Choreographer: Kamali Hill

My grandmother always told me “Choose a career you love and you will NEVER work a day in your life”…and I never have. Photo by Niqko Upon receiving my B.F.A. in Dance and Choreography from Virginia Commonwealth University all I wanted to do was perform. So I tried my hand at Contemporary Ballet…Not for me,…