Getting to Know Our Choreographers: Kaila Carter

“My process for bringing this work to life required me to keep my intention at the forefront of mind. I started with very literal iterations of my concept and then started to abstract the movement. Of course, going about it that way, and making editorial choices, meant that I needed to be open to change.”

Getting to Know our Choreographers: Peter Swan

I would describe my work as being firmly rooted in the traditions and technique of classical ballet while heavily infused with the constant evolution of contemporary movement. The seeds of inspiration come in many forms – personal stories or histories, current events, interesting ideas or theories, or simply a fascinating piece of music.

Getting to Know our Choreographers: Catherine Messina

“My work for Dance Canvas centers around the intersection of strangers lives: both at big moments in history and small moments in personal lives. I’m fascinated by the seemingly random moments of life that drive people together or apart, depending on how they handle a shared experience.”

NDEO Conference: A First Experience

The sense of community and camaraderie was palpable…It was incredible to be around so many dedicated teaching artists. To me, that sense of connection is vital…From new lesson ideas, teaching approaches, choreographic viewpoints and discussions, I was filled each day with new ideas and possibilities.

Meet Hoke Payne: A New Step; Joining The Dance Canvas Team

I am excited and honored to be joining the Dance Canvas team for the 2019-2020 season! I have already met incredible and talented people here and I am sure I will meet many more. This season I am interning with Dance Canvas through my university, Kennesaw State, and have already had the privilege of working…


“It’s always so rewarding to see new work being developed by new voices in this industry. Our program provides opportunities not only to our choreographers, but also to Atlanta audiences to see these talented artists as they blossom on the local and national stage. I always love meeting new artists who call Atlanta home and helping to bring innovative choreographers from neighboring arts communities to present work in Atlanta!” – Angela Harris, Executive Artistic Director, Dance Canvas, Inc.

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…

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…