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.

Who is Gladys? Insight into Britt Whitmoyer Fishel’s Epoch

“To begin, begin.” – William Wordsworth  These are the words of wisdom Britt Whitmoyer Fishel offers to the next generation of dance makers. Of this quote she says, “My great friend and colleague Maxx Passion introduced me to this quote in graduate school and I always find it relevant during roadblocks or when I need to think less,…

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…