Celebrate Moon Madness with Richland Dance Program’s Moonstruck

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The Richland College Dance Program presents “Moonstruck” at 12:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on November 7, 2014 in Fannin Performance Hall. The event is free and open to the public.

“Moonstruck” involves student and faculty performance and choreography in a variety of genres including contemporary modern, ballet, jazz, tap and hip hop dance styles. Original pieces are created by dance faculty Cheryl Callon, Julie Rowley and Gina Sawyer, Richland College dance director. The company guest choreographer is Jamie Thompson. Guest performers include Dallas Black Dance Theatre II under the direction of Nycole Ray, and Sean Smith.

Explore the allure and mystery of the magical moon this fall with Richland Dance Program’s “Moonstruck”.  Join us to celebrate moon madness on November 7! For more information, call 972-238-3775. Richland College is located at 12800 Abrams Road in Dallas.

Guest Choreographer:

Jamie Thompson

Jamie Thompson

From Belize, Central America, Jamie Thompson is a graduate of Belhaven University (Jackson, Mississippi) where he received his B.F.A. in Dance Performance and Choreography. He received additional training from Belize National Dance Company and Dramatic Forces School of Dance. His previous dance experience includes serving as dancer, choreographer and teacher for Belize National Dance Company and dancing with Talk Dance Company of Jackson, Mississippi. Mr. Thompson recently danced with the internationally acclaimed Dallas Black Dance Theatre (Aug 2010- May 2014). He has directed and choreographed four productions for the Rotary Club of Belize, benefitting The Gift of Life Program. His special community interests include working with organizations that work for the betterment and development of youth. Mr. Thompson is passionate about education and artistic excellence.

Guest Artists:

Nycole Ray

Nycole Ray

Dallas Black Dance Theatre II, directed by Nycole Ray, consists of 10 aspiring artists from around the nation. Since its inception, Dallas Black Dance Theatre II has grown in popularity and thrilled audiences with its fresh allure. Dallas Black Dance Theatre II provides an opportunity for young artists to develop their dance skills while serving the Dallas/Ft. Worth community and touring across the nation with dance performances of the highest artistic quality.

Sean Smith

Sean Smith

A proud Canadian, Sean Smith grew up dancing in Vancouver, British Columbia. Mr. Smith received his training from the Goh Ballet Academy, Ballet British Columbia, and The Ailey School. Sean has performed with Mascall Dance (Vancouver), Ballet Creole (Toronto), and Bruce Wood Dance Project (Dallas). Currently in his 5th season with Dallas Black Dance Theatre, Sean has performed roles choreographed by Christopher Huggins, Talley Beatty, and Alvin Ailey. Also a budding choreographer, Sean has used his uniquely clever and often comedic sensibilities to create works both locally and abroad to critical acclaim. Sean is thrilled and honored to be a part of Rhythmic Souls and hopes to continue to inspire through the art of tap dance.

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