Submitted by Dance Theatre Northwest.
Congratulations to all of the Winter 2019 DTNW Jr Dance Ensemble Members (in order pictured): Emily Cunningham, Lilie Nausid, Pearl Brooks, Sophie Hererra, Dana Falskow, Suza Haskins, Paige Hubers, Jessilyn Ye, Fancy Williamson, Joanna Mesler, Emma Young (promoted to Apprentice Company Member), Hannah Prisco, Francesca King, Liza Morado, Phoebe Holland, Annalise Mitchell, Haley Copeland, Willow Marx, Ellice Bledsoe, (also selected but not pictured Gigi Hererra, Jessika Turcan, Viktoria Yeager.
Auditions recently held at DANCE THEATRE NORTHWEST for the DTNW Junior Dance Ensemble selected this group of young dancers who will participate in a specialized training opportunity that includes classes, workshops, and performing opportunities. These talented members perform with Regional Company Members and guest artists in community service outreach programs such as “Arts Are Education” and “Art inspires Art” where Dance Theatre Northwest presents performances in collaboration with area arts organizations, in formal concerts, schools, retirement facilities and in community arts and service events.
Tryouts for this level consisted of ballet barre, center, and pointe work with five adjudicators all with experience as professional dancers and instructors officiating. The expected outcome of the project is to educate, inspire, motivate, enrich, and instill hope and discipline through dance and music. DTNW members will reach a diverse population as part of our mission through the performing arts and through their formal and community theatrical training opportunities and experiences. Dance Theatre Northwest’s committed staff and volunteer program works hard to insure meeting their organizational goals of accessibility and diversity while maintaining artistic integrity and quality in the company’s programming.
All of these dancers and more will participate in upcoming performances and events throughout the 2019 season.
Dance Theatre Northwest is a 501-c-3 non-profit organization committed to making dance as an important art form accessible to individuals and groups and to assisting future dancers and artists. Dance Theatre Northwest is currently offering Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Musical Theatre, Vinyasa Yoga, Dance Exercise Classes & Performance Opportunities for Adults, Teens & Children at 2811 BRIDGEPORT WAY WEST #24, UNIVERSITY PLACE/TACOMA, WA 98466. Phone: (253) 778-6534 For more information visit www.DTNW.org