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Monterey Bay Choreographer's Showcase
SpectorDance
Marina, CA
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Monterey Bay Choreographer's Showcase
MONTEREY BAY CHOREOGRAPHER'S SHOWCASE 2014  

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 8 AT 8:00 PM  
FEATURING CUTTING EDGE CHOREOGRAPHERS FROM AROUND THE GLOBE

AT SPECTORDANCE
3343 PAUL DAVIS DRIVE, MARINA, CA

FOR INFORMATION AND TICKETS
831-384-1050
www.spectordance.org

FEATURED CHOREOGRAPHERS
MADS ERIKSEN  SAN JOSE, CA
SCOTT BELDING  BAJA, MEXICO
JULIE MULVIHILL  MONTEREY, CA
MARIKA BRUSSEL  SAN FRANCISCO, CA
STACEY PRINTZ  CORTE MADERA, CA
KARL SCHAFFER  SANTA CRUZ, CA
MILISSA PAYNE  SAN FRANCISCO, CA

TICKETS
Adult $20
Children 12 & under & Seniors 65+ $15

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL  PURCHASED BY FEBRUARY 1
Adult $15
Children 12 & under and Seniors 65+ $12

The SpectorDance Choreographer's Showcase brings choreographers and dancers from around the globe to the SpectorDance stage for a unique mix that is always an audience favorite.  Come and see a world-class performance in an intimate venue right here on the Monterey Peninsula.

Tickets are available at the door, online at www.brownpapertickets.com, or by calling 831-384-1050


Choreographer Bios

Mads Eriksen was born in Copenhagen in 1985. He attended the Royal Danish Ballet School and upon graduation, joined the company in 2002.  Mr. Eriksen danced with The Royal Danish Ballet for 6 years doing various soloist roles before joining Ballet San Jose in 2007.  After one year with Ballet San Jose Mr. Eriksen became a permanent part of Ballet San Jose School Faculty.  After retiring from dancing in 2010, Mr. Eriksen became a senior faculty member of Ballet San Jose School and a Certified American Ballet National Training Curriculum affiliate.

Julie Mulvihill is a dance artist and teacher interested in collaboration. Julie loves working with community collaborators and other artists to create interesting conversations through movement.  She holds a teaching certification in Alexander Technique and is a PhD candidate in Dance Theory and Practice at Texas Woman's University.  She earned a MA in Dance Studies from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro where she taught in both the Dance Department and the Theatre Department. Julie has been on the faculties of Georgia College and State University, UNCG, Elon University, Peace College, and other dance and theatre programs in the southeast.  She has shown work and performed with Even Exchange Dance Theater, Rainbow Dance Company, and Crossover Movement Arts.  Julie makes all kinds of movement with all kinds of people.

Marika Brussel is a San Francisco-based choreographer and teacher. She trained in New York City as a scholarship student at the Joffrey Ballet School and at the High School of Performing Arts. She performed with Joffrey's Concert Group, Ballet Theatre Of New Mexico, Napoles Ballet, and as a guest artist with companies around the country. Her work has been performed by Berkeley Ballet Theater, Ballet Theater of New Mexico, and at festivals around California, most recently at sjDanceCo's ChoreoProject.

Stacey Printz Artistic director of the Printz Dance Project (PDP) and Bay Area based choreographer, dancer and educator, received her sociology and dance degrees from UC Irvine.  In addition to teaching at Alonzo King's Lines Dance Center she has been/is on staff at ACT (American Conservatory Theatre -MFA program), St. Mary's College, Sonoma State University and has taught classes and workshops for Universities and studios across the U.S. -including classes in New York (at Broadway Dance, NYU, and Peri Dance), Memphis, Los Angeles (UCLA, El Camino College), Utah, Kentucky, Idaho, Colorado and more. Internationally she has taught in Curacao, Switzerland, Austria, the Netherlands, Belgium, Russia, Lithuania, Ireland and Italy. Her most recent show, Hover Space, premiered to high praise, packed houses and reviewers saying, "With a talented cast, unique concept and inventive movement, Hover Space is a slam dunk." And "the 'hovering' second stage was brilliant".  Her company has performed in San Francisco for 11 years, and has toured across the nation and internationally in Russia, Lithuania, and Ireland. Printz also collaborates on multi-genre, full evening performing arts pieces including YBCA's Director of Performing Arts, Marc Bamuthi Joseph's internationally recognized works, Scourge and The Break/s. She recently choreographed Bamuthi's latest highly acclaimed piece, "Red, Black & Green: A Blues", which garnered her a NY Bessie nomination for choreography.  That show premiered at YBCA and is currently touring the country For more company info: www.printzdance.org

Karl Schaffer Karl Schaffer has co-directed the Dr. Schaffer and Mr. Stern Dance Ensemble for the past 20 years.  He and co-director Erik Stern have toured throughout North America performing at such venues as the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Annenberg Center in Philadelphia, and the Mondavi Center in Davis, and most recently in New York and Hawaii. Schaffer and Stern have received five National Endowment for the Arts Access to the Arts awards for their cross-disciplinary performance work linking dance and mathematics. Schaffer also directs several Santa Cruz based touring shows about dance and mathematics; the group has performed in Santa Barbara, Monterey, and Marin recently, and is part of the Spectra Arts in the Schools program. Schaffer was an artist-in-residence at the Mello Center for the Performing Arts in Watsonville for 2004-2005. He has been keynote presenter on integrating dance and mathematics at numerous conferences on the arts, mathematics, and math education throughout North America. He teaches mathematics at De Anza College, and teaches dance as an independent artist.

Milissa Payne Milissa Payne Bradley is a San Francisco choreographer, dance educator, and movement artist, and was named the "e.e. cummings of ballet" by the Huffington Post.  A native of Kingsburg, California, Milissa received her training primarily under the direction of Diane K. Mosier, Marina Eglevsky, and Ron Guidi. Milissa has performed with The Oakland Ballet, Dance Through Time, and as a freelance and guest artist. She is a graduate with Honors from Saint Mary's College of California in the Liberal Education for the Arts (LEAP) program. Milissa is an American Ballet Theatre ABT Certified Teacher who has successfully completed the ABT Teacher Training in Primary through Level 5 of the ABT National Training Curriculum. Milissa is a Resident Artist at San Francisco's Performing Arts High School and also part of the teaching staff at Marin Performing Arts High School, and Contra Costa Ballet School. In 2010, she started The Milissa Payne Project, and has since self-produced work throughout the Bay Area. In 2010 her choreography was chosen as audience favorite in Spector Dance's Emerging Choreographer Showcase. In 2011, Milissa's choreography was chosen as a semi-finalist for the Company C Contemporary Ballet's New Commission Project. In 2012 she was awarded Audience Choice Award for sjDANCEco's 10th Annual choreoProject Awards and was also recognized by BayAreaDanceWatch & SAFEhouse for the Performing Arts as the Bay Area's Best Choreographer (Contemporary Ballet) 2012. The Milissa Payne Project's Revolve, was awarded 2013 Best Whirling Dervish in the Best of San Francisco 2013 by SF Weekly. www.milissapayne.com

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SpectorDance (View)
3343 Paul Davis Drive
Marina, CA 93933
United States


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Arts > Dance
Arts > Performance

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