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Choreographer's Showcase
Join Us For A Weekend of Dance
Come & be surprised!  See big city dance right in your backyard!

Choreographers Showcase 2018

Saturday February 10th 7:30pm & Sunday February 11th 2:00pm

Contemporary Dance Class with
visiting choreographer Tracy Kofford
Open to All Dancers!
Friday February 9th 5:00-6:30pm
Class only: $25 | Class & 1 ticket: $40

At SpectorDance
3343 Paul Davis Drive, Marina, CA 93933

Featuring New Dance Works From:
Arick Arzadon-Monterey
Camrin Dannelly  Monterey
Jessica Harper - St. Louis
Callie Lynn - Monterey
Melissa Karasek - Monterey
Alyssa Mitchel - San Francisco
Tracy Kofford - Santa Barbara
Mariah Steele - Oakland

$20 in advance/$25 at the door
Seniors 65+ & Children under 12: $15 in advance/$20 at the door

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Call (831) 384-1050 or visit
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About the Choreographers Showcase

Since 1997, SpectorDance has proudly presented the Choreographers Showcase which features choreographers and dance companies from all over the state, nation and globe who come to the Monterey Peninsula for an exciting weekend full of eclectic dance styles and cutting-edge choreography.  We are excited to share this unique event with our community. SpectorDance is committed to providing opportunities for dance artists to perform in our state-of-the art venue and to introduce local audiences to performances that reflect the creativity and vitality of dance as a contemporary art form today. For this showcase, we are excited to offer a special Contemporary Dance Class with visiting artist Tracy Kofford! All dancers are welcome to take his class. Dont miss out on our Dancer Special: Master Class of Friday from 5:00- 6:30 and 1 performance ticket for just $40.

Artist Biographies

Featured Guest Artist, Tracy Kofford, is the director of the Santa Barbara City College Dance Company.  This 20-member group offers intermediate/advanced dancer students with the opportunity to perform and travel as a pre-professional dance company. This season the company will be performing at the New Vic Theatre, the Garvin Theatre of SBCC, along with tour California and neighboring state. SBCC Dance Co. partners with San Pedro Festival of the Arts, SpectorDance, Lyceum Theatre and The Ensemble Theatre.

Arick Arzadon has been performing since elementary school; starting with band and expanding to musical theatre and contemporary choreography in high school. With his high school and local theatre companies, such as Pacific Repertory Theatre, Western Stage and the Forrest Theatre, he has performed many roles including Aladdin, Frederic in Pirates of Penzance, The Artful Dodger in Oliver!, Danny Zuko in Grease, and Sonny from In the Heights. He co-choreographed for Monterey High's West Side Story, and choreographed an original piece for Monterey Peninsula College's dance concert. In college, he studied ballet, jazz, and modern with Deanna Ross, and Walter White. At UC Irvines Claire Trevor Art Dance Department, he studied dance, drama and performed in plays such as Othello, as Roderigo. In Southern California he was a founding member and vocalist of the professional music group, Fourty4b. Arzadon currently is a solo singer-songwriter, in collaboration with the Jinxes.

Camrin Dannelly is a Monterey native and active artistic member of the community. Dancing since she would walk, Camrin trained in various genres of ballet, jazz, tap, and pointe work. In high school she was introduced to the concept of improvisation and the theory of modern movement. Under the direction of her teacher and mentor, Laurie Groves, she was able to hone these styles to eventually find her dance devotion to contemporary dance and choreography. She discovered her passion for theatre at the age of 15 when she co-directed and choreographed a stage adaption the acclaimed film Moulin Rouge. She has since choreographed local productions of Broadway shows including Evita and South Pacific and has toured the local schools with the Monterey Bay Dance Company. Currently, she is an artistic director, choreographer and performer with the Carmel Delights Dance Company and Director of Choreography with local theatre company, Paraphrase Productions.

Callie Lynn is the director of The Carmel Delights Dance Company are dedicated to spreading artistic expression through community performance and collaboration. We strive to provide energetic, entertaining, and multifaceted dance productions by utilizing the talents of local musicians, vocalists, and other artists. The Carmel Delights is committed to creating new, inspiring productions focused on female empowerment, expression of various skills, and individuality. Our repertoire is expansive involving cabaret, modern, contemporary, ballet, jazz, hip hop, acrobatics, aerial, fire dancing, and theater.

Jessica Harper, choreographer, dancer, yoga instructor, and humorist completed her MFA in Dance from UC Irvine, her Masters in Education from University of Phoenix, and her BA in Dance from Loyola Marymount University. She teaches at LMU, UCI, Chapman University, and School of Dance and Music. Jessi dances with KAIROS and METHOD, is Associate Director for MULITIPLEX, and is Artistic Director of JESS HARPER & Dancers. While dancing with METHOD and TONGUE, she received Lester Horton Awards for Outstanding Performance. She was also nominated for Best Female Artist while dancing for METHOD. Jess is blessed to live creatively.

Melissa Karasek has been a dancer and performer since the age of two.  Growing up, she trained in various styles at Studio 10 Dance in San Jose and at Carmel Academy of Performing Arts.  In high school, she danced with the award winning Pacific Grove High School dance team and continued coaching the team for four years after graduating in 2009.  While coaching for PGHS, Melissa taught a variety of styles at Rockstar Dance Studio, Monterey Youth Center, and Robert Down Elementary.  She danced with the infamous Night Rockers dance crew at CSU Monterey Bay for their final season and was a part of Choreology Dance Crew from Salinas for two years, with whom she performed twice at World of Dance.  In 2013, Melissa moved to Los Angeles and performed with LA Unbound, Amaterasu Dance Company, and Fiasco Dance Crew. She worked with E.D.I.F.Y. Movement, at EDGE Performing Arts, Millennium Dance Complex and for Amaterasu Dance Company.  In 2014, Melissa began leading Walk and Roll Foundations wheelchair dance team with Chelsie Hill and continues to serve on their Board of Directors.  Karasek is currently studying at CSU Monterey Bay and teaching a variety of classes at SpectorDance.

Alyssa Mitchel is a San Francisco based dancer, choreographer and teacher, fiscally sponsored by Dancers' Group. She earned her BA in Liberal Studies/Teacher Preparation with a minor in mathematics from the Dominican University of California, graduating Summa Cum Laude with Honors and a nomination for the "Most Outstanding Student" in 2015. Simultaneously, she graduated from the career-bound program of Marin Dance Theatre. Professionally, she has performed with SpectorDance, Garrett+Moulton Productions, Peter & Co., Labayen Dance, SOULSKIN Dance and Polaris Dance Theatre. Alyssa has presented her choreography on schools and professional companies throughout the Bay Area, Santa Barbara, Monterey and Mississippi. She was most recently selected as one of the five choreographers to participate in Mark Foehringer Dance Project SF's Young Choreographers Forum. She teaches all levels of contemporary dance, ballet and core strength at dance schools throughout the Bay Area. Alyssa is also a devoted math tutor for students ranging from elementary school to college.

Mariah Steele is the Artistic Director of Quicksilver Dance, a modern/contemporary dance company founded in Cambridge, MA in 2010 before relocating to Oakland, CA in 2015. Steele has performed professionally in the companies of James Martin and Beth Soll in New York City, and with Peter DiMuro's Public Displays of Motion, Sokolow Now! the Anna Sokolow Archival Company, and Rebecca Rice Dance in Boston. Steele was on faculty at Endicott College in Beverly, MA for several years and has also taught courses at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Santa Clara University and Berkeley Ballet Theater. She graduated magna cum laude from Princeton University, where she combined her major in Anthropology and minor in Dance to write a thesis about traditional Sri Lankan dance. She also holds an MFA in Dance from Hollins University, and an MA from Tufts Universitys Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, where her thesis documented how to use dance in peace building. In 2013, The Boston Globe Magazine named Steele a rising talent in the arts.


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


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