2022 Artist Lineup
The 2022 artist lineup includes 14 dance companies and individual artists; both professional adult and youth.
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RTDG has been producing, teaching and performing in and around the Twin Cities since relocating in 1994. Originally from the Pacific Northwest, he has extensive experience as a performer, choreographer, teacher, producer and arts program administrator. Ray is the producer of the annual Dances at the Lake Festival.
Tiyumba Dance Company is headed by choreographer and master dancer/drummer Fatawu Sayibu, from the northern region of Ghana. We are a traditional West African Drum and Dance Company located in the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area. We are a multinational performance group. Current members are from Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria and the United States.
We believe modern dance and related art forms are integral and vital components of our healthy individual development as humans and of our evolving collective cultural life. Our mission is to provide high quality, meaningful dance experiences to people of all ages through training, audience education and performance. We focus on providing accessible activities based on the philosophy that concert dance is an art form that can engage all members of the community.
Kinetic Evolutions is a modern dance company that performs virtuosic, dynamic and emotionally engaging work.
YDE strives to enrich the residents of the Twin Cities and surrounding area by providing an environment of dance training and performance with emphasis on artistic, technical, and creative content. Classes include preprofessional training for the serious student and programming for the avocational and young dancer. The Ensemble inspires the general public to better understand and appreciate dance in its many forms, to preserve and promote ballet and cultural traditions.
We are Minnesota's premier volunteer Japanese Dance group. Our dancers perform at the Festival of Nations, the Lantern Lighting Festival at Como Park, and the Cherry Blossom Festival.
During the early years of an 18 plus year career as a professional dancer, choreographer, and instructor spanning the US & Europe, Jennifer Mack found her true love and passion is collaborating and creating dance for and with other artists of all mediums. This was the start of Open Door Project which pushes the expectations and boundaries of what dance collaboration can be with film, visual art, spoken word, opera, and live music to create audience experiences.
Erika Martin is a Minneapolis based dancer, choreographer, teacher and engaged citizen. Originally from North Carolina, Erika received their undergraduate degree in Modern Dance and American Studies at Connecticut College. Their movement research investigates identity performance and how experience is manifested in movement.
Ashley Ballet Arts Academy (ABAA) was established in 2012 to provide exceptional training in ballet and its related arts to students of all ages and abilities. Our mission has always been to enrich lives through the art and joy of dance education – whether a student aspires to become a professional dancer, or they plan to pursue a different career, our doors are open to everyone with the drive to learn.
Jawaahir Dance Company is dedicated to presenting Middle Eastern dance as a living art form at its highest artistic level, to bringing the rich folkloric heritage of the Middle East to the theater stage, and to providing education about the dance in its authentic form for dance students and the general public.
Anda Flamenco celebrates the art of flamenco with performances that range from authentic and traditional to playful and irreverent, and all infused with the power and passion that is flamenco!
Freshwater Dance Collective was formed in 1989 to create and produce quality professional modern dance in Northeastern Minnesota through public performances and special events. The company collaborates with musicians, visual artists, writers, and other choreographers to provide the company with opportunities to present the widest possible range of choreography, music, art, and subject matter to area audiences.
ODC works to build community where the sacred humanity of each person is affirmed through the art of dance. One Dance Company has performed for thousands of people at community events, festivals, the Shakopee Women’s Prison, and more. Full-length performances include Thrown Away (2015 & 2016) and Enough (2017) and the company’s MN Fringe Festival debut in summer 2019 with She Says “ENOUGH!” One Dance seeks to create work that speaks to people’s hearts, inspires change, and builds community.
The City of Plymouth Dance Program provides education-focused, inclusive dance instruction in a community-minded environment. These dancers come from various dance backgrounds and experience levels, but all share a love of movement and excitement to showcase their work!