2022 Artist Lineup
The 2022 artist lineup includes 12 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.
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 dance company was formed in 2006 under the direction of Sarah LaRose-Holland. We are a modern dance company that performs virtuosic and emotionally engaging work. Sarah moved from Florida to Minnesota in the mid 90s. She has performed with CWDCompany since 1996. Sarah presented the Kinetic Kitchen and Kinetic Playground dance series for 10 years. She has worked with several independent choreographers and dance companies throughout her career.
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!
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!