Junior Dance Company Concert Press Release
Thank you for your support of our Program - We hope to see you at our upcoming concert!
Cornish Junior Dance Company
Seattle, Wash. April 8, 2009 - Cornish Junior Dance Company presents Threshold.
Each day we see the young people in the Cornish Dance
Studios taking chances, making decisions, finding their boundaries and extending
them. They are becoming individuals and artists. They are on the threshold of
their future. The company will perform at the Shorecrest Performing Arts Center on
Sunday, May 17th, 2009. Steve Casteel, former soloist with Houston Ballet and
Cornish College of the Arts adjunct faculty member, has restaged the Pas de Trois
from Swan Lake. Brenna Monroe-Cook, formerly of the Limon Dance Company has set a
new work "From Lullaby to Open Eyes" for the company. Leigh-Ann Cohen, formerly of
Ballet Jurgen, Metropolitan Ballet Theater and Pennsylvania Ballet, and an
accomplished choreographer in both Canada and the US has set "Tempered Stance" a
study of pose, involvement and condition. Christine Juarez, Preparatory Dance
Program faculty member, has created a new work " La Celebration de Printemps" a
multi level piece including Advanced, Intermediate and Apprentice dancers
interacting in a playful way. Paula Peters, former Spectrum dancer, Cornish College
of the Arts graduate and adjunct faculty member has created a new work, "Getting
from here to there" exploring community, individuals and relationships particular to
youth. In addition we will be joined in performance by Markeith Wiley and Anna
Lizette-Conner, dance students at Cornish College of the Arts, will join us in
performance. They are performing "Little Bold" a collaborative piece created for
the 2009 Cornish College of the Arts BFA concert.
DANCE CONCERT FACTS AT A GLANCE:
What: Cornish Junior Dance Company in Threshold
When: May 17th, 2009
Where: Shorecrest Performing Arts Center
15343 25th Ave. NE Shoreline
Times: Sunday @ 3:00 & 7:30PM.
<http://www.cornish.edu/events> $14 Adults $12
students, alumni, seniors
The Cornish Junior Dance Company offers intermediate and advanced students enrolled
in the Preparatory Dance Program at Cornish College of the Arts the opportunity to
work with choreographers and perform a variety of dance styles. Students,
registered in Intermediate II and Advanced Ballet, are invited to audition.
Students, in Intermediate I, are invited to register for the Apprentice Junior
Company. In the fall students in Primary thru Advanced levels of the Preparatory
Dance Program at Cornish College of the Arts may perform in "The Nutcracker."
The Preparatory Dance Program boasts illustrious alumni. Among many of the fine
institutions students have graduated on to are: American Musical and Dramatic
Academy, Barnard College, Boston College, Cornish College of the Arts, Harvard
University, The Julliard School, Lines Ballet/Dominican University BFA Program, Mt.
Holyoke College, Tisch School of the Arts at NYU, Juilliard, Fordham, Interlochen
Arts Academy and N.C. School of the Arts.
Companies include: Graham Company, Houston Ballet, Bill T. Jones/Arne Zane Dance
Company, Colorado Ballet, Dayton Ballet, Miami City Ballet, National Ballet of
Canada, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Pearl Lang Dance Theatre and Atlanta Ballet
This year Cornish Junior Dance Company members will be attending summer programs at
the Ailey School, Atlanta Ballet, Houston Ballet, Joffrey, Julliard, Northwest
Dance Intensive, San Francisco Conservatory of Dance and Summer Dance Lab.
Preparatory Dance Program
Cornish College of the Arts
To view our website: www.cornish.edu/prepdance
Part time office hours Monday thru Thursday - please call for an appointment.
1000 Lenora Street
Seattle, WA 98121
Studios are located at
710 East Roy Street