Saturday November 9th

Youth Showcase - 5:00 pm  

Meet the Artists

CITY BALLET OF CLEVELAND is a nonprofit, pre-professional company residing at Cleveland CityDance on Shaker Square. The Company has been performing since the mid-90s and is committed to building a professional resident classical ballet company in the future and to retain local talent in Cleveland. In 2013 the Company received its first grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture. This vibrant and versatile company of dancers excels through dedication, self-discipline and love for the art of dance. Focused and energetic, these dancers are given unique opportunities to work with guest instructors, choreographers, and professional dancers. Company dancers serve as dance arts ambassadors wherever they perform. The Company continues performing at the All Ohio Dance Festival and local schools and senior facilities. Many dancers while in the ensemble have also performed with professional companies including Pennsylvania Ballet’s Nutcracker, Kirov Ballet’s La Bayadere and American Ballet Theatre’s Le Corsaire. Company members have attended summer intensive workshops at American Ballet Theater, School of American Ballet (SAB), Ballet Met, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, Harid Conservatory, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Ben Stevenson Academy, Julliard Dance, the Rock School, and San Francisco Ballet among many others. Our alumni are now dancing with professional companies, such as Diana Yohe of Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, who continues to return as a guest artist.

DIANNA DURKIN DANCE STUDIO, located in the City of Green, has been teaching dance since 1960.  All classes are taught by qualified dance professionals who use a non-competitive approach to dance, while making classes fun and interesting for dancers of all ages. Our goals are to teach our students how to develop movement skills, musicality, and creativity, become responsive listeners, a strong dance foundation and to develop an appreciation for the art form. We believe that dance improves their health, well being and learning ability. We want dancers to develop a positive relationship with their bodies, show respect to their teachers and fellow classmates and work together as a community.

BONE & FIDDLE DANCE COLLECTIVE (apprentices) is a group of professional dancers based in Portsmouth, Ohio. The Collective believes in enhancing and promoting culture through movement and dance. Founder Summer Logan delves into the experiential, social, political, and historic views of Appalachia. Bone & Fiddle Dance Collective explores gender roles, social engagement and issues of poverty through the lens of contemporary movement. B&FDC has enjoyed performing in the Appalachian Arts Festival (OH), Dance Mission (CA), Lincoln Theater, Napa Valley (CA), Shawnee State University (OH), Mudson (UT), pipeSCREAMS (OH), Winterfest (OH), Cleveland Dance Festival (OH).

BECK CENTER FOR THE ARTS is a non-profit, performing arts and arts education organization dedicated to inspiring and enriching the quality of life for Northeastern Ohioans. We combine professional theatrical productions with comprehensive curriculum-based arts education in Creative Arts Therapies, dance, music, theater, and visual arts, serving over 60,000 annually in Cuyahoga, Lorain, Lake, Medina, and Summit Counties. Crain's Cleveland Business named Beck Center the 11th Largest Cultural Attraction in Cuyahoga County.

CLEVELAND SCHOOL OF THE ARTS Cleveland School of the Arts is the region’s only comprehensive performing, visual and creative arts public high school. At CSA, passionate artist scholars receive the training, education and support to “EXCEL TODAY” and every day in their coursework that will allow each student to “PERFORM FOREVER” in their chosen arts discipline beyond the place, to a better tomorrow. CSA provides a college-preparatory education and access to nearby cultural institutions such as the Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland Institute of Art and the Cleveland Institute of Music. One-hundred percent of CSA graduates are accepted in post-secondary programs. CSA offers five major artistic departments: Creative Writing, Dance/Theater, Integrated Art, Music and Visual Arts.

THE MOVEMENT PROJECT SUMMER INTENSIVE GUEST ARTISTS Each year The Movement Project holds a one week intensive geared for serious-minded dancers interested in furthering themselves as creative artists and who wish to deepen and grow their technical and performance knowledge. This intensive provides a rigorous daily schedule in professional training, creative practice and rehearsals taught by TMP artistic directors, company members, as well as notable guest artists in the dance community. As part of the intensive, dancers create original works that premiere at our annual SummerWorks concert at the end of the week alongside our professional company.