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Cornish Junior Dance Company Presents: En Avante

May 29, 2012

June 9 at 3 and 7:30 pm, and June 10 at 3 pm
Erickson Theater, 1524 Harvard Ave, Seattle, WA 98122
Tickets: $16 Adults $12 students, alumni, seniors
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SEATTLE, WA - Cornish Junior Dance Company will perform at the Erickson Theater on June 9 and 10, 2012.

Steve Casteel, former soloist with Houston Ballet, Preparatory Dance faculty and Cornish College of the Arts adjunct faculty member, has created becoming a new modern work about the process of leaving ones childhood to become an adult.  Leigh-Ann Cohen-Hafford has reset Inner Release – a powerful solo that premiered in 1998. Christine Juarez has set Under the Big Top a wonderful theatrical piece, which entertains, delights and utilizes the talents of our apprentice dancers.  Paula J. Peters, former Spectrum dancer, Cornish graduate (DA ‘07) and University of Washington graduate (MFA), has created 010000010111000001110000, Deconstructed–in our current age of electronic hyperactivity, sometimes we need to put on a Jazz Age grove - and Somnambulance in Reverse – what might our lives be like if we chose to walk loudly, and embrace life’s journey without fear of the destination?  Kathleen McCormick, Director of the Preparatory Dance Program at Cornish College of the Arts, has set Good Humored Ladies, a fun and humorous piece which challenges the young dancers musically, spatially and theatrically.  In addition Sarah Butler – 2012 graduate of Cornish College of the Arts – appears as a guest artist in Memory is Parallax choreographed by Alex Ketley, director of The Foundry and resident choreographer at San Francisco Conservatory of Dance.

About the Cornish Junior Dance Company
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 I, II and Advanced Ballet and Modern technique, 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: Armitage! Gone, Graham Company, Houston Ballet, Bill T. Jones/Arne Zane Dance Company, Colorado Ballet, Dayton Ballet, Mark Morris Dance Group, Miami City Ballet, National Ballet of Canada, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Pearl Lang Dance Theatre and Atlanta Ballet Pre-Professional Program.

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