Dancers travel to Delaware Dance Festival


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Dayton Dance Conservatory members (left to right) Lauren Rhodes, Bethany Latessa, Molly Walden, Courtney Schaefer, Gabrielle DiNizo, Kiara Drew, Reese Miller, Trinity Wolff, Emily Jessee, and Danielle Weber traveled to the 24th Annual Deleware Dance Festival.


HUBER HEIGHTS – Traveling over 500 miles, members of the Dayton Dance Conservatory Company were honored to be invited to perform in the 24th Annual Delaware Dance Festival. The Festival, taking place from February 23rd-26th, brings pre-professional artists together from all over to celebrate and promote the art of dance. This fits right into the philosophy of the Dayton Dance Conservatory Company, a pre-professional youth dance company located in Huber Heights that has been committed to creating young ambassadors of dance who will continue to proliferate and sustain the art of dance in the Dayton region for over three years now.

The Delaware Dance Festival is unique in that it brings together over 200 pre-professional dancers, representing over 20 different dance companies, together to learn and grow. The artists start the weekend auditioning for a variety of scholarships that will allow them to further their dance training; they then spend most of their remaining time together in Master Classes with legendary professional dancers and choreographers. Rounding out a very full weekend, the dancers take to the stage, performing pieces that they brought to share.

Under the guidance of artistic director Audra Kucharski, Dayton Dance Conservatory Company members performed their contemporary piece choreographed by Kirsten Ulrich, “Compulsions,” in the majestic Grand Opera House in downtown Wilmington, DE. The energy and emotion the Company members poured into their performance was felt throughout the auditorium. These dedicated dancers make their teachers and choreographers so proud, as they genuinely give their all in classes, rehearsals, and performances.

Several Company members were awarded generous scholarships; Gabrielle DiNizo received a $1000 Diane Drulis Foundation Dance Education Scholarship, Molly Walden was awarded a $300 Delaware Dance Festival Scholarship, and Trinity Wolff received a 2 week Mid-Atlantic Ballet Intensive Scholarship. Each of these dancers will use their scholarships to further their education, as they continue to pursue their aspirations in the art of dance.

Dayton Dance Conservatory members (left to right) Lauren Rhodes, Bethany Latessa, Molly Walden, Courtney Schaefer, Gabrielle DiNizo, Kiara Drew, Reese Miller, Trinity Wolff, Emily Jessee, and Danielle Weber traveled to the 24th Annual Deleware Dance Festival.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/35/2017/03/web1_Dance-Conservatory-1.jpgDayton Dance Conservatory members (left to right) Lauren Rhodes, Bethany Latessa, Molly Walden, Courtney Schaefer, Gabrielle DiNizo, Kiara Drew, Reese Miller, Trinity Wolff, Emily Jessee, and Danielle Weber traveled to the 24th Annual Deleware Dance Festival.

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Reach the Dayton Dance Conservatory at 236-6011.

Reach the Dayton Dance Conservatory at 236-6011.