BDC 37th Annual Performances at BPA
June 28-30, 2018 - Thurs, Fri & Sat @7pm + Sat @2pm
BDC offers pre-technique, ballet, modern, jazz, tap and composition classes for students ages 4-18. We are currently registering students for all classes.
Join us for our ongoing Adult Classes - Pilates, Ballet, Modern, and Tap. We welcome drop-ins so swing on by and check them out!
Dance With Me is a fun creative movement class for children Age 4 and under accompanied by an adult. Just drop-in to take a single class. Class cards available. This class will continue through summer 2018.
BDC Summer Workshop Guest Teachers
Shannon Stewart (New orleans) - contemporary composition
Shannon Stewart is a choreographer who was born in the south, raised in the Pacific Northwest and is currently based in New Orleans. She works with people and bodies of all kinds to make dances for stages, films, galleries, parades, music clubs and any other places of intervention. Her work has toured and screened internationally and she has danced professionally for Deborah Hay, tEEth, zoe|juniper, Salt Horse, Dayna Hanson, and many others. Shannon’s composition strategies are inspired by a lifetime of cross training in ballet, contemporary, breakdancing, yoga, Gyrotonic® and intensive study with Crystal Pite, Meg Stuart, Ralph Lemon, and Tere O’Connor, but are also informed by the natural and built environments, being an activist, a writer, and having an intense period as a caregiver. Shannon co-founded Seattle’s Vera Project and wrote a book documenting effective strategies for youth-led art spaces in the US. She has a BA in Urban Design from the University of Washington and an MFA in Interdisciplinary Dance from Tulane University. She currently teaches internationally at festivals and universities. Shannon is a certified Gyrokinesis and Gyrotonic® instructor and is a teaching artist with the Mark Morris Dance for PD® program for people living with Parkinson’s disease.
Eric Wright (new york) - Puppetry
Eric Wright is a NYC based puppeteer and performer. His performance credits include: The Soldier’s Tale (Bushwick Starr), What Are You Eating? (The Tank) The Firebird (City Center), Alice in Wonderland (New York City Opera), P.S. Jones and the Frozen City (New Ohio Theater), Compulsion (Yale Rep, Berkeley Rep, The Public), Disfarmer (St. Ann's Warehouse), Madama Butterfly (Metropolitan Opera), Peter and Wendy (Arena Stage), Powerhouse (Fringe Festival NYC), Petrushka (Lincoln Center), La Bella Dormente… (Spoletto Festival), Hiroshima Maiden (St. Ann's Warehouse) Don't Trust Anyone over 30 (Art Basel Miami). He is an Associate Artist of Sinking Ship Productions, and regular performer in Puppet Playlist. Mr. Wright is one of the co-founders and 'Head Chef' of the Puppet Kitchen, which provides puppetry services for stage and screen productions worldwide. With over a decade of experience designing, building, performing, and teaching in nearly every puppetry style, The Puppet Kitchen connects people to some of the best artists working in the field. Previous clients include Arena Stage, Thom Browne Fashion, The San Diego Zoo, and The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show. Seriously fun since 2008. puppetkitchen.com @puppetkitchen @thepuppetkitchen
Katy Tabb (seattle) - musical theater
Katy Tabb is Seattle native dancer and choreographer. Past choreography credits include: Newsies, Singin’ In The Rain, Billy Elliot, and Hello My Baby at Village Theatre as well as the world premiere of Persuasion and upcoming Sweet Land at Taproot Theatre. As a performer, she has worked at the 5th Ave. Theatre, Village Theatre, Musical Theatre West, and 3D Theatricals amongst other notable regional theatres across the US. Katy toured internationally with Vox Dance Theatre and Benita Bike’s Dance Art. A teaching artist, she is on faculty at Westlake Dance Center and teaches master classes throughout the Greater Seattle area and at Cornish College of the Arts and University of Washington. She graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. in Dance from Chapman University and received additional training from The Ailey School. She loves sharing her passion for dance and storytelling with her students.
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Bainbridge Dance Center
Mail: PO Box 10338
Location: 844 Madison Avenue North
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
Call: (206) 842-1497