Katy Brunning & Arielan Anderson, photo by William Roden
Alice in Wonderland is performed by SpectorDance school dancers and is an original interpretation of the beloved classic novel by Lewis Carol. With music, integrated spoken word, and vibrant costumes, this piece is a playful portrayal of a girl's coming-of-age journey.
Playground is inspired by the music by Chick Corea and is about the joys of childhood.
Paint the Roses Red is a new hip-hop piece inspired by Alice in Wonderland.
Lilly Nguyen, photo by William Roden
Excerpts from Ocean Trilogy (premiering in fall 2017) is performed by SpectorDance school dancers along with outstanding SpectorDance Company dancers. Based on interviews with renowned ocean experts, this piece looks at both the challenges facing our ocean and hopeful possibilities for ocean health from cutting-edge ocean science research. Ocean Trilogy, a collaboration between SpectorDance and the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, aims to explore ways that dance can communicate ocean science, promote dialogue, and inspire the next generation of ocean stewards.
About The Silent Auction
We are seeking items for our silent auction. Proceeds from the auction fund our Partial Scholarship Program, our Educational Outreach Program, and general operations to keep tuition affordable. Please contact us if you would like to donate items for our silent auction or become a sponsor for our Spring Performance.
Paige Ettin is originally from Petaluma, CA, and moved to the Monterey area to obtain a Bachelor's Degree in Social & Behavioral Sciences from CSU Monterey Bay. She performed in the SpectorDance Company's original work, Ocean, in 2010 & 2011, joined the Board of Directors in 2016, and manages the biannual Choreographer's Showcase. She lives in Monterey with her husband and is a Catering Manager at the Portola Hotel & Spa.
Dominique Kersh has just recently graduated from UC Irvine with her BFA in Dance Performance and her BA in Education Sciences. This is Ms. Kersh’s first season dancing with SpectorDance. In addition to being a company member, she is also teaching at SpectorDance School.
Alyssa Mitchel earned a BA from the Dominican University graduating Summa Cum Laude with Honors in May 2015. She is currently a dancer with Peter & Co, Garrett+Moulton, and other Bay Area companies. Alyssa teaches all levels of contemporary dance, choreography/composition, ballet, and core strength and is a devoted math tutor for students ranging from elementary school to college.
Anne-Marie Talmadge is a Los Angeles-based dancer, speaker, health coach, and business mentor who is committed to a life of self-mastery and contribution. Anne-Marie is a dancer with DIAVOLO', Nickerson Rossi Dance Company, Not Man Apart Physical Theater Ensemble and SpectorDance. Anne-Marie is a California Institute of the Arts graduate and founder of Art and Action.
All photos by William Roden / New Dawn Studios
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