Missouri Valley College
Repertory Dance Ensemble
The Missouri Valley College Repertory Dance Ensemble provides performance, choreographic and pre-production opportunities for our students throughout the year. The ensemble's broad repertoire consists of modern, jazz, ballet, tap, hip-hop and ethnic dance works. RDE works collaboratively with musicians, guest artists and the community. Its mission is to give students an excellent concert dance experience and to bring dance to the local community. For information on upcoming performances see the Production Calendar.
2015-2016 Guest Choreographers
Moreno started to dance at the age of 14 at his father's, Paulo Zanandre, Ballroom Dance School in Campinas - SP, Brazil. He started his career as a ballroom dancer, teacher, and choreographer under the teachings of his father. When Moreno was 18 years old, he moved to Rio de Janeiro to get specialization in Samba at Academia de Danca Jimmy de Oliveira. At Jimmy's Dance Academy, Moreno received a scholarship to dance; he became one of Jimmy’s dance professors and was one of the members of Jimmy’s Dance Company. At the age of 20, Moreno went back to Campinas to spread the Samba culture and started teaching at Ballroom dance conferences and workshops throughout Brazil. He has participated in dance shows and taught dance classes in various cities such as Campinas, Paulinia, Indaiatuba, Jundiai, Artur Nogueira, Ribeirao Preto, Jacarei, Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Macae, Rio das Ostras, Juiz de Fora, Florianopolis, and many more.
Currently, Moreno promotes one of the biggest conferences of Samba in Campinas. The conference is called Oficina de Samba Edicao Campinas. "I am very honored by the invitation to work with students at Missouri Valley College and I hope to spread the Brazilian culture through Ballroom dance" Moreno.