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.
Meet the Company - Click here to read bios on the 2011-12 Repertory Dance Ensemble.
2012-2013 Guest Choreographer
- Harper Piver is a dancer, multimedia artist and educator currently based in Phoenix, Arizona. Using contemporary dance, text, sound, and media, Harper constructs work that varies from choreography for traditional performance spaces, created environments, and public areas to videos and installations. She enjoys creating projects for outdoor and public spaces to encourage meaningful audience engagement and community involvement in the artistic process. She performs her own work and the work of others as a dancer and musician. Harper is Artistic Director of h-lab productions, the umbrella under which she presents her work.
2012-2013 Guest Performers
Kacico - Kansas City Contemporary Dance
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Alumni Nicole Hawkins-Beasley
- Holding a BFA in Theatre/Dance Minor from Missouri Valley College, Nicole has studied Ballet, Jazz, and Tap for twenty years. An avid student of Yoga and Dance,Nicole has also trained in several other areas such as West African and Hip Hop as well as developing a passion for Modern Dance since 2001. Nicole has worked with many instructors and choreographers including Sarah Swenson, Holly Lampe, Tatiana Toliver, Maggie Robinson and Melissa Menard. Nicole began studying Belly Dance in 2005 under the direction of Kandice Grossman of Moon Belly Dance Studio in Columbia MO. She quickly became a member of The Moon Belly Dance Ensemble. Nicole then was asked by Kandice to join the Dragonfly Belly Dance Company in 2010. The Company has produced many shows including the controversial "100,000 Feet Deep:The Passion of Mary Magdelene". Nicole has worked as an active Dancer, Instructor, Choreographer, and Costume Designer for the Company and studio. Nicole has trained with national Belly Dance Artists including Suhaila Salimpour, Amy Sigil of Unmata, Gina Bruno, and Kami Liddle of the Belly Dance Superstars. Nicole is Level 2 Certified in the Suhaila Salimpour School of Dance and continues to work on her Level 3. Performing in various Musicals and Dance Productions, a current highlight of her career includes performing in Suhaila Salimpourís Bal Anat at the Austin Belly Dance Convention in 2011. Using her background, she likes to fuse Modern and Hip Hop with the art form while working to tell theatrical stories that explore social issues and women's roles in society.
Alumni Charlique Rolle
- Charlique Rolle is a 21-year-old native of Grand Bahama, Bahamas. She is a proud 2012 graduate of Missouri Valley College, having received a BA in Dance with a Business minor. Since her graduation in May, she has moved to Chicago to pursue a dance career. She now trains with choreographers such as Joel Hall, Richard Smith, Will Gill, Jessica Deahr, Jennifer Gage and others. She currently interns with Chicago Dance Crash and Inaside Chicago Dance. Rolle has recently been hired as a dancer with Red Clay Dance Company and as a trainee/apprentice with Alliance Dance Company. Rolle has also recently been added as a member of the Associate Board of Directors for Links Hall Theatre in Chicago and is excited to make a name in the Chicago dance community by creating more awareness of the arts and through her teachings and choreography.
Past Guest Artists