MVC Repertory Dance Ensemble to Hold Spring Concert April 8-10
The Missouri Valley College Repertory Dance Ensemble will host its spring concert April 8-10. Two performances for the MVC campus community will take place April 8 and 9 at 7:30 p.m. in the Eckilson-Mabee Theatre. A performance for the performer’s families will be held April 10 at 2:30 p.m. in Eckilson-Mabee Theatre. The April 8 performance will also be livestreamed.
“This show has great variety and something for everyone, we are excited to share it with an audience,” said MVC Professor of Dance Janie Morgan.
Choreographers for the show include Jillian Davis, Janie Morgan, Kelby Hogan (MVC Dance Team Coach and Dance Adjunct Instructor) and MVC Student Amber Newsom. There will be a guest performance by the MVC Dance Team. Members of MVC’s Repertory Dance Ensemble include Kylie Aversman, Jenasyn Baker, Chloe Campbell, Amber Newsom, Tori Heglin and Miyu Shito.
The Repertory Dance Ensemble welcomes Guest Choreographer Jillian Davis for this concert. Jillian is a Kutztown, PA native, and began her ballet training at the age of three. She studied extensively with Risa Kaplowitz and Susan Jaffe at Princeton Dance and Theater Studio in Princeton, NJ. Jillian has attended San Francisco Ballet, School of American Ballet, as well as Pacific Northwest Ballet and LINES Ballet, both on scholarship. In 2013, she developed the Jillian Davis Dance Project and her choreography was commissioned by Missouri Valley College. Her piece, Tiel, was featured at Jennifer Muller’s HATCHED Series and was selected as a finalist for Rider University’s Emerging Choreographers Showcase. Jillian has been a company member with Complexions since 2014. She has been a part of several Dwight Rhoden world premieres, including Headspace, Strum, Gutter Glitter, Stardust, Bach 25, WOKE, and Elegy. She has also performed installation works by Desmond Richardson and an excerpt of Approximate Sonata by William Forsythe. This is her seventh season with complexions.
“It is an honor and a privilege for my students to work with Jillian,” Morgan said. “I was one of Jillian’s first dance teachers and she was one of my first students 20 years ago. It’s been wonderful to watch her tremendously successful career. I’m grateful she is sharing her incredible talents with my students. Her work Tangled Ivory is eleven minutes long. The work is extremely challenging and complex and the fact they learned it all through zoom is pretty mind-blowing.”
This event is free for the campus community and performer’s families. Donations are appreciated.
Masks are required. For more information, contact Janie Morgan at firstname.lastname@example.org.