dance summer repertory concert will showcase student performances and guest choreography

Valencia College will hold its 11th Annual Dance Summer Repertory Concert on July 15 and 16 at 8 p.m. (doors open at 7:30 p.m.) in the Performing Arts Center on Valencia’s East Campus.

The concert will showcase the work of Valencia students enrolled in the Associate in Arts Dance Performance program and will include choreography from faculty and guest artists, including alumni from the dance program. Also, students from Valencia’s Summer Dance Institute will participate in the performance.

The Valencia Summer Dance Institute is a four-week program that provides free quality dance instruction to high school students from Central Florida. Participating students are given the opportunity to work with college and guest instructors in the areas of dance and costume.

Choreographers for this year’s Dance Summer Repertory Concert include: Leslie Brasseux Rodgers, Valencia’s artistic director; Jeanne Travers and John Parks, dance professors from the University of South Florida; Sarah Harkness-Sebastian, guest choreographer; Casey Saxon, dance adjunct faculty member at Valencia; Emily Cordell, Ashley Hymson, Nikki Peña and Jessica Smith, alumnae of Valencia’s Dance Performance A.A. Pre-Major; and Alayna Catella, a current student in Valencia’s Dance Performance A.A. Pre-Major.

Ticket prices are $8 for the general public and $6 for senior citizens and Valencia students, faculty and staff.

The East Campus is located at 701 North Econlockhatchee Trail in Orlando. For further information and tickets, please call the Performing Arts Center Box Office at 407-582-2900 or visit http://valenciacollege.edu/summerconcert.

Source: Melissa Tchen, Marketing and Strategic Communications

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