Spring Wasatch Workshops
April 28, 9 AM – 12 PM
Smash Dance Academy
Wasatch Workshops began in 2017 in response to a call from the community for more beginning and intermediate dance classes for adults. Since its inception, Wasatch Workshops have also expanded to include an advanced/professional level taught by renown guest teachers.These workshops, offered twice a year, provide opportunities for:
1) Adults who have never tried dance before to have a safe and fun environment in which to be exposed to both ballet and contemporary technique, taught by Wasatch Contemporary Dance Company’s professional dancers. The Beginning Level Workshop is perfect for community members who want to try dance for the first time.
2) Adults who have danced in the past who for a myriad of reasons have taken a break and are coming back into the dance scene. The Intermediate level workshop is perfect for dancers looking for a refresher course in ballet and contemporary technique, taught by Wasatch Contemporary Dance Company’s professional dancers.
3) Advanced and professional level dancers to continue to hone their ballet and contemporary technique while learning from incredible guest teachers alongside members of WCDC and Wasatch II. The Advanced Level Workshop is designed for dancers who have danced continuously in high school and/or college with no or little break, or who have gone on to dance/teach professionally post-graduation.
Class sizes are limited to assure students receive the best experience.
COST: $25/dancer or sign up with a buddy and both of you can attend for $21/dancer!
8:30-8:50 AM Check in
Beginning Level Workshop teachers: Sara Beach and Alyssa Richardson
Intermediate Level Workshop teachers: Lauren Bonan and Chelle Reay
Advanced Level Workshop teachers: Eliza Jones and Monica Campbell
To read our company members’ bios, click HERE.
Monica Campbell danced nationally and internationally with Diavolo Dance Theater from 1999-2006. Additionally, she acted as the rehearsal director from 2002-2004 and Associate Artistic Director from 2004-2006 with Director Jacques Heim. Education: University of Utah, Dance, M.F.A, where she received a Graduate Teaching Assistantship award and a Graduate Research Fellowship for her choreographic work Tabula Rasa. She is currently an Assistant Professor in Utah Valley University’s (UVU) department of dance, as well as the Modern Dance Program Coordinator. Campbell has shown her choreography both nationally and internationally. Additionally, her Screendance, Aleppo Agonistes, which is inspired by the Arab Spring, won 2nd place in the pre-professional film-maker division, and an audience choice award at the 2016 Utah Dance Film Festival and was an Official Selection for the 2016 DanceBARN Screendance Festival. In 2017 her Screendance, Triumvirate, was an official selection in the Outlet Dance Film Fesitval, the Tiny Dance Film Festival and the Utah Dance Film Festival where it won an audience choice award. She is currently the Artistic Director of Utah Valley University’s Contemporary Dance Ensemble (CDE), where she continues to choreograph extensively. Her current adventure has been to expand her research from the stage to the classroom by co-creating and teaching a new class at UVU entitled Peacebuilding Through the Arts, with Dr. Michael Minch, Chair of the Peace and Justice Studies Program. In Spring 2017 she was awarded an Ethics Center Faculty Fellowship to accompany UVU’s Peace and Justice Studies Program to Northern Ireland to study the peace process. The resulting research will culminate in a new piece of choreography for CDE, Turas, to premiere in March 2018.
Eliza Lanham Jones
Eliza Lanham Jones began dancing at the age of 4. After 12 years of training under the direction of Jacqueline Colledge, she danced professionally with Utah Metropolitan Ballet (formerly Utah Regional Ballet) for two seasons prior to attending Juilliard. She received her BFA from Juilliard May of 2017. While at Juilliard she had the privilege of performing works by Merce Cunningham and Paul Taylor, as well as new creations by Takehiro Ueyama, Loni Landon, Zvi Gotheiner, and Matthew Neenan. Weeks after graduating, she and her husband welcomed a baby girl into the world. She looks forward to opportunities to communicate, teach, and connect with her community through dance.