WCDC Open Technique: SUMMER
Tuesdays 7:00-8:30pm // Advanced Technique
$10.00 drop-in or $35.00 for a 5 class punch card
SMASH Dance Academy
4801 N University Ave #640
August 7th // Angela Green
August 14th // Eliza Jones
August 21st // Jocelyn Smith
August 28th TIME CHANGE 8:30PM // Artist in Residence, Camille Spencer (Pre-register HERE)
Wednesdays (starting September 5th) 10:00-11:00am // Contemporary Fundamentals
Mondays (starting September 10th) 9:30-10:30am // Ballet Basics
OTHER IMPORTANT DATES:
Saturday, September 8th // Ballet and Contemporary Master Class with Artist in Residence, Jake Casey (Pre-register HERE)
Saturday, October 13th, 9:00am-12:00pm // Dance Workshop For All Levels
Born and raised amongst the Rocky Mountains, Camille Spencer trained since young to frolic, move, and love dance. Camille received a BA in Dance from Brigham Young University (Utah, USA), and a Secondary Teaching Certification (Utah, USA). After graduating she taught within the secondary school system, while continuing to pursue her passion of performing and choreographing. In 2011, Camille ventured to the United Kingdom to concentrate on producing short dance films for multiple festivals. Creating and participating in on line and site specific dance projects, as well as collaborating with other isolated international dance artists using web based showings. As an independent artist she continued to choreograph and perform solo works, and participate in workshops and performance works by UK’s Gary Clarke. Recently having settled into Perth Australia, Camille enjoys focusing on providing dance exposure to the community, advocating movement in young children, and the Dance with Parkinson’s community. When she is not wrestling with her two rambunctious boys, or wrangling chickens, Camille’s passions are to find new ways of connecting with international dancers; to learn and create together; celebrating diversity; exploring methods that enable artists to embrace the creative process in their daily lives; and develop collaborative experiences between unlikely associations.
Jake Casey was born in Syracuse, New York, where he began his training with Kathleen Rathbun at the Syracuse City Ballet. He then moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to train on scholarship at the Rock School for Dance Education. During his summers, he studied on scholarship with the Boston Ballet and at the Chautauqua Institution. In the 2013-2014 Season Casey danced as a corps de ballet member with Ballet Idaho, and as an Artist with Lauren Edson & Dancers . Under the artistic direction of Peter Anastos, he performed principal and soloist roles. In Summer of 2014, Jake joined the Cincinnati Ballet, where he danced as a corps de ballet member until Spring of 2017. With Cincinnati he performed in ballets by: Ohad Naharin, Annabelle Lopez-Ochoa, Val Caniparoli, Viktor Plotnikov, Victoria Morgan, Septime Webre, Trey McIntyre, Edwaard Liang, Jennifer Archibald, Adam Houghland, and many others. Casey danced at the National Choreographer’s Initiative in Irvine, CA. In Summer of 2017, Casey moved to Europe to dance with the Estonian Theatre Vanemuine. While with Estonia he performed Soloist and Principal parts in Creations by some Europe’s most sought after choreographers. Choreographically, Jake has been commissioned by several companies to create new works. He has been commissioned by Cincinnati Ballet three times, Metamorphosis Dance Company(Trinidad), Pulse Dance Company( Alaska), and Stalder Dance(UK), to name a few. His work placed second at the Reverbdance Festival in NYC. Jake is also a member of the commercial dance world, where he is represented by DDO the Movement. Casey was a 2013 NYC Finalist for the Youth American Grand Prix. He also competed nationally as a Level 10 gymnast with USA Gymnastics, where he was an academic All-American. As a Guest Teacher and Artist, Jake has instructed and danced at institutions around the world.
WCDC dancers work with high school and studio dance programs every year to create works of choreography and teach master classes in technique, improvisation, nutrition, and anatomy. If you are interested in having company members work with your students, please email us at email@example.com.