🤩 J E N A 🤩
We are sooo excited to dance with Jena Alma, who is a Guyanese-Canadian interdisciplinary artivist who has a tangible passion for performance art, the creative process, and community engagement. @little_bird_jah graduated from the Claude Watson Arts Program with a major in Theatre Arts and minor in Dance. Also trained in musical theatre, the theatre environment has always felt like home. It was during her time at the Watah Theatre training with the acclaimed and revolutionary D'bi Young Anitafrika, that Jena rediscovered her love for being involved behind the scenes, specifically directing.
Currently based out of Steps Dance Studio in Toronto - Jena has been performing, competing, choreographing and coaching in dance across Canada for over 15 years, specializing in Urban, Caribbean and Latin styles. She has trained intensively with some of the finest choreographers and coaches nationally & internationally, including; Anya Katsevman, Tito Ortos & Tamara Livolsi, Jennifer Aucoin & Angelo De Torres, Paula Videla-Rodriguez & Jose Rodriguez, Young Kim & Genevieve Michaud, Yara Vasconcelos, Mira Schwartzburg, and Vanesa Stay. In 2011, Jena was featured on "So You Think You Can Dance Canada," season 4, as a top 70 finalist.
"With the opening words ‘a story of power and passion’ heralded by a lilting vocalisation...the audience settled back to luxuriate in Anita R Ratnam’s elegant performance, which had some bitter, gritty realities at its core.... Initiated with a focus on Sita and Rama as a love story, we traversed through the betrayal and humiliation of Sita, Surpanakha, Ahalya, and even Manthara, extending to generations of women living within the psychically shared mythic imprints of their stories.... Anita’s consummate ease in Bharatanatyam and stylised theatre movement...gave a spacious and gently relaxed exposition to weaving the warp and weft of the story of A Million Sitas." - Excerpt from review of A Million Sitas by Sharon Lowen in The Asian Age
This spectacular dance drama will be performed live in Chennai for the first time as part of Ananda 2019, a 3-day fest of music, dance and theatre ideated and presented by AIM for Seva. A fundraiser to support the 129 projects across 16 states in India.
Pick up your donor passes through BookMyShow now. (Donor passes start at Rs. 300) and from the AIM for Seva office, Srinidhi Apartments, No 4 Desika Road, Mylapore, Chennai--600004. 9500060153
Congratulations to our own Sharon Coleman, Senior Director of Real Estate Development, for her participation in this year’s 10th annual #SeattleDances competition! Hosted by @plymouthhousing, Seattle Dances pairs up nine local celebrities with professionals from @centuryballroom to learn the dance steps they’ll need to perform on March 9 at @fremont_studios. Tickets for the event are sold out, but you can still support Sharon online at her donation page: https://bit.ly/2GzzAmG. Photo credit: Plymouth Housing Group.
DID YOU CATCH OUR LIVE introducing our new cause TONI?????? 🌺
We love her so much and so excited to dedicate this year to her!⭐️ Join in on our cheer for her this year!⚡️💥⭐️❤️
75519 February, 2019
THIS PAST WEEKEND WAS SO MUCH FUN🎉💋 thank you to all those who came out to our annual “For the love of dance” Free dance camp!❤️💋we had so much dancing, meeting Toni our new cause and performing!!! #danceforacause#tonithereasonwhy
Join us for A Soul of Joy: May 11th @ 7p.m! Dancers Coming Together for Kevin: a collaborative benefit performance featuring the dance companies of @Infinite Motion Performing Arts Academy (Mahwah, NJ) together with @Center Stage Dance Studio (Paramus, NJ), @Ashley's Academy of the Arts (Wayne, NJ), and @Dance Expression Dance Arts (Hamburg, NJ) .
The one-night only performance will benefit Kevin, a 16-year old young man who is living with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) is a genetic disorder characterized by progressive muscle degeneration and weakness. It is one of nine types of muscular dystrophy. The disease primarily affects boys, but in rare cases it can affect girls.Symptom onset is in early childhood, usually between ages 3 and 5.
Performances being showcased are each company's best routines from their 2018-2019 performing/competition seasons. Styles include Jazz, Contemporary, Tap, Hip Hop,& Large Production numbers. There's something for everyone! You won't want to miss this night!
Tickets are $15. They're available for purchase at each of the participating studios. TICKETS ARE ALSO AVAIL AT THE DOOR.
Infinite Motion Performing Arts Academy: 201-529-1130
Center Stage Dance Studio: 201-843-1661
Ashley's Academy of the Arts: 973-930-9959
Dance Expression Dance Arts: 973- 823-9500
Meet Kalamitys 2019 cause Toni!!! Toni is recovering after a brain surgery and stroke. She has the most amazing spirit, and hasn't let her circumstances steal her joy. This girl is beautiful inside and out and I was so happy to get to meet her this week! #danceforacause#kalamity2019#spread love
Join us next Thursday night! Our regularly scheduled DYAO class will be dedicated to helping Arianna Annicelli, a student at Cranston West , raise money for her Student of the Year campaign benefiting the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. 💪🏼⭐️
Donations from our clients are not needed in order to take class however they are welcome and appreciated! All drop ins are $10 and proceeds will be going directly to Arianna to help with her campaign.
We love shaking it for a cause 💃🏼💃🏼Happy Sunday Body Rockers! #bodyrockri#fundraiser#bodyrockgivesback#community#lyphomandleukemiasociety#family#love#support#danceforacause