4 1 dancepalooza showcases local choreographers and rising young dance
stars as well as featuring a diverse array Seattle's professional
talent. The goal of All 4 1 is to push contemporary dance forward in a
setting that encourages diversity and friendship. Young talent from
all-over the greater Puget Sound from Chehalis to Whidbey Island will
converge on Seattle's Capital Hill and Downtown to take classes from Contemporary
Dance Masters and light up the stage for three days of exciting classes and edge of your
Master Teachers 2015
William Ernest Davis Burden, a native of Philadelphia, PA, began his training in middle school at the Rock School of Dance Education and later attended Creative and Performing Arts High School. He then furthered his training, attended and received scholarships from Alvin Ailey Summer Intensive, Kevin Malone Summer Intensive, Philadelphia Dance Company (Philadanco), and Adrian Bolton and Katherine Smith Summer Intensive. Mr. Burden received the Marian Anderson Award in 2004 and 2005. He had the privilege to dance with Tap Team Two and company, Traci Hall and Company, Philadanco and Pennsylvania Ballet. In 2013, he graduated from University of the Arts with a BFA in Jazz Dance Education. He did his student teaching at his Creative & Performing Arts High School and taught classes at Bodies & Motions, University of the Arts as a Tutor. He was a part of Eleone Connection from 2007-2010. William was a member of Eleone Dance Theatre from 2011-2013 and Carbon Dance Theater in 2013 and is in his first year dancing with Spectrum.
Ariana Lallone is a former principal of Pacific Northwest Ballet and current star of Teatro Zinzanni’s Bon Soir Liliane. With PNB, Ariana has danced numerous leading roles including Kent Stowell's Carmen, Carmina Burana and The Nutcracker; Nacho Duato's Jardi Tancat; Val Caniparoli's Lambarena; George Balanchine's Rubies and Prodigal Son; and William Forsythe's In the middle, somewhat elevated. Ariana toured with PNB both nationally and internationally. She performed the solo from Val Caniparoli's Lambarena at the Benois de la Danse Gala in Warsaw, Poland, in 1997 and the role of Hippolyta in the BBC's 1999 film version of PNB's production of Balanchine's A Midsummer Night's Dream filmed at Sadler's Wells Theatre in London. Her performances have won numerous accolades including being featured on the cover of Dance Magazine.
From 2008 until 2012, Peter de Grasse was a soloist with Staatstheater Darmstadt in Germany, where he performed in the contemporary ballets of Jochen Ulrich and created original roles in the full length Tanztheater works of Mei Hong Lin. Prior to working in Germany, Peter danced for a number of companies and projects in the United States, including Sacramento Ballet, Ballet X, and Spectrum Dance Theater, where he danced from 2004 until 2008, and was named a principal artist by Donald Byrd. Peter has presented his own choreography for a variety of independent engagements in both the United States and Europe, including Adam Miller Dance Project, Madrid en Danza, The Matthew Shepard Foundation, Sacramento Ballet, and Rendezvous/Staatstheater Darmstadt. Peter received his early training at San Francisco Ballet. He holds a BFA from Juilliard, and is currently working toward an MFA in choreography at Jacksonville University.
Modern & Partnering
Daniel Wilkins graduated from School of American Ballet performing principal roles in the graduation workshop at Lincoln Center. Wilkins went on to dance professionally with Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, Donald Byrd/The Group, Spectrum Dance Theater, Complexions Contemporary Ballet, and Suzanne Farrell Ballet among others. Daniel formed DASSdance in 1996, with the intention to push the athletic and architectural limits of dance. An integral part of his artistic vision is 20 years experience in sports such as wrestling, basketball and baseball as well as a curiosity in visual art that began with employment at the Guggenheim Museum, and remained with him to fuel his All-Terrain / multimedia choreographic endeavors. DASSdance inaugurated Diane von Furstenberg -The Theater in 2000 and has performed five world premieres with original costumes by DVF. DASSdance has also performed seasons at the JoyceSoho (NYC), Baryshnikov Arts Center (NYC), HundredGrand Soho (NYC) and the Bagley Wright Theater (Seattle) including residencies at Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center (Seattle) and currently at Washington Hall (Seattle). Wilkins has been commissioned nationally and internationally, including for the Chrysler Salon, Spectrum Dance Theater’s Northwest Best, Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle Gilbert and Sullivan Society, Flux Laboratory in Switzerland, Arts for Art NYC as well as film and commercial projects. Wilkins has been featured in New York Magazine, Flaunt Magazine, the New York Times, Seattle Times and named one of Paper Magazine's 50 most beautiful people. Daniel is the Founder and Producing Artistic Director of DASSdance.
Koach Tee Giggz is the Artistic Director of Kutt’n’up Entertainment, a hip hop group that consists of youth from all over the greater Seattle area. Koach Tee is not only a great Koach, he is a valuable mentor that strives to improve the physicality and mentality of his dancers and audience through his passion for dance. Kutt’n’Up provides a family atmosphere that encourages 100% dedication 100% of the time.
Koach Tee teaches at Rainier Community Center as well as other community centers and dance studios. Kutt’n’Up is featured annually at KUBE 93 Summer Jam, tours nationally and performs at local high schools and festivals such Festival Sundiata and Juneteenth. Koach’s words of encouragement: Dance, Dedication, Discipline, Desire & Dream. For more on Kutt’n’Up please visit kuttnup.com.
Jill Marissa was born and raised in Eugene, OR, where she trained as a competitive gymnast. After high school, she moved to New York City where she studied dance at Hunter College on scholarship, choreographing and performing. Since moving to Seattle four years ago, she has danced/choreographed for Walrus Dance Company and performed with The Asterisk Project, Full Tilt 2008, the E.P.I.C. festival and for DASSdance in the 2009 season. In addition to performing her own aerial work she performs with Tick Tock Dance and the Aerialistas.