All 4 1 dancepalooza 2017!
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 2017
Sam Picart (Kansas City,MO) began his dance training in urban street styles at the age of 15 and later received a BFA from Cornish College of the Arts. Recently, Sam was the chosen winner of Ellen's Dance Off competition and was a featured guest on the show. While remaining a member of Iyun Harrison's Ashani Dances, Sam still finds time to make work of his own having choreographed for the the Seattle Academy of Arts & Sciences, Cornish Summer Dance Program, and the Seattle International Dance Festival. Currently, Sam teaches, choreographs, and performs all over the US and is a new member of the AU Collective as of spring 2016.
Jonathan Porretta is from Totowa, New Jersey. He trained on full scholarship at the School of American Ballet. He joined Pacific Northwest Ballet as an apprentice in 1999. He was promoted to corps de ballet in 2000, to soloist in 2002, and to principal in 2005. Mr. Porretta has danced with Dances Patrelle in New York and has performed as a guest artist with Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, Oregon Ballet Theatre, and San Francisco Opera Ballet. George Balanchine’s Agon, Coppélia (Franz), Divertimento from “Le Baiser de la Fée”, The Four Temperaments, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Oberon, Puck), Prodigal Son, Rubies, Square Dance,Symphony in C, and Symphony in Three Movements; Peter Boal’s Giselle (Peasant pas de deux); Todd Bolender’s Souvenirs; Val Caniparoli’s The Bridge, Lambarena and Torque; Alejandro Cerrudo’s Memory Glow; David Dawson’s A Million Kisses to My Skin; Ulysses Dove’s Red Angels and Serious Pleasures; Molissa Fenley’s solo State of Darkness; William Forsythe’s Artifact II, In the middle, somewhat elevated, New Suite, One Flat Thing, reproduced and The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude; Marco Goecke’s Mopey; Ronald Hynd’s The Sleeping Beauty (Carabosse, Gold and Silver pas de trois, Bluebird pas de deux); Jiri Kylian’s Forgotten Land; Annabelle Lopez Ochoa’s Cylindrical Shadows; Peter Martins’ Fearful Symmetries; Mark Morris’ A Garden and Kammermusik No. 3; David Parsons’ Caught; Kirk Peterson’s Amazed in Burning Dreams; Marius Petipa’s Paquita; Crystal Pite’s Emergence; Alexei Ratmansky’s Concerto DSCH and Don Quixote (Sancho Panza); Jerome Robbins’ Circus Polka, The Concert, Dances at a Gathering, and Fancy Free; Kent Stowell’s Carmina Burana, Cinderella(Prince, Jester), Hail to the Conquering Hero, Nutcracker (Prince), Silver Lining, Swan Lake (Jester), and The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet (Mercutio); Susan Stroman’s TAKE FIVE…More or Less; Richard Tanner’s Ancient Airs and Dances; Lynne Taylor-Corbett’s The Ballad of You and Me and Mercury; Glen Tetley’s The Rite of Spring and Voluntaries; Twyla Tharp’s Afternoon Ball, Brief Fling, In the Upper Room, Nine Sinatra Songs, and Waterbaby Bagatelles; and Christopher Wheeldon’s Polyphonia.
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.
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.
Davione Gordan is from Philadelphia, PA. Upon graduation Gordan danced with Spectrum Dance Theatre where he originated and danced numerous featured roles. He is currently dancing with The 5th Avenue Theater on a range of shows this season. He will also be appearing with Village Theatre this season and dancing with DASSdance.
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.
Contemporary & 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.