Pics & Info from 2011/2012 below
All 4 1 dancepalooza // 7pm //// April 27 & 28 ///
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Performances: 7pm April 27 & 28 Garfield Community Center GYM 2323 East Cherry Street Seattle 98122
Classes: 12pm - 5pm April 28 at Washington Hall 153 14th Avenue Seattle 98122
- Performances 7pm April 27 & 28 Garfield Community Center GYM 2323 East Cherry St. Seattle 98122
- Classes 12pm - 5pm April 28 at Washington Hall 153 14th Avenue Seattle 98122
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 Renton to Whidbey Island will
converge on Seattle's Central District to take classes from Contemporary
Dance Masters and light up the stage for two nights of edge of your
Dana Hanson began her training on Vashon Island, Washington with John Wilkins and continued her studies at Olympic Ballet School, Pacific Northwest Ballet School and the School of American Ballet. She joined the New York City Ballet in 1990, appearing in numerous featured roles in the Balanchine repertoire and touring throughout the world. Prior to joining the PNBS faculty in the fall of 2006, Ms. Hanson was a frequent guest teacher at the School of American Ballet.
Danielle Wilkins is from Kentucky where she trained for ten years at Louisville Ballet. Danielle graduated cum laude from the University of Hartford/Hartt School of Music with a degree in Dance Pedagogy. She has worked professionally in New York with Rebecca Kelly Ballet, Mary Seidman and Dancers, Mimi Garrard Dance Company, and Steven Koplowitz, and in Seattle with Marco Carrabba, Seattle Jazz Dance, and Spectrum Dance Theater; in which she performed in PNB’s Celebrate Seattle Festival at McCaw Hall, in New York City at Dance Theater Workshop, and at the Spoleto Festival in Italy. Danielle appeared in the 5th Avenue Theater's production of West Side Story and The Seattle Opera’s production of The Pearl Fisher’s. She has been teaching Ballet and Modern for nearly a decade and currently teaches at Evergreen City Ballet, Island Dance, and Washington Contemporary Ballet. Danielle danced with DASSdance for 11 seasons performing several times at Diane von Furstenberg-The Theater and in many Festivals including the D.U.M.B.O Dance Festival NYC and Dance Now at the Joyce Soho.
Markeith Wiley is a Californian native now living in Seattle, WA. He is a dance maker, performer and instructor of many styles of dance in the greater Seattle area. He attended Cornish College of the Arts for dance choreography and performance. Markeith has studied under Mark Haines, Wade Madsen, Jason Olberg, Sofia Careras, Daniel Cruz, KT Niehoff and many others. Markeith is a co- founder of Soil Movement Collective as well as the artistic director of his group The New Animals. He has worked with many choreographers all along the west coast such as Mark Haines, Donald McKayle (CA), Wade Madsen, Deb Wolf, Daniel Wilkins and Bill Evans (WA). He has also danced for many groups/companies while living in Seattle including Cruz Control (directed by Daniel Cruz), Kontagious Movement (directed by Yoshi Wright) and Sandstrom Movement (directed by Elle Sandstrom). He is currently part of a new crew called The Seatown Allstarts, which is formed of an elite group of male hip hop dancers in Seattle. Markeith is currently the resident dance instructor at Seattle University.
Rainbow Fletcher is the Dance Director and Choreographer for the Can Can Castaways as well as the co-artistic director of The Offshore Project. She received her Black Belt Certification in Taekwondo and a B.F.A. in Dance from Cornish College of the Arts in 2004. After graduating, Rainbow danced with Spectrum Dance Theater under the artistic direction of Donald Byrd. She attended the Northwest Professional Dance Project in 2004 and 2005 performing in works by Alonzo King, Moses Pendelton /MOMIX, Davis Robinson, and Ronen Koresh of Koresh Dance Company. She choreographed and performed in 2006 and in 2010 in Northwest New Works Festival at On the Boards. The Offshore Project was a finalist in The A.W.A.R.D. Show! at On the Boards in January, 2011. Rainbow created The Deciduous Urge for Coriolis Dance Collective’s Co-Lab 2. Rainbow was mentioned Theater Shortlist for the Stranger’s Genius Awards in 2010. In 2011, her own work was featured at Bumbershoot. The Castaways were headliners in both the 2009 and 2010 Seattle International Cabaret Festival. Rainbow debuted This Is Halloween, with the Can Can Castaways at The Triple Door in 2010. In 2011, The Castaways opened for Amy O/tinyrage in The Lowdown at The Moore Theater. Also this year, Rainbow choreographed work for the Annual Artist Trust Auction. Over the past five years, Rainbow has directed, choreographed, and performed in over a dozen full length shows with the Castaways, and actively performs in an average of five shows a week at Can Can Cabaret.