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Maxine Debruyn

Linda Graham

Steven Iannacone

Linda Booker

Nicki Flinn

Julie Powell

Erik Alberg

Matthew Farmer

Crystal Frazier

Angie Yetzke

Cindy Alberg

Darlene Veenstra

Visiting Guest Artists


FALL 2013

Sharon Wong: has been on faculty at Alvin Ailey since 1992. She serves as faculty advisor for BFA and Certificate students at the Alvin Ailey School. She is presently on faculty at Adelphi University Dance Department. Sharon serves on the Board of Directors of Evon Arts LTD COming Together Performance Series, New York City. She has received the J.S. Seidman Award for Excellence in Dance.


Anne-René Petrarca is a modern dancer, choreographer and Alexander Technique teacher and the founder and artist-director of the dance company Sculpted Motion. She received her MFA from the University of Wisconsin/Milwaukee. Since re-locating to the San Francisco Bay Area in 2009 after 20 years in New York City Anne-René teaches modern technique at Shawl-Anderson Dance Center and Alonzo King LINES Dance Center and Alexander for the LINES Ballet Training Program and the Mills College Dance Department. In New York she was on the faculty of DNA (formerly Dance Space Center) and assistant faculty at The Juilliard School. Anne-René's approach to teaching modern dance integrates the Alexander Technique along with influences from various modern techniques,the work of Irene Dowd, Bartenieff fundamentals and Yoga. Movement qualities have organic undertones and contain rich details, strong circular shapes, seamless transitions and complex floor work. This class is designed to challenge the dancer technically and artistically, movement can range from athletic and percussive to lyrical and sensual.This class facilitates an atmosphere that allows the dancer to heighten his/her physical awareness and the expression in the body while experiencing the joy in his/her dancing. Sculpted Motion will be Artist-In-Residence at Shawl-Anderson in 2012.

The Guest Artist Series is supported by the DeLong Endowment for Dance.

For more information contact the Hope College Dance Department at (616) 395-7700.



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