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
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. www.sculptedmotion.com
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.