The Miami Valley Dance Company
Nutcracker 2017: December 9th 3:00PM and 7:00PM and December 10th 3:00PM
Beauty and the Beast 2018: March 17th 2:00PM and March 18th 2:00PM
Thank you to everyone who attended The Nutcracker! We are busy preparing for our twenty-fifth year of performing the full production of Tchaikovsky’s delightful Christmas classic, The Nutcracker. We are proud to feature several professional male dancers in our performance. Sergey Pakharev will once again perform the role of Cavalier. Sergey trained at the Academy of Russian Ballet and received a diploma at the International Ballet Competition. He previously performed with the Fort Worth/Dallas Ballet and the Cincinnati Ballet, and now serves as Artist in Residence for MVDC.
A large cast of dance students from Terre’s Dance Workshop will join MVDC dancers in the roles of mice, soldiers, clowns, and angels. Many of our current MVDC dancers started out in these roles as young dancers. Join us for this seasonal favorite!
Show Tickets $15
Performances will be at Bellbrook High School Theater, 3737 Upper Bellbrook Pike, Bellbrook, Ohio
To reserve seats, call 937-435-0503.
If you are looking on information for our upcoming production of Beauty and the Beast that is scheduled for March, please check back soon! For now, here is some information on our last performance:
If you attended our production of Cinderella in March of 2017, we would like to thank you for your support of our young dancers and the dance community in the area. If you missed this show, there will be updates coming very soon on our upcoming performances.
Cinderella was originally choreographed for our company by Barry Van Cura and was restaged this year by Pamela Turner Ellis.Cinderella was set in July during MVDC’s choreography camp.
Our repertory pieces this year were choreographed by past members of the company, a new choreographer out of Chicago, an old friend of the company, and one of our staff members.
The first repertory piece in the program, "Sifonia Concertante," was choreographed by our staff member Lily Seitter. Ms. Lily has danced professionally in Virginia and New York City and her choreography has been performed in the U.S., Canada, Poland, and Russia.
The second piece, "Comme Ci Comme Ca," was choreographed by past company member Claire Hinde. Ms. Claire is a native of Kettering and just recently moved back. She is a graduate of Mercyhurst college and has been fortunate enough to work closely with Bruce Marks, Gelsey Kirkland, David Howard, and other masters.
"Water," the third repertory piece in our show, was choreographed by the budding new choreographer out of Chicago, Meaghan Mc Hale. Meaghan Mc Hale was named one of Dance Magazine's Top 25 to Watch in 2010. Meaghan has danced with the Dance Theatre of Harlem and is currently dancing her 10th year with Gus Giordano in Chicago. She has choreographed for Dance Chicago and The Youth Grand Prix.
"Spring Waters," choreographed by Asaf Messerer, was the only repertory piece this year not performed by the dancers in pre-professional company. This piece was danced by staff members Sergey Pakharev and Lily Seitter.
The last piece in our repertoire this year, "One Sunday Morning," was choreographed by old friend of the company Debbie Blunden Diggs. Debbie Blunden Diggs is the Artistic Director of Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, and the Executive Director of Jeraldyne's School of the Dance, the cornerstone of Dayton Contemporary Dance Company. She also works closely with the pre-professional company DCDC2. In 1990, Blunden-Diggs was appointed Associate Artistic Director and in 2003 she became Deputy Director for Arts and Operations. In 2007, Blunden-Diggs became the company's Artistic Director.
Outreach Performances 2017-2018:
The Miami Valley Dance Company performs short sections from our shows out in the community. Come join us to get a taste of what we provide in our full performances!
Beauty and the Beast Outreach Performances 2018:
-Check back later for more information on our upcoming Outreach performances!