Young Choreographers Showcase and Prize 2018

By San Diego Dance Theater (other events)

2 Dates Through Mar 03, 2018

San Diego Dance Theater is thrilled to once again present the annual Young Choreographers Showcase and Prize! Ten finalists will compete for three prizes, as voted on by YOU, the audience, and the panel of judges.

Date: March 3, 2018
Times: 5pm & 8pm
Location: White Box Live Arts, 2590 Truxtun Road, #205 (upstairs) San Diego, CA 92106
Tickets: $20
Info: 619-225-1803 or [email protected]

About the Finalists:

Trixi Agiao is in love with dance as a choreographer, teacher and a dancer. She enjoys communicating through dance, and is very excited to be presenting in Young Choreographers Showcase and Prize again. She is very grateful for the continual support she receives from her friends and family, especially her Visionary Dance Theatre family.

Rebekah Brown, originally from small-town Ohio, recently relocated to San Diego and is the founder/director of H2O Dance Company, a small pickup company that performs around San Diego and North County. She received her BFA in Dance from SUNY Buffalo and her MFA in Performance and Choreography from Mills College, where she studied with and performed the work of Molissa Fenley, Holly Farmer, Sonya Delwaide, and Sheldon Smith. Rebekah is passionate about creating  and teaching dance to teens and young adults, and is delighted to present work at the Young Choreographers Showcase and Prize this year.

Zoe Marinello-Kohn is currently a dancer with the San Diego Ballet. She received her training from the San Francisco Ballet School and Academy of Ballet under Richard Gibson. Zoe has danced professionally with the San Diego Ballet, Cincinnati Ballet, Osage Ballet and Twin Cities Ballet of Minnesota. She has choreographed works for the San Diego Ballet, Twin Cities Ballet of Minnesota, Ignite Choreographers Showcase, YAGP, and the Synaesthesia Dance Experience in Los Angeles, as well as the RAW Exhibition at the House of Blues (San Diego), where her fine art was also featured. Zoe is grateful to be a part of the Young Choreographers Showcase and Prize.

Trevor Polcyn - when I entered the dancing world, I was probably entering it way too late in life – but that has not stopped me from pushing and struggling to find comfort within its twists and turns. Balancing a full-time life with a full-time passion is “The Artist’s Struggle 101” cranked up to 11 – but that has not stopped me from cramming my schedule full of dancing opportunities and workshops. Simply put: my goal as an artist is to either be interesting enough, clever enough, talented enough, or weird enough where others want me to keep on dancing and creating.

Hannah Pritchett is a current student at Grossmont College where she has found her love for choreography under the encouragement of Kathy Meyer. She has spent a season as a member of Philadanco 2 under the direction of Donald Lunsford where she danced works by Daniel Ezralow and Fransisco Gella. She has also had the opportunities to dance works by Donald McKayle, Jose Limon, Anna Sokolow, Fred Benjamin, and Christopher Huggins during her time at San Diego School for the Creative and Performing Arts. Hannah is extremely grateful for this opportunity and thanks her cast of dancers and her dance instructors for their never-ending support.

Madeleine Schoch graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 2012 with a degree in dance performance and choreography. She has performed and choreographed around the Milwaukee and Chicago areas, appearing in works by Danceworks Performance Company, Jose Luis, and the Gina Laurenzi Dance Project. She moved to San Diego in 2016 and is thrilled to be presenting work in a new community.

Carlos Sierra is a current dance major at Grossmont Community College. He has studied modern, jazz, and ballet techniques, has also been in eight performances at Grossmont, choreographing two of those eight. This is his first year choreographing for Young Choreographers Showcase and Prize and hopes to gain more knowledge to become a prominent dancer and instructor.

Jacob Soble is a passionate, dynamic choreographer and dancer. His unique style tells a story through each movement he creates. "When you watch my choreography, I want the audience to feel something special!"

Stephanie Vasquez is a passionate dance creator, who enjoys the familiar vulnerability, and exploration involved in the creative process of choreography. She is currently working as the Performing Company Artistic Director for Expressions Dance and Movement Center as well as the head of their Acro-Dance Department. Stephanie  combines the arts of acrobatics and dance into one athletically graceful style that demonstrates the strength and ability of her dancers.

Chelsea Zeffiro is a dance artist specializing in multi-media and cross-disciplinary performance. Her work explores psychological autonomy, collective intimacy, and the urgency of intuitive communication. Zeffiro has been developing work for various projects with partner, Angel Acuña since 2016 in San Diego, Los Angeles and Palo Alto, California.