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From Poland to America: Mazury Folk Dance Ensemble creates connection through Polish dance

From Poland to America: Mazury Folk Dance Ensemble creates connection through Polish dance

From instructing in North Carolina to opening her own dance education company, Cassandra Springs has over 20 years of dance training and professional theater, film and competitive experience; fusing her passion for teaching and mentorship into the evolution of her dreams. 

Celebrating Shonica Gooden & The Black Artists Dance Collective

Celebrating Shonica Gooden & The Black Artists Dance Collective

“Your body is perfect, your body has undiscovered movement, your body can experience dance.” The words roll off the tongue like a mantra for Douglas Scott, founder and artistic director of Full Radius Dance. This is one of the company’s statements of purpose, and much like Scott’s body of work, it reveals his dedication to reshaping the way we talk about dance in the modern world. His company deconstructs widely-held standards in Western dance and places accessibility at the center of its mission. 

Atlanta dancer Umi IMAN explores liberation and healing through movement

Atlanta dancer Umi IMAN explores liberation and healing through movement

From instructing in North Carolina to opening her own dance education company, Cassandra Springs has over 20 years of dance training and professional theater, film and competitive experience; fusing her passion for teaching and mentorship into the evolution of her dreams. 

A.M. Collaborative Artists 2022-2023

A.M. Collaborative Artists 2022-2023

Meet the participating artists of A.M. Collaborative 2022-2023! Click on a name below to jump to their bio! Sybilla Blank Sharon C. Carelock Darya Fard Meg Gourley T’Shauna Henry Megan Hundley Andre Lumpkin Merryn McKeough René Nesbit Martine Philippe Keira […]

Erin Burch dances through recovery in Atlanta arts scene

Erin Burch dances through recovery in Atlanta arts scene

“Atlanta is a land of opportunity for dance,” says Atlanta-based performer and educator Erin Burch. “It’s one of the few places where no matter how you look, there’s a spot for you.” Burch describes Atlanta as “a web of connectivity,” where everyone knows everyone, which allows for greater networking and a multitude of opportunities. In her own words, “If you can make it here, you can make it anywhere.”

Meg Gourley expresses gratitude as she reflects on her career

Meg Gourley expresses gratitude as she reflects on her career

Reflecting on her early dance training, Meg Gourley says, “I really didn’t like [dance] for a long time.” It wasn’t until Gourley earned her pointe shoes and added more dance forms to her ballet training that she realized her deep love for the art of dance. With no pun intended, Gourley describes this formative experience as being “a real turning point” in her relationship with dance. 

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