Florida School of the Arts reported to Historic City News that they will present “An Evening of Dance” December 3-5 at 7:30 p.m. and December 6 at 2:30 p.m. on the FloArts Main Stage located on the Palatka campus of St. Johns River Community College.
Admission is $5, and the public is invited to attend.
The annual dance concert will continue the tradition of exploring many styles and disciplines of dance, including five student works and a reprise of instructor Freddick Bratcher’s “Bach Trio.”
Student choreographers include Ursala Allen, Michelle Csapek, Amanda Edwards, Marissa Maxcy and Caitlin Shayler.
Student dancers include Jessie Birt, Mandi Connor, Jessica Darland, Jessica Giacchetto, Victoria Keene, Emily Knipling, Mallory Modugno, Osmary Nieves, Alejandro Rodriguez, Ashley Schoendorf, Lukis Stevens and Megan Wolf. The production manager is Ashley Palmer. The dance costumes were created by the FloArts costume shop.
Dance show technicians include Bryan Sellers, light board operator; Romen Phelps, master electrician; Jordan Vera, deck electrician; Rebecca Hamilton, projection specialist; Devin Satabe, sound board operator; Thaddeus Engle, scene shop foreman; Mark Exline and Jessica Snyder, spot operators; and Robert O’Leary, head of scenic and lighting design.
Electricians are Jordan Vera, Bryan Sellers, Mark Exline, Rebecca Hamilton, Devin Satabe and Jessica Snyder.
Bratcher, who joined FloArts in 2007, brings the College nearly 40 years of expertise in choreography, teaching and performing, from his first premier with the San Francisco Opera Ballet to a career with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in New York and Martha Graham. He previously taught for 20 years at the New World School of the Arts in Miami.
FloArts was established in 1976 and serves the entire state of Florida. FloArts awards the two-year associate degree and is located on the Palatka campus of St. Johns River Community College.