For The Dedicated Dancer
The Coleman Dance Company is an award-winning student company that has performed all over the east coast including Lincoln Center (NYC), Lyndon Institute (VT) The Palace (CT), and is one of the few companies invited to be part of the Artists For World Peace at the Katherine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center. The dancers are also acclaimed by the International Dance Council (IDC) and UNESCO.
Our company classes build rapport and support among a team of collaborative and talented dancers. In each Coleman Company, dancers take three classes a week, participate in multiple performances per year, experience guest teachers who are experts in their fields, participate in special events, and see student choreography performed. When they are old enough/ready, they become mentors to a designated younger dancer. Working as a team, the dancers depend on each other for success, feed one another's inspirations and intellect, and build long-lasting friendships.
Christina Coleman's dance piece, Transitional Justice, is inspired by real people and events in communities around the world including Columbia, Guatemala, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, West Africa, and the Balkans. The performance takes the audience on a journey through several different peoples' lives: Illuminating their intricate relationships, betrayals, traumas, fears, desires, moments of empowerment, and finally, forgiveness. The Coleman Teen Dance company's performance of Transitional Justice won awards for "Originality in Choreography" and "Excellence in Intent" at the Vermont State Dance Festival in 2016. In 2017, by invitation, the Coleman Company performed an excerpt of the piece at Lincoln Center.
Dancers in The Coleman Teen Dance Company fought to make a difference with their piece For Malala choreographed by student, Sophia Procario-Foley and director, Christina Coleman It won awards for "Originality in Choreography" and "Excellence in Intent" at The Vermont State Dance Festival, and was one of few pieces to be invited to Artists For World Peace at the Katherine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center in Connecticut. The Coleman School of Dance hosted a dance benefit raising over $2,000 for the Malala Foundation.
Memoirs is about family memory and the ways our heritage inherently guides our lives. It features two composers including the premiere of Garry Novikoff's original piano piece, Snow Falling For Karen. Select students were given the opportunity to perform in Europe when The International Dance Council, Acclaimed by UNESCO, invited The Coleman School of Dance to debut Memoirs at the 2018 Anapale Dance Festival in Athens, Greece.