January 30, 2013 Wednesday - updated 07:57 AM PT

Glendale Community College Dance Program Announces Guest-artist Residency Programs

Glendale, United States (IBwire.com - January 30, 2013)  

The dance program at Glendale Community College will host a guest-artist residency with well-known professional dancer Sasha Mallory, who is based in Los Angeles. Events will be held on the GCC campus and will take place from Jan. 30-Feb. 3, 2013.

The program will include community master classes open to the public, choreography composition and a lecture demonstration. GCC dance students, as well as community dancers, are invited to participate in the hour-long master class, which will focus on intermediate and advance-level contemporary and modern dance techniques. Following the master class, GCC dance students will learn choreography directed by Sasha Mallory.

GCC students and the public are invited to attend a lecture demonstration led by Sasha Mallory at the end of the residency. The lecture demonstration will outline her experience, influences and expertise in the field of dance. In addition, students will perform their choreography developed during the residency. At the conclusion of the lecture demonstration, a Q&A session will provide an opportunity for students and the community to pose questions.

Danielle Horn, a professional dancer who has performed with the Radio City Rockettes, will also offer classes to GCC dance students and to the Phoenix/Tucson dance community during the month of January. Danielle earned her Bachelor’s of Fine Arts degree in dance and business from the University of Arizona and is currently pursuing her master’s degree in arts management at George Mason University.

"It's exciting for our dance department to be able to host guest residencies with these two nationally known dancers," said Andrea Hashim, director of the GCC dance program. 

“It is extremely rare that community colleges are able to offer these types of residencies; we are very pleased to offer them to the community,” she continued.

The Sasha Mallory residency is by a grant from the Maricopa Center for Learning and Instruction.

EVENT DETAILS

Danielle Horn Contemporary Precision Dance Technique Community Master Classes 

Thursday, Jan. 10 through Sunday, Jan.13 from 10-11 a.m. daily 

Glendale Community College Dance Studio, Fitness Center 101, 6000 W. Olive Ave., Glendale 

FREE; open to GCC dance students and the Arizona dance community. Master classes will be first-come, first-served, and will not exceed a maximum of 40 participants.

Sasha Mallory Community Master Classes 

Wednesday, Jan. 30 through Sunday, Feb. 3 from10-11 a.m. daily 

Glendale Community College Dance Studio, Fitness Center 101, 6000 W. Olive Ave., Glendale 

FREE; open to GCC dance students and the Arizona dance community. Master classes will be first-come, first-served, and will not exceed a maximum of 40 participants.

Sasha Mallory Lecture Demonstration 

Sunday, Feb. 3, 3:30 p.m. 

Glendale Community College Dance Studio, Fitness Center 101 

FREE; open to GCC dance students and the Arizona dance community. Master classes will be first-come, first-served, and will not exceed a maximum of 40 participants.

About Sasha Malloy 

Currently on tour and performing on stages across the world with pop music icon Madonna, Sasha Mallory started dancing at the age of five. She studied the ballet techniques of the Royal Academy of Dance, one of the world’s largest and most influential education and training organizations for classical ballet. In addition, she has studied various modern-dance techniques with her mother Dawn Mallory and with various teachers from The Alvin Ailey School, Houston Ballet and Boston Ballet. Sasha worked as an assistant, teacher and choreographer to the national touring dance convention/competition, West Coast Dance Explosion, under Alan Sherfield and John Crutchman. She has appeared in music videos with the band Uh Huh Her and Wayne Brady. She has performed at the Grammys with Rihanna and went on her first world tour with American Idol, Adam Lambert. Sasha made her television debut on the cast of So You Think You Can Dance Season 8 and was awarded runner up on the nationally televised broadcast.

About Danielle Horn 

Danielle Horn is a professional dancer performing in and around New York City. She has spent the past four years dancing as a Radio City Rockette in The Radio City Christmas Spectacular. In October 2007, she danced for the Sarah Ferguson Foundation at the event La Dolce Vita in New York. She has also danced for director/choreographer Joe Lanteri with New York City Theatrical Events. Danielle attended the University of Arizona as a Dance Major on a full talent scholarship. While there, under the direction of Jory Hancock, she performed many featured roles, including George Balanchine’s Tchaikovsky Pas De Deux, Allegro Brillante and Concerto Barocco. In 2006, Danielle performed and studied in Rimini, Italy with internationally renowned directors and teachers Philip Beamish and Evelyn Hart. She earned a BFA in dance with a minor in business from the U. of A. in 2007 and is now pursuing her master’s degree in Arts Management at George Mason University.

About Glendale Community College Dance Program 

The Glendale Community College Dance Program offers an Associate in Arts, Fine Arts (A.A.F.A.) dance degree, providing an intense program of study for students wishing to obtain certification, to continue on for a baccalaureate or to pursue a professional career in dance. This two-year course of study provides a solid foundation in technique, performance and academic studies. It allows for ease of transfer to the university level and provides preparatory training for a professional career.

Close personal attention in a professional atmosphere allows GCC students to grow and to develop the skills necessary for dance-related careers. Recognized as a prestigious program of study, the GCC program has been admired in the world of dance academia, and recently received national attention in Dance Teacher magazine.

Glendale Community College is one of the 10 regionally accredited Maricopa Community Colleges.

 

Media Contact:

Janet Traylor
Glendale Community College
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Glendale, AZ

Phone: (602) 432-7390
Website: www.gc.maricopa.edu/
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