Suburban Symphony

Saturday, April 23rd / 8PM  
Motion Flux Scholarship Benefit Concert presented Moorpark College Music & Dance Department.  Come catch KWDP dancers Tracy Jones and Nathan Ortiz performing the opening duet of Suburban Symphony.

 Location:  Performing Arts Center, Moorpark College, 7075 Campus Road, Moorpark, CA / CLICK HERE to purchase TICKETS or call Box Office 805) 378.1485  ($16 Adults, $9 Students, Seniors, Staff)

>all concert proceeds to benefit MC Dance Scholarship Fund<

Amber Ajluni

AmberAmber began her training at Ballet San Jose with Donna Delcini, Lise LaCour, and Dalia Rawson, where she danced in various school and company performances. In Southern California she has danced for Anaheim Ballet, performing in the works of Laurence and Sarma Rosenberg, including The Nutcracker, The Awakening of the Flora, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. She has also danced with Santa Monica Contemporary Ballet. This is her second season with Kenneth Walker Dance Project and her repertoire includes Groove Juice and Focus on the Middle Distance.

Meet our other dancers:

Dominika Pietrzyk

Dominika Pietrzyk began her dance training at Steps in Rodeo, CA at the age of 3. At age 13, she decided to pursuit a professional ballet career. She joined Western Ballet where she trained under Eric Bourman, Alexi Zubiria, Linda Rickert, and Kai Davis. Here, she performed in many ballets, such as The Nutcracker, Swan Lake, Don Quixote, Sleeping Beauty, as well as many original works by Yanis Pikieris. Dominika furthered her studies by attending summer sessions at American Ballet Theater, Alabama, City Ballet of San Diego, and Western Ballet. Currently, she is a Dance major with an Accounting minor at the University of California, Irvine. This is her first season with KWDP.

 

Meet our other dancers:

Yelena Zerkovska

Ms. Yelena Zerkovska began studying ballet and character dancing in Ukraine at the age of six. After moving to America at the age of 12, she continued extensive studies and intense training in ballet. Her pursuit for excellence led her to the University of the North Carolina School of the Arts, where she majored in dance and received her Bachelor Degree of Fine Arts.

Trained primarily in Russian Method, Ms. Zerkovska has invested herself into studying Balanchine and RAD styles of technique, as well as contemporary, jazz, modern and pilates.  She has performed experts from many classical and neo-classical ballets including: Swan Lake, Raymonda,   Nutracker, Paquita, Don Quixote, La Bayadere, Sleeping Beauty and Who Cares? She is currently a guest artist for the California Riverside Ballet Company and a company member of the Pasadena Dance Theater.  This is her first season with KWDP.

 

Ms. Zerkovska is also a very passionate and dedicated teacher, capable of delivering the utmost amount of energy and individual attention to each of her students regardless of their age or level of training.

Meet our other dancers:

Master Class

We have huge news for us!  June 22, 2013 from 3-5:15pm in the rehearsal halls of the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion at the Music Center of Los Angeles we will be having a master class taught by Arturo Fernandez, Ballet Master for the World Famous Alonzo King LINES Ballet.  A native of California, Mr. Fernandez has choreographed for James Sewell Ballet, Inland Pacific Ballet, among others.   For more than two decades he has been an integral and part of Alonzo King LINES Dance Center.  He has staged Mr. King’s work world -wide, most notably for the Royal Swedish Ballet.  His complete biography is available at LINES Ballet.

To attend you have to be preregistered and prepaid. To pay simply purchase an event ticket at Brown Paper Tickets.
We’ll need your address to keep you posted on location updates and the like.

 

Not a dancer?  You can donate the registration for one of KWDP’s dancers to attend this rare event.  Donations will be processed through PayPal.  A PayPal account is not necessary to make a donation.

 

Nichole Beeks

Nichole Beeks was born and raised in Long Beach California. She attended the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts where she trained in ballet, modern, jazz, lyrical and contemporary dance as well as musical theatre and film. Read more

Diane Cheeseman

Diane Chesseman began dancing at age three in a Los Angeles preschool.   She continued her training around the country including the Kirov Academy in Washington D.C., International School of Classical Ballet in Seattle, Washington and The Ailey School and Broadway Dance Center in New York City. Read more

Gia Calhoun

Gia Calhoun trained at California Dance Theatre under the direction of Kim Maselli, Stanley Holden, and Charles Maple. She attended summer programs at the Joffrey Ballet School, on scholarship, North Carolina School of the Arts, American Ballet Theatre, and Ballet Ostrava Workshop in the Czech Republic. Read more

Candice Davis

Candice Davis trained at Anna Cheselka School of Ballet in Studio City, California, under principal dancers from Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo, American Ballet Theatre, and Joffrey Ballet, and with Read more

Kara Fioretti

Kara Fioretti began training in San Antonio, Texas with the Creative Arts Theater School and has performed with many companies including Ballet West, Media City Ballet, The Blakenship Ballet Company, and in ballets such as Read more

Felicia Guzman

Felicia Guzman was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas where she trained at the Vladimir Marek Ballet Academy under Vladimir Marek and Nancy Smith. After receiving a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering Read more

Elijah S. Pressman

Elijah Pressman was recently appointed as the new Assistant Artistic Director at South Ballet where he has served many years as Ballet Master and principal dancer.trained at Lauridsen Ballet Centre in Torrance, California. Elijah’s repertoire includes ballets by Robert Kelley, Laurence Blake, Jon Cristofori, Kenneth Walker, William Whitener, Read more

Laura Mauldin

Laura Smith Mauldin, born and raised in Thousand Oaks, Calif. began figure skating at the age of four and dancing ballet at the age of six. During a thirteen-year competitive skating career which took Laura and her brother/partner all over the U.S. and to Europe for competitions, Read more

Missy Moore

Missy Moore was born and raised in Southern California and has trained in Ballet, Jazz, Modern, Tap and Contemporary.  At the age of 5, she began her training at the Daria Bearden Dance Studio and soon after joined their travelling song and dance company.  In high school she studied under Kristen Olsen Potts Read more

Jeanine Ryan

Jeanine Ryan began her ballet training with the Chico Community Ballet under Deborah Jorritsma and Catherine Sullivan-Sturgeon. During this time, she performed various roles including Titania in Balanchine’s Read more

Grace Tiangco

Grace Tiangco was born and raised in Davis, California where she started training at the age of 5 at Applegate Dance Studio under Lisa Applegate and was a member of the company for 6 years. She performed in several roles for ballets such as Firebird, Les Sylphides, Cinderella, and Sleeping Beauty Read more