East Bay DANCES

East Bay DANCES

Oakland Ballet Company is excited to present its 5th annual East Bay DANCES program this June 2. This exciting, fun, and family-friendly performance celebrates the diverse East Bay dance community and dance of all styles!

Performance Information:

Sunday, June 2
4:00 pm

Odell Johnson Performing Arts Center Theater
Laney College
900 Fallon Street, Oakland

Tickets:

Adult General Admission: $25
Senior General Admission: $20
Child and Student General Admission: $15

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This Year’s Performing Groups Include:

A. Spearman & Co.
Alyssa Mitchel
Ballet Folklórico México Danza
Emergence Dance Company
Jubilee American Dance Theatre
Kathryn Roszak’s Danse Lumiere
Linda Steele II
Marika Brussel
natalya shoaf
Sarah Bush Dance Project
Savage Jazz Dance Company
Shabnam Dance Company

Oakland Ballet Company will perform excerpts from its 2019 spring programs, Jazz Vistas and Jangala.

East Bay DANCES 2019 Performers

A. Spearman & Co.

A. Spearman & Co. is a contemporary fusion dance company, founded in 2015 by Artistic Director Andréa Spearman. All artists are trained in various fields of movement including contemporary, jazz, hiphop, modern, and cultural dance. We seek to design and create unique vocabularies of performance. Explosive and varied, we maintain our loyalty to unusual collaborations. AspearmanAndCo.org

Alyssa Mitchel

Alyssa Mitchel is a San Francisco based dancer, choreographer and teacher. The recipient of a Trustee Merit Scholarship, she earned a B.A. in Liberal Studies/Teacher Preparation with a minor in mathematics from the Dominican University of California, graduating Summa Cum Laude. Alyssa has danced with Garrett+Moulton Productions, eMotion Arts Dance Company, SpectorDance, Peter & Co., Labayen Dance and SOULSKIN Dance. Her original, collaborative works have been set on several professional Bay Area dancers and companies and she has shown her work at numerous festivals nationwide. Festivals and residencies include ODC Pilot 70&71, Bay Pointe Ballet New Works, LEVYdance, SAFEhouse Arts, Mark Foehringer Dance Project|SF, PUSHfest at ODC Theater, San Francisco Movement Arts Festival at Grace Cathedral, Seattle International Dance Festival and the Youth American Grande Prix. Alyssa teaches all levels of contemporary dance, choreography, ballet, and core strength. She’s also a devoted math/study skills tutor for students ranging from elementary to college. alyssaevemitchel.weebly.com

Ballet Folklórico México Danza

Emergence Dance Company

Emergence Dance Company envisions how movement can be a positive force throughout the peaks and valleys of the life cycle – taking a humanistic approach to movement and the artistic process through commitment to technique, experiential awareness, and ritual practice. EDC’s goal is to foster the journey of visceral and spiritual catharsis for their audience – sharing a unique sense of individual presence and a united sense of community in the performative moment. Emergence Dance Company’s dance intends to heal and spark the emergence of our full potential as witnesses to the aesthetic and personal power of transformation. emergencedance.com

Jubilee American Dance Theatre

Kathryn Roszak’s Danse Lumiere

Linda Steele II

Marika Brussel

natalya shoaf

Sarah Bush Dance Project

Sarah Bush Dance Project (SBDP) formed under the artistic vision of Sarah Bush in 2007 to promote innovative artistry, community interaction, and feminist ideals through the creation and presentation of multimedia dance. SBDP creates dance that reminds audiences of the power and compassion in ourselves and others, bolstering a resilient hope for humanity.

SBDP has created four critically acclaimed repertory shows in the Bay Area: HomeRocked by WomenThis Land, and Spirit & Bones. The Huffington Post said of the outdoor landscape series, This Land, “the drama of Bush’s highly charged movement is meant to renew our sense of self, our sense of place and community.” sarahbushdance.org/company

Savage Jazz Dance Company

Shabnam Dance Company