$18 drop-in | $15 with student ID (no class cards)
BRD welcomes Andrea Parson to teach a master class on December 16 at the Firehouse! Andrea Parson studied dance performance at Loyola Marymount University, where she received a BA in dance in 2009. She now lives in Portland, OR, where she currently performs and teaches contemporary dance nationally and internationally with the Northwest Dance Project. In 2010 she received the Princess Grace Award for dance. Andrea has also choreographed original works for NW Dance Project company as well as summer dance intensive students. Since 2014 she has collaborated with costume designer and filmmaker Fuchsia Lin, choreographing and performing original solo works for two dance films Crystals of Transformation, and Future Cosmos Flow. In 2018 she created the Soul Stories Dance Project in co- direction with multimedia artist Susan Banyas in which she created and performed a solo entitled- Amore. soulstoriesdanceproject.com
Photo by Fuchsia Lin
Sunday, September 30 | 10:00 - 11:30 AM
Firehouse Arts and Events Center
$18 general, $15 w/ student ID (no class cards)
We are so excited to have former member and co-founder of BRD, Diane Williams back in the studio with us this fall! Diane will be resetting her duet When the World Ends, which was originally choreographed for a Phrasings performance in spring of 2014. Join us for a master class with her on September 30 at the Firehouse.
Diane is a movement and visual artist who has been dancing, choreographing and teaching in Bellingham for more than 15 years. She studied dance at the University of Washington and on scholarship at Western Washington University, and has taught at WWU, Pacific Danceworks, and Northwest Ballet School. Diane currently teaches Contemporary, Jazz, Lyrical and Choreography classes at Opus Performing Arts School. She is a co-founder of Bellingham Repertory Dance, recently retired from the stage after twelve years with the company. During that time, she had the pleasure of performing the works of many notable choreographers, including Joshua Beamish, Wade Madsen, Gina and Kyle Sorenson, Pablo Cornejo, Mary Sheldon-Scott, Deborah Wolf, Daniel Stark, Marlo Ariz, and solo works by Kevin Jenkins, Eva Stone and Lindsey Drury. She is honored and thrilled to be invited back to BRD as a choreographer and guest teacher.
Join us for a special 7-Day Dance Festival contemporary technique class taught by BRD alum Alethea Alexander on Sunday, August 26. Available to 7DDF participants for the discounted rate of only $5! This class is also open to non-festival dancers for the regular BRD class rates of $15 drop-in or $65 for a 5-class card.