Center Stage Performing Arts Studios offers two days of DANCEFEST WORKSHOPS during the day on August 26-27. You can find more information and register online at www.dancefestutah.com.
JASON PARSONS: Jason has created work for Rasta Thomas’s Bad Boys of Dance, Willow Oak Contemporary Ballet, Odyssey, HoustonMet and the Evolution Dance Company. Internationally his work has been performed at the Gwang Ju Biennale Festival (South Korea), Baudelaire (Japan), Artedanza (Italy), Nokia Awards (Czech Rep.), Minjockchoom Cultural Festival (South Korea), Puglia Danza (Italy) and the Seoul Contemporary Jazz Dance Festival (South Korea). Jason has also collaborated with Italian Artist Elena Parisi to create a moving installation for her premiere exhibition in Milan, Italy. Since February 2008 Jason has been creating and premiering full length concert works for himself and his troupe of dancers. Jason and his dancers have performed in New York City at the Joyce Theater, Cedar Lake Theater, Joyce Soho, Dixon Place, Manhattan Movement and Art Center, Alvin Ailey and for APAP at Carnegie Hall. As performer Jason is featured in the dance film “Movement One”. He was a featured artist in Stacey Tookey’s show “Moments Defined”. This July Jason premiered a twenty five minute collaboration dance work with choreographer Lauren Adams at Dancepalooza 25 LIVE in Long Beach, CA. He most recently created two original works titled “eyes swallow as you take me in” and “i hear your colors” for Toes for Dance(Toronto Outreach and Exchange Strategy) Canadian 2015/2016 tour. Jason is on faculty with Nuvo Dance Convention. His been on faculty at Steps on Broadway, Peridance and Broadway Dance Center in New York City. As a Master Teacher he has taught through out the U.S., Canada, Netherlands, England, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Costa Rica, Cypress and the Czech Republic.
DENISE WALL: Denise Wall is the artistic director and co-owner of Denise Wall’s Dance Energy. A respected teacher and an award winning choreographer for more than 30 years, Denise is devoted to the art of dance. Denise’s students have gone on to perform on Broadway, television, commercials, film and in professional dance companies. The American Ballet Theatre, the Fox television show, So You Think You Can Dance, Susan Stroman’s revival of The Music Man, Wicked, West Side Story, Disney and Universal Theme Parks and the films Step Up, High School Musical 3, Footloose and Rock of Ages have all featured DWDE Dancers. Students in her pre-professional dance company consistently win scholarships and titles at conventions and competitions, as well as scholarships to attend professional dance schools and colleges.