Welcome to Summer 2010 with DDE! Thanks to the hard work of the dancers, board and all of the contributors to our company we are able to bring the second annual Dock Side Dance to the community for FREE. Please join us on Sunday June 13 (rain date Sunday June 20) at 5pm at the Campbell Stage on the City Docks of Annapolis. We have a very exciting program including new works by Artistic Director Megan Morse Jans as well as Artistic Contributor Stephanie Yezek, the Manhattan based dance artist Becky Radway, a new solo choreographed and danced by DDE dancer Sarah Keller and a new collaboration between rehearsal director Jillian Barber and Megan Morse Jans. For more information about the performance please check out the events section of our website or email email@example.com.
DragonFly has been commissioned to create a new work in collaboration with the AACC Symphony Orchestra. "Thread" will be performed to a live rendition of Ravel's Bolero on July 1st at the Celebration of the Arts performance at the Pascal Center for Performing Arts. Truly a performance not to be missed!
Also, don't forget to register for our upcoming Dance Repertoire Workshop that is part of the Kids In College program at AACC. The two week workshop will include technique, rehearsal, discussion on dance related issues as well as a performance.
We are looking forward to a tremendous summer of dance! See you there!
Janet Parker joined Dragonfly in April of 2009 and brings an extensive background in dance and fitness. Janet grew up studying Ceccetti Ballet in Springfield, OH and took exams through level six by age 15. She studied jazz with Claude Thompson and Michael Owens at Hamas Dance Space in Studio City, CA, interned at Broadway Dance Center in New York City and attended Kent State University in Ohio. Janet graduated from KSU with a BFA in dance performance.
Janet has danced with numerous dances companies and ensembles including, Leaven – Liturgical Dance Company, Kent Dance Ensemble, Loreal Professional, Coastal Carolina Center for Performing Arts and Kathy Harty Gray Dance Theatre. She enjoys many styles of dance and appreciates the challenges that are unique to each style. She enjoys the athleticism, emotion, and intricacies of modern movement, but also highly values the strength and discipline that ballet inspires. Her favorite style to dance and watch is probably jazz dance. While interning at Broadway Dance Center, Janet, especially loved dancing with David Marquez, Michelle Barber, and Pilates.
Janet recognizes her Dad as her inspiration; he did what he loved and was happy to do it. Janet is very passionate about what she does and brings a great energy to the studio when rehearsing with Dragonfly. During the time not spent with Dragonfly, she teaches fitness classes and works as a certified personal trainer. And when she is not getting people in shape, she loves to take heath and fitness classes. Janet is extremely dedicated to everything she does.
For many dancers, there is specific performance that they can recall as impactful to their dance life. For Janet that performance was the first time she saw the Alvin Ailey Dance Theatre. They performed Revelations and Janet was moved to tears because the movement was so beautiful.
Today, Janet resides in Alexandria, Virginia with her husband, Max, and their “little boy”, a beagle named Jack. And yes, she drives all of the way from Northern Virginia to be a part of Dragonfly.
Janet would like to thank:
“My mom for being such a great source of strength and faith. My amazing and supportive husband Max. Without his love and support this would not be possible.”