Three Troy pieces to be performed at Alabama Dance Festival

Posted: Thursday, 28 January 2016

TROY - Three pieces from the Troy University dance production "Reflections" have been selected to represent the University at the Alabama Dance Festival from Jan. 29-31 at Samford University.

"Finding Our Way," choreographed by Kenzie Haynes, and "Return to Me," choreographed by Dominique Angel and Porter Grubbs, were chosen by a jury review for the New Works showcase at the festival.

"Together We…," choreographed by Kameron Porter, will be featured at the festival's closing workshop show.

Additionally, TROY dancers will be featured in two pieces by adjunct faculty member Kavin Grant.

"If you add it up, TROY dancers will perform five times at the festival, which means those audiences, professionals and colleagues from around the state and country will be exposed to our performers more than any studio or university at that festival," said Tori Lee Averett, chair of TROY's Department of Theatre and Dance. "It's incredible that three TROY pieces were selected."

The festival celebrates dance throughout the state and includes renowned dance studios, teachers, workshops, performances and international showcases.

A total of 19 TROY students will perform or choreograph at the festival.

"Reflections" premiered in November on the Troy Campus and featured ballet, contemporary, musical theater and nire stykes tgar showcased the array of talents and training celebrated in the growing dance program at TROY.

Student performers include:

  • London Brison
  • Javonte Carney
  • Porter Grubbs
  • Isaiah Russella
  • Jarvis Williams
  • Mati Anderson
  • Madison Brown
  • A’Lexus Crooms
  • Makenzie Haynes
  • Bridgette Howell
  • Angelene Kendall
  • Tia Newby
  • Ashley Pettit
  • Shaniya Sauerwald
  • Samantha Scheler
  • Carly Smith
  • Miche Smith
  • Raquel Travare
  • Brandi White