The Dance Department at Lake Erie College will present “The Spring Dance Collection” at 7:00 P.M. on Friday, April 14, 2023. The word “Collection” refers to the varied styles of dance being showcased. These include classical and contemporary ballet, jazz, modern dance, jazz-funk and hip hop presented as solos, duets, and ensembles. Special guest performers include the LEC Dance Team and members of the Junior Company of Inspired Movement Dance Studio, a dance studio located in Chardon, Ohio..
Alexandra Strawbridge of the LEC Dance Department and director of the dance concert, remarked "The concert is a really engaging mix of pieces. The different dance backgrounds of both the performers and the choreographers offer wonderful variety to the show. The Dance Team's hip hop and jazz styles bring excitement and high-energy levels to the stage, while some of the ballet and modern pieces take on deeper, sometimes darker, feelings that will really leave the audience with something to think about after the curtain closes."
Meghann Stell – Studied dance at Wright State University. Performed with Dayton Ballet and Verb Ballet as a guest artist. Choreographed for the Cleveland Dance Project Season 5. Has been teaching dance for the past 20+ years, most currently at Wildfire Dance Studio.
Alexandra Strawbridge – LEC ’21, current faculty for LEC Dance Department. Ballet training with Shelagh Dusky at Ashtabula Arts Center. As an undergraduate, she minored in dance and was a member of the Dance Team. Currently teaches and choreographs for Inspired Movement Dance Studio’s Junior Company.
Isabella Golen – LEC Class of 2024. Captain of Lake Erie College’s Dance Team. Trained with and now teaches at Wildfire Dance Studio.
Inspired Movement Dance Studio – Local dance school located in Chardon, Ohio. The show features the dance school’s Junior Company dancers (middle and high schoolers).
The Spring Dance Collection will be performed at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, April 14, 2023.
All performances take place in the C.K. Rickel Theatre in Royce Hall for the Fine and Performing Arts on the LEC campus. Free, convenient parking is in the lot adjacent to Royce Hall, with the lot entrance on Gillett Street.