Commit to It!

This fall I am committing to a 9 month program called Dance ICONS to take a deep dive into the process of creating a work of art.

During my early dance training at North Potomac Ballet Academy later Metropolitan Ballet Theater I developed this insatiable love for choreography. Understanding the nuances of being a choreographer will undoubtedly help focus my career in dance an audience member, performer and teacher.

Back then my teacher and classmates were like mirrors. I look forward to having that dynamic and specific focus on my art. I have gained so much information crafting dances with many directors, artists and community members. Shifts that once seemed small now seem huge with each reworking or starting anew.

To the sharpening of tools for carving and shaping a well thought out dance with meaning and intent!

Published by sylvanachristopher

Sylvana Christopher is performer choreographer and teaching artist native to DC. She is mom to Jasper Lee Christopher and wife of guitarist John Lee. She has danced for Rincones & Company Dance Theater, Bowen McCauley Dance Company, Arts United of Washington, Mason/Rhynes Performance Projects, BosmaDance, Kate Jordan Dance, Sarah J. Ewing & Dancers, Word Dance Theater & Nancy Havlik’s Dance Performance Group. In 2009, Christopher sparked the formation of Glade Dance Collective which continues to thrive today. Sylvana has taught for several DMV schools and arts organizations including Holton-Arms School, Wolf Trap, Sitar Arts Center, Joy of Motion Dance Center, Washington Performing Arts and currently Inner City, Inner Child. Sylvana loves swimming, travel, potlucks, movies and soaking up live music! She hopes to travel to Brazil, Thailand, Ireland and Russia one day. Sylvana has been fortunate to study in Senegal and France as well as perform in Germany and Mexico.

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