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Master Class with Guest Artist Taylor Raley

  • Dogtown Dance Theatre 109 West 15th Street Richmond, VA, 23224 United States (map)

"Pulling from experience as a contemporary explorer and adventurous mover the shape of my class falls into a quirky yet designed and fluid dimension. This class offers phrase work generated by the curiosity of physical imagery and improvisation. With a goal to create movement as a real life experience this is achieved through a combination of contemporary techniques and modern values."

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$10 cash or check, made payable to KARAR DANCE COMPANY. Open to intermediate/advanced dancers age 14 & up!

Taylor Raley is a native of Wilmington, NC where she began her dance training and pursuing a career in the Dance field. From there she attended Virginia Commonwealth University where she graduated in May of 2015 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance Performance and Choreography. While attending VCU she had the privilege of performing choreography by accredited staff and colleagues whilst also participating in a Pedagogy Internship under the guidance of Courtney Harris and Village Dance Companies director Melissa Gravely. Taylor also traveled abroad to Doha, Qatar under faculty member Melanie Richards and participated in the VCU- Qatar Taseem conference. Since graduation, Taylor relocated to Chicago and has interned with Thodos Dance Chicago, performed as a company member with Cocodaco Dance Company, J. Lindsay Brown Dance, and Peckish Rhodes Performing Arts Society. As a free lance performer she has also been featured in several pop up performances for dance festivals and performance showcases including THAW, Dance Chance at Lou Conte, Going Dutch, Delve, and many others. Taylor has been operating as Communications and Assistant Artistic Director at Intrigue Dance and Performing Arts Center for the past 3 years, a teaching artist for The Joffrey Ballet, and has also traveled giving master classes and setting choreography for studios and contemporary companies.