Young Choreographers Selected to Present choreography at the Regional Dance America/Southeastern Regional Ballet Association Festival

(RALEIGH)— Amy Greene, 18 and 16 year old Jenny Palmer of Raleigh have been selected to present new choreography as part of the Emerging Choreographers Performance at the Regional Dance America/Southeastern Regional Ballet Association Festival (RDA/SERBA) to be held in Jackson, MS, May 1-4, 2013.

Raleigh Dance Theatre (RDT) attends this annual festival where hundreds of young dancers from across the region come together for four days to take master classes and perform. Prior to the festival an adjudicator visits each of the 19 member companies to select work to be presented at the festival.  This year’s adjudicator, Thom Clower, came to Raleigh and where Ms. Palmer presented her piece Canon for Nine, set to Pachalbel’s Canon in D, and Ms. Green presented Inadvertent Affliction, which looks at loneliness within and outside of human relationships.  Both pieces will be performed on the Thursday night Emerging Choreographers Performance with Inadvertent Affliction closing the program.  Raleigh Dance Theatre provides aspiring choreographers a venue to create work and this is the third time a company member has had a piece selected for the Emerging Choreographer’s Performance (and Ms. Palmer’s second time).  In addition, Mr Clower selected Artistic Director, Mary LeGere’s Lyric Suite  for the Gala Performance at SERBA.

Raleigh audiences can see Inadvertent Affliction at RDT’s Spring Repertoire performances on April 27 at 2pm and 7pm at Fletcher Theater at Raleigh’s Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts.  Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door.  Group rates are also available.

Raleigh Dance Theatre was founded in 1984 by Ann Vorus to provide pre-professional performance training, while promoting and fostering the art of dance in the community. It is the only pre-professional company in the Triangle area selected for membership as an honor company in the SERBA. RDT’s training program along with its affiliate school, The Raleigh School of Ballet has a proven record of success, with alumnae who have gone on to professional careers with Carolina Ballet, Pennsylvania Ballet, Stuttgart Ballet, Washington Ballet II, and New York City Ballet.

For more information about Raleigh Dance Theatre or the Spring Repertoire performances, please contact the company offices at (919) 834-1058, or click on “Purchase Tickets.”