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Southeastern Dance presents Moxie Dance Project April 24

Contact: Tonya Lowentritt


Nicole Judson

Nicole Judson of Baton Rouge will perform a solo work choreographed by Brewer-Plazinic entitled “Caged.”

     HAMMOND – Southeastern Louisiana University’s Department of Music and Dramatic Arts will present Moxie Dance Project’s “Dance Suite” April 24 in Vonnie Borden Theatre.

     Directed by Southeastern dance instructor Dana Brewer-Plazinic, “Dance Suite” features student choreographers Heather Brown of Mandeville, Jeoffery Harris Jr. of Baton Rouge, Anthony Jackson of New Orleans, and Bridget Lyons of Ponchatoula. Taylor Matthews of Ponchatoula is the guest choreopgrapher, and faculty choreographers include Brewer-Plaxinic, Martie Fellom, and Janet Neyrey. 

     The genre for the 7:30 p.m. concert is modern dance and ballet.  Brewer-Plaxinic said the ballet pieces include excerpts from “Midsummer Night’s Dream” and two ballet “Variations.”

     “Guest dancers from Hammond Ballet, Fellom Ballet and the Southeastern Laboratory School will perform, as well as dancers from A Touch of Class in Ponchatoula,” Brewer-Plazinic said.

     Southeastern freshman Nicole Judson of Baton Rouge will perform a solo work choreographed by Brewer-Plazinic entitled “Caged.” The piece was selected for presentation at the gala performance during the American College Dance Festival in March.

     Two additional choreographers received recent honors for their work included in the show as well. Fellom choreographed a piece for Southeastern Laboratory School Junior High students that received first place honors at the 2008 District Beta Club Talent Show, and Matthews of Hammond Ballet choregraphed two contemporary pieces that were presented at the Youth America Grand Prix Competition and Workshop.

     Dancers from Hammond performing in the concert include Kalie Beckers, Darby Murphy, Maggie Rownd, Katherine Sharp, Brooklyn Starkey, Erica Tricou, and Allison Wade.

Ponchatoula dancers include Madison Alford, Carly Hyde, Ashley Jones, Rani Kliebert, Lyons, Madison Ryan, and Kalyn Vallot.

     Additional dancers from Tangipahoa Parish in the concert include Zachary Bellavia, Mary Lauren Campo, and Damien Thompson of Amite, Carter Blanchard of Independence, Brianne Nix of Robert, and Julie Gaudin of Tickfaw.

     Dancers from Livingston Parish include Katherine Brown and Kelly Maloney of Springfield and Makayla and Makenna Labranche of Maurepas. Dancers from St. Tammany Parish include Kaleigh Brandt of Slidell and Mindy Knight of Mandeville.

     New Orleans dancers are Heather Brown, Jalisa Brumfield, Kathleen Campbell, Jessica Edwards, Yuri Edwards, Jackson, Greyhisha Lewis, and Ericalyn Orgeron. Other dancers from the greater New Orleans area include Aylay Expose of Kenner and Amanda Bazile of Chalmette.

     Dancers from Baton Rouge include Elizabeth Duhon, Harris, Judson, Vinsheka Simpson, and Chelsey Cedotal of Prairieville.

     Dancers rounding out the concert include Austyn-Marie Hollowell, Missouri; Amanda Wells, New Roads; and Tremaine Warren, Winnsboro.

     Tickets are $4 general admission and $2 for non-Southeastern students and senior citizens.  Southeastern students are admitted free with university I.D.

     For more information on the concert or dance classes and performance opportunities, call Brewer-Plazinic at 985-549-5254.

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