On September 22nd Jazz Choreography Enterprises hosted an open rehearsal featuring choreographer Spencer Pond. Audience members were able to watch Pond rehearse his piece “Good Judys” and explain some of his thought process as a choreographer.
Sharlane Conner talks with JCE choreographers Jaime Shannon and Tony Fraser about their inspirations for their swing dance choreography.
This summer Jazz Choreography Enterprises was honored to sponsor a jazz class in the distinctive style of Betsy Haug. Gail Pearson, Betsy’s assistant and protégée, was the teacher. Betsy Haug was a New York City staple of the jazz scene in the 1970’s and ‘80’s.
"Pearls" choreographed and performed by Fatima Logan-Alston | Photo: Jan La Salle The JCE Jazz Dance Project returned once again this April with a varied program that showcased just how multifaceted jazz dance can be. Though jazz dance is all too rarely shown on the...
Jazz Choreography Enterprises had a talk-back session following the Sunday, April 28th, performance of the JCE Jazz Dance Project. The choreographers, whose pieces were performed in the show, sat down to answer questions from the audience and moderator Alan Spaulding.
JCE will sponsor a class on Betsy Haug’s distinctive jazz dance style taught by Gail Pearson. Her style incorporated a great deal of syncopation, reflecting her love of the dancing of Fred Astaire, Henry LeTang, and others in the great world of tap.
Choreographer Merete Muenter’s piece, “Eleanor,” will be presented in the JCE Jazz Dance Project on April 27-28, 2019. She has been nominated for a Chita Rivera Award and is the Assistant Choreographer for the Off-Broadway production of “Fiddler on the Roof.”
Skye Mattox is a Broadway performer who has appeared in shows like Carousel, West Side Story, and On The Town. She was a dancer throughout the second season of the NBC TV series SMASH, and is also a dance teacher and the granddaughter of storied jazz choreographer Matt Mattox.