BMC Presents: Terpsicorps
Tuesday, July 17, 2018 @ 7:30 p.m.
Scott Concert Hall at the Porter Center
Hampton Inn - Brevard, Lead Sponsor (BMC Presents Series)
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Artist Information (Show)
TERPSICORPS THEATRE OF DANCE is thrilled to make its debut appearance at the Brevard Music Festival this season. Founded in 2003 by Artistic Director Heather Maloy, Terpsicorps is North Carolina's summertime contemporary ballet company known for innovative, thought provoking, and entertaining performances. Terpsicorps brings professional dance of the highest caliber to its home base of Asheville as well as throughout the state of North Carolina through collaborations with local and nationally known artists and arts organizations, and both outreach and dance training programs for children of all cultural and economic backgrounds designed to delight, enlighten, and educate.
Terpsicorps hires critically acclaimed dancers from some of the most respected companies in the United States and abroad. These dancers bring their amazing technical skill and dramatic talents to choreography that is both physically challenging and artistically significant. This season Terpsicorps is pleased to welcome back to the company Augusto Cezar from Nashville Ballet; Jeff Ewing from Lucky Plush Productions and Cocodaco Dance Project; Mathew Griffin from Cincinnati Ballet; and Gavin Stewart who has danced with Wylliams/Henry CDC, MOVE: the Company, Richmond Ballet II, and Company E. Joining the company for their first season this year are Samantha Griffin from Cincinnati Ballet; Emma McGirr from Nevada Ballet Theatre; Kate Rouzer from St. Louis Ballet; and Marisa Whiteman from Kansas City Ballet.
Artistic Director Heather Maloy is the lead choreographer for the company; her work frequently includes collaborations with local musicians and artists. The company’s repertoire also includes works by ballet master Christopher Bandy and master choreographer Salvatore Aiello. As part of its 15th Anniversary Season in 2018, Terpsicorps is restaging several works highlighting the company’s finest moments including Couch Potatoes, Le Suil Go…, Calm, and Second Line, among others.
HEATHER MALOY is the founder, resident choreographer and artistic director of Terpsicorps Theatre of Dance, creating over 25 works for Terpsicorps over the past 15 years. Heather received her training at the North Carolina School of the Arts (NCSA). She began her professional career when she joined the North Carolina Dance Theatre (NCDT) at the age of 17, making her at that time the youngest dancer to be hired as a full company member in NCDT’s history. Heather stayed for thirteen years, dancing principal and soloist roles. Mentored by NCDT artistic director, Salvatore Aiello, she choreographed her first professional work when she was only 19. After Aiello’s death, his successor, Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux, commissioned her to create five more pieces for NCDT. Heather has also created two premieres for the Chautauqua Ballet, three ballets for the Nashville Ballet and one work each for the Wake Forest and Jacksonville College Dance Departments. She has participated in Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet’s Choreoplan, the Ballet Nouveau Colorado 21st Century Choreography Competition, and the National Choreographer’s Initiative. She has also had the honor to return to UNCSA to create a new work for the Spring Dance program and to stage her work Le Suil Go… for their alumni performance in Manteo, NC.
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