Okaloosa-Walton College's Humanities, Fine and Performing Arts Division will present their annual dance concert, Dance Facets 2008 on April 25 and 26 at 7:30 p.m. at the Mattie Kelly Fine & Performing Arts Center on OWC's Niceville campus. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for youth age 18 and younger and are available now at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center Box Office in-person, by phone at 729-6000, or through the center's online ticket system at www.owc.edu/arts.
From classical pointe work to an extreme makeover, this year's Dance Facets program will hold more variety than ever before. The concert will consist of 10 choreographic works featuring four student works. This year's program also features guest artist Audrey Balavoine who is originally from Vendee, France and is the artistic director and owner of the dance company Grain de Sable in Soullans. She has an extensive resume with several original works to her credit. The OWC dance faculty are excited to have the opportunity for Balavoine to set her choreographic work, From Mouth to Ear for the Dance Facets event.
In preparation for this large event, the dance program recently held auditions for the prestigious concert. Fifty student and community dancer were chosen to participate in the concert.
Crestview: Breeana Alston, Brittany Baker, Christine Chaloupka, Diana M. Conner, Stephanie Dunlop, Hanna Funk, Christina Roman, Danielle Sartin, Erynne Smith, Skylar McCool, Morgan Teel
DeFuniak Springs: Kathleen Foy, Gillian Poole, Bailey Snell, Haylee Green
Destin: Jordan Magee
Eglin AFB: Chelsie Elliott
Fort Walton Beach: Kristen Biondo, Kendall Brown, Sarah Brunner, Bryant Capehart, Barclay Nicol, Sagan Taylor
Freeport: Rachael Jones
Laurel Hill: Zachary Harned
Mary Esther: Brittany Hammock, Amanda Harless, Brandon Williams, Sean Cutler
Miramar Beach: Okeye Mitchell
Navarre: Aaron Murphy
Niceville: Joleigh Jarvis, Katie Jones, Kristina Larson, Crisely Melecio-Zambrano, Malachi Mosley, Amber Mullins, Cassandra Robison, Cricket Sherritze, Savannah Simerly, Marissa Curran, Annabel Dunbar, Kyle Morrison
Shalimar: Britney Onianwa, Shelia Postlewate, Deborah Simpson
Valparaiso: Kelsey Kuss, Kimberly Rogers
Panama City Beach: Kirsten Mount
Andalusia, AL: Suzanna Stokes