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Nickerson-Rossi Dance

Photos Courtesy of Nickerson-Rossi Dance

The June 18th edition of danceXchange will prove to be an exciting and exhilarating evening of original dance.  The guest artist for this month’s showcase is Los Angeles’ outstanding Nickerson-Rossi Dance.  We are thrilled to be presenting two works from the company in our intimate showcase this month.

 Artistic director, Michael Nickerson-Rossi is the dynamic dancer he is today due to his training in the genres of Modern Dance, Jazz, Ballet, and Hip-hop. His initial training began in Northern California under the guidance of Lori Bryhni and Kim T. Davis. Rossi’s choreography juxtaposes composition, sophistication and dynamism. Discovering dance as the voice of individuality prompted his eagerness to pursue dance professionally. His work, Remembering The Unremembered, originally performed at the Center Stage Theatre in Santa Barbara, California for the SB-ADAPT Festival summer of 2011, prompted Santa Barbara Independent critic Charles Donelan to write “Nickerson-Rossi’s work contributed to be the most romantic work of the festival.” His professional experience includes: Off-Balance Dance Company, Kim T. Davis Dance, SJ Dance CO, Torrance Theatre Company, Pennington Dance Group and Invertigo Dance Theatre. In 2008, Rossi founded Nickerson-Rossi Dance, where his work has premiered in cities such as San Diego, Torrance, San Francisco, Salt Lake City, Tempe, Palm Springs, Philadelphia, Texas and Los Angeles. Along with Nickerson-Rossi Dance recently receiving non-profit status and currently working to develop the company’s outreach project The uNdeRstanD Program designed to assist at-risk and otherwise emotionally unexpressed individuals through dance education. This continued pursuit of growth and excellence for Nickerson-Rossi Dance acts as fuel for ambition to further develop him as a respected artist.

 For more information about the company, visit http://www.NickersonRossiDance.com

 danceXchange is an open forum for local performers who wish to share works-in-progress, finished pieces, or just to explore their art.  This month, we are welcoming original work by Val Carnahan, Christina Rowley, Rebecca Mishler, and members of Avocado Dance Theatre, among others.

 Dancers of all backgrounds are welcome to join us in this informal and supportive environment.  If you would like to present at this (or a future) month’s danceXchange, email us at danceXchange.temecula@gmail.com.

danceXchange is presented every third Tuesday of every month at Old Town Temecula Community Theater and is presented by Dance Theatre Collective of Southern California and Temecula Presents.  For more information, go to www.danceXchange.net

Photos courtesy of Nickerson-Rossi Dance

Photos courtesy of Nickerson-Rossi Dance

Tickets:  $5

Tuesday, May 21st @ 7:00 PM

www.temeculatheater.org

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