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Welcome Kareem Lewis!

Welcome Kareem Lewis!

We are proud to welcome Kareem Lewis into the RDT family! Kareem Lewis, a native of Boston, began his formal dance training at the Boston Arts Academy. After graduating from Boston Arts Academy he continued his training at the Brookline Ballet School, studying with Trinidad Vives and Parren Ballard. He then enrolled at the The Hartt School, University of Hartford where he majored in dance with an emphasis on ballet pedagogy. ​ During his time at the Hartt school he…

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Megan O’Brien: The Heritage Project

Megan O’Brien: The Heritage Project

Usually this time of year we are preparing for our Heritage Project Showcase at the Rose Wagner Black box theatre. If you are not familiar with the Heritage Project, it is an educational program RDT uses as a way to engage Junior High students in both choreography, creative process, and their own personal voice. For the project, a representative of RDT will travel to a designated school and work for around eight class periods to create a piece centered around…

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Tyler Orcutt: When was the moment you knew you wanted to be a professional dancer?

Tyler Orcutt: When was the moment you knew you wanted to be a professional dancer?

This is such a funny question to me and I absolutely love answering it. I sometimes wonder, just for fun, how other people in different fields would answer this question. When was the moment you knew you wanted to be a regional manager for a large corporation, a chef, a video game designer, or a construction worker? The answers would be wildly different not just from each other, for obvious reasons, but even from one another within the same field….

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Daniel Do: A Look Into a Different Kind of Work Day

Daniel Do: A Look Into a Different Kind of Work Day

Hello! My name is Daniel and I am currently on my second season as a company dancer with Repertory Dance Theatre (RDT). These past weeks has been a whirlwind of emotions as I try to navigate the current status of the world dealing with COVID-19. COVID-19, or the coronavirus disease, is still spreading and has caused a lot of businesses to either close down or force their employees to work from home. RDT has been one of those companies impacted…

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Jonathan Kim: Earth Tone Preparation

Jonathan Kim: Earth Tone Preparation

At the start of 2020, I found myself full of hope. Half of my first season with Repertory Dance Theatre ended and I am proud of what I achieved. It was a challenging, exciting period, but my brain was and still is processing through the information presented to me. The new year is a time of reflection, contemplation, and looking forward into what the future would bring. The roaring 20’s were coming back, and little did anyone know the journey…

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Elle Johansen: What is one of your favorite teaching moments?

Elle Johansen: What is one of your favorite teaching moments?

One of my favorite teaching moments is the one that taught me the importance of adapting to the unexpected. While getting my BFA at The University of Utah, I attended a teaching methods class. Part of the work done in this course was to teach creative dance classes at different schools. This particular aspect of the class was especially nerve-wracking to do as your peers would watch you teach and then provide feedback after your class was completed. I was…

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