In The Spotlight 2017

  • Photo by Jamie Kraus Photography

    Allegra “Pi” DuVal

    DANCE: THE REVOLUTION Dance company founder and director Pi (a.k.a. Allegra) DuVal utilizes dance to better herself and her community,…

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  • Photography by Amanda Tipton

    Marie-Jose Payannet

    INSPIRING ARTISTRY THROUGH DANCE Marie-Jose Payannet watches students rehearse a piece in her Louisville-based studio, Danse Etoile, on a rainy…

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  • Photo by Jamie Kraus Photography

    Joe DeMers

    COMMUNITY-CENTERED DANCE MARVEN Within five minutes of our meeting at a coffee shop in Old Town Littleton, Joe DeMers was…

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  • Photo by Jamie Kraus Photography.

    Kat Gurley

    WILD HEART CHARTS ITS OWN COURSE Kat Gurley, Artistic Director at Wild Heart Dance, is here to create work that…

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  • Photo by Jamie Kraus Photography.

    Luciana Da Silva

    BRAZILIAN DANCE: THE GIFT FROM TRADITIONS “My expertise as a dancer and teacher includes my culture. When I started learning…

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  • Photo by Jamie Kraus Photography.

    Francisco Estévez

    ART ACROSS BORDERS During a time when partisanship, widening divides, and uncertainty cloud our worldview, art remains the key to…

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  • Photo by Grant Kinser

    Samantha Hyde

    “If you want to study the dance, study the people, and if you want to study the people, study the…

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  • Photo by Grant Kinser.

    Peter Davison

    Outsider Art Clown Triumphs Children and laughter spilled into the aisles of the Pine Street Church throughout movement artist Peter…

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  • Photo by Grant Kinser.

    Caitlin Brozna-Smith

    DANCING IN DIVERSITY A Denver native, Caitlin Brozna-Smith meets me to discuss all things dance. Her petite frame and bubbly…

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