Choreographer Will Treat is a Colorado native who holds a B.F.A. in Film and a minor in Dance from CU-Boulder. He currently resides in Englewood, works as a Nutrition Service Representative, and enjoys performing in community theater productions throughout the Denver area. He puts aside some time each day to work on short film scripts, and aspires to write and direct his own movie musical.
Treat cites the legendary Bob Fosse as the reason he started dancing. He explains, “I didn’t start training until I was 18 and while I couldn’t do 8 pirouettes, I found that I could move my body the way he did. Copying his moves made me feel like I hadn’t missed my opportunity to become a dancer.” Treat shares that he sees choreography in his head all day long, and “placing it on bodies and showing it to an audience makes me feel ‘seen.’”
Treat chose the song “Take it From Me” by Kongos for his piece for Presenting Denver’s Wine & Works-in-Progress Feedback Session “because it’s playful, dark, and can be use to tell a compelling story.” His piece’s highly relatable theme of reliance on cell phones and social media comes from the fact that he thinks “it’s a problem that we don’t talk to each other in public anymore.”
Don’t miss your chance to see (and discuss, if desired!) Treat’s work on March 8, 2019, at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts’ Conservatory Theater at the Robert and Judi Newman Center for Theatre Education. Register now for Presenting Denver’s free Wine & Works-in-Progress Feedback Session!
Jane E. Werle: As an infant Jane E. Werle, unable to protest, was removed from Colorado by her well-meaning parents. In 2004 she was able to rectify this error when she relocated from Massachusetts to Boulder for graduate school. One M.F.A. and a husband later, Jane works to further the arts in the Front Range as a writer/editor and dance enthusiast (no-shame, first-on-the-floor amateur– despite some training– dancer). Jane is also a longtime nanny and a visual artist, taking one of these very seriously and the other as a growth experience. Every child she’s cared for has experienced some form of the SDP: Spontaneous Dance Party.