Repertoire and Q&A with Trifecta Dance Collective

Oct 7, 2022

02:00 PM - 03:30 PM

Halsey Hall, Gym

28 West Jefferson Street, Iowa City, IA 52240

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Carrie Patterson, Artistic Director and Co-Founder of Trifecta Dance Collective (along with several company members) will be teaching repertoire of the company from 2-3 p.m., then available for Q&A.

  • Learn a different style, how others teach rep and what is expected. 
  • How do professional dance companies run? 
  • What do Artistic Directors look for? 
  • What does it mean to be "professional"? 
  • How do you make the jump from university dancer to professional dancer?

Trifecta Dance Collective - www.trifectadance.org

The goal of the Trifecta Dance Collective is to ignite community dialogue through an artistic lens.

Engage: The presented work will challenge artists and audiences to compassionately interact. The Trifecta Dance Festival course offerings, panel discussions, and the In.Grained Spring Performance Series ignite empathic connection and spur community collaboration.

Empower: Community residencies, the fall Salon Performance Series, and the Collective Contemporary Awards empower participants to serve as a catalyst for progressive social change.

Expand: Artists and audiences embrace fearless compassion as their community becomes more expansive. The Metamorphosis; Fearless Evolution youth experience and The Trifecta Dance Festival create opportunities for connection, inspiration, and growth.

Carrie Patterson, Co-Founder/Artistic Director:

Carrie Patterson, a native of Atlanta, Georgia, began her training with the Atlanta Ballet, and continued training in the summers with Houston Ballet, Alonzo King LINES Ballet, Paul Taylor Dance Company, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, and Luna Negra Dance Theater. In 2011, Carrie graduated cum laude from Butler University with a BFA in Dance Performance and a minor in Psychology. After graduation, Carrie spent the 2011-2012 season dancing as a trainee with the Louisville Ballet. In the summer of 2012, Carrie moved to Chicago where she spent 2012-2013 season as a trainee with Thodos Dance Chicago. Carrie has also danced in Chicago with Rephrase Dance Collective and Project606 Dance. She choreographed works for the Louisville Ballet in their New Works show of 2012, Thodos Dance Chicago’s New Dances, and Nomi Dance Company’s Instrumental. She has also assistant directed the Heart and Soul and Elite Petite National Dance Companies at Cathy Roe Ultimate Dance.  Along with being the co-artistic director of Trifecta, Carrie is currently is also a dancer with Nomi Dance Company and Co-Company Director with Dance and Music Academy.

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