Janet Gray Studios presents “Ruby Anniversary”
Celebrating 40 Years of Dance Education
Janet Gray Studios will present its biennial performance entitled “Ruby Anniversary—Celebrating 40 Years of Dance Education” at Kingsbury Hall on Thursday, June 1 at 7:00 p.m. This performance will feature choreography inspired by the geological, metaphysical, and cultural properties of the ruby gemstone. “Our 13 member talented faculty have created extraordinary dances in all styles including ballet, pointe, jazz, tap, contemporary, hip hop and African,” said studio owner and founder, Janet Muse Gray. Dancers will also perform guest choreography by Stephanie Thomas and Rosie Banchero. Both choreographers studied with Janet Gray in their youth and went on to choreograph and perform professionally in the community. Stephanie Thomas choreographs for and performs with local musical theater groups. Rosie Banchero created her own group Wofa Afro Fusion Dance which regularly collaborates with Merveilles Utah! Kissidugu Foundation to bring workshops, cultural education, and performances to our Utah arts community. Otter Creek, a nationally recognized folk duo with a reputation for musical virtuosity, will perform musical interludes. Otter Creek’s Mary and Peter Danzig combine folk music with a seasoning of western roots combined with some Celtic flavoring.
Date & Time
June 1, 2017
7:00PM - 9:00PM