Kaitlynd Valentini, who choreographed the work, Phantasmagoria, on dancers from South Dayton Dance Theatre, received the prestigious Monticello Award at the 2017 RDA National Festival. As a recipient of this award, Kaitlynd receives a full tuition, room and board scholarship to attend the 56th Annual National Choreography Intensive.
The RDA National Choreography Intensive (NCI) is a multi-faceted program, providing dancers, emerging choreographers and seasoned choreographers the unparalleled opportunity to work, study and create under the guidance of nationally recognized professionals in the fields of music and dance. The NCI provides a vital training ground/working environment for choreographers and a one-of-a-kind experience for dancers to work within a variety of styles and train with some of the best teachers in the world. Tracing its roots back to 1961, it has been guided by luminaries from the professional dance world. NCI 2017 is a culmination of this history plus so much more.
Janis Brenner serves as the Director of Choreography for this year’s conference, which takes place July 10-20, 2017 at Sam Houston State University in Houston, TX.