Kiley Dolaway, who choreographed the work, On The Inside, on dancers from Philadelphia Dance Theatre, received the prestigious Monticello Award at the 2016 RDA/NE Festival in Erie. As a recipient of this award, Kiley received a full tuition, room and board scholarship to attend the 55th 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 2016 is a culmination of this history plus so much more.
Val Canaparolli served as the Director of Choreography for this year’s conference, which took place July 17-29, 2016 at Florida State University in Tallahassee.