Summer Dance Concert Unites Young Dancers with Veteran Choreographers

Valencia College will hold its 13th annual Valencia Dance Summer Repertory Concert on July 12 and 13 at 8 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center at Valencia’s East Campus.

Doors open at 7:30 p.m.

The concert will showcase the work of Valencia students enrolled in the college’s Associate in Arts dance-performance program, and will include choreography from faculty and guest artists, including alumni from the college’s dance program.

Local high-school students who participate in Valencia’s Summer Dance Institute will also participate in the performance.

The Valencia Summer Dance Institute is a four-week program that provides free quality instruction to high-school students from Central Florida. Participating students are given the opportunity to work with college and guest instructors.

Choreographers for this year’s concert include: Jeanne Travers and John Parks from University of South Florida; Derrick Minter, formerly of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater; Eric Yow, artistic director of Yow Dance; Kevin Veiga, director of dance at Daytona State College; Emily Sutherland Cordell, alumna of Valencia College’s dance performance program and Jacksonville University; Kristy Knickerbocker and Jessica Smith, alumni of Valencia College’s dance performance program; and current dance majors Emmanuella Dorcely, Forrest Hershey and Justin Nunez.

Ticket prices are $12 for the general public and $10 for senior citizens and Valencia College students, faculty and staff.

The East Campus is located at 701 N. Econlockhatchee Trail in Orlando. For more information and tickets, please visit or call the box office at 407-582-2900.