Valencia College Summer Dance Concert Set For July 12-13

Orlando — Valencia College will hold its annual Valencia Dance Summer Repertory Concert on July 12 and 13, 2024 at 8 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center at Valencia’s East Campus.

The doors will open at 7:30 p.m.

The concert will showcase the work of high-school students who participated in the Valencia Summer Dance Institute, as well as students from Valencia College’s dance program.

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

Choreographers for Valencia Summer Dance Institute include: Lesley Brasseux Rodgers, artistic director of Valencia Dance Theatre and Valencia dance faculty; Kathy Follensbee, dance director at Dr. Phillips High School and Valencia dance faculty; Brittany Ortner-Wisehart and Jessica Rodriguez, Valencia College dance performance alumni; and Ariaghna Parrilla Rey, who’s currently studying at Valencia College.

Choreographers for the Valencia dance majors include: Jeanne Travers and John Parks, dance professors at the University of South Florida; Eric Yow, artistic director of Yow Dance, an Orlando-based modern dance company and maintenance choreographer for Disney Live Entertainment at Walt Disney World; Jessica Smith, Valencia College dance performance alumna and current Valencia dance faculty member; Alexander Jones, artistic director of projectALCHEMY, a Tampa-based modern dance company and AEA equity performer for Disney Live Entertainment at Walt Disney World; Kevin Veiga, professor and academic coordinator for dance at Prince George’s Community College in Maryland; and Lesley Brasseux Rodgers, artistic director, Valencia Dance Theatre and Valencia dance faculty.

Ticket prices are $15 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.