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Dance Company of Middlebury to Premiere New Work January 23–24 on Campus and January 31 in NYC

January 7, 2015

Performance Will Feature Seven Student Dancers Directed by Choreographer Trebien Pollard


Middlebury, VT—The Dance Company of Middlebury will present their new work entitled “i” on Friday, January 23 and Saturday, January 24, 2015 at the Mahaney Center for the Arts. The dance piece will explore themes of identity and social representation through a multidisciplinary lens of futurism and ritual. After the premiere performances in Vermont, the work will tour to the Ailey Citigroup Theatre in New York City on Saturday, January 31.


The evening will feature the works of Visiting Assistant Professor and artistic director of the 2014–2015 Dance Company of Middlebury (DCM) Trebien Pollard, fellow faculty members Scotty Hardwig, Tzveta Kassabova and guest artist, Danielle Russo. This year’s company includes dancers Aoife Duna ’16.5, Vladimir Kremenovic ’17, Doug LeCours ’15, Annie Powers ’15, Sarae Snyder ’15, Najwa Stanford ’16, and Laura Xiao ’17.

 Formed in 1980, DCM includes student dancers, selected by audition, who create new work annually under the direction of professional choreographers and designers. This model creates a pre-professional environment for students to engage in intensive dance training, experiencing the inner workings of the choreographic process from varied perspectives. Each year, DCM premieres a new piece in Vermont before going on tour.


The Dance Company of Middlebury’s two Vermont performances will take place on Friday, January 23, 2015 and Saturday, January 24, 2015, at 8:00 P.M., in the Dance Theatre of the Kevin P. Mahaney ’84 Center for the Arts. A post-performance discussion and reception will follow Friday’s performance. Tickets are $12 for the general public; $10 for Middlebury College faculty, staff, alumni, emeriti, and other ID card holders; and $6 for Middlebury College students. The Mahaney Center for the Arts is located at 72 Porter Field Road, off Route 30 South in Middlebury. Free parking is available. For more information, or to purchase tickets, call (802) 443-MIDD (6433) or go to

The Dance Company's New York City performance will be on Saturday, January 31, at 8:00 P.M. at the Ailey Citigroup Theatre located at 405 West 55th Street. All tickets are $5 and can be purchased through the College's online box office or by calling (802) 443-MIDD (6433). Any remaining tickets will be available at the door for $5 (cash only). 


Photo credits:

Dance Company of Middlebury, photo Alan Kimara Dixon

Trebien Pollard, photo Alan Kimara Dixon

Sarae Snyder ’15 , photo Alan Kimara Dixon

Laura Xaio ’17 , photo Alan Kimara Dixon

Mahaney Center for the Arts
Middlebury College
South Main St./Route 30 South
72 Porter Field Rd.
Middlebury, VT 05753
(802) 443-3168 phone
(802) 443-2834 fax