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Partnering

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Jennifer Savelli, Jaclyn Walsh and Terk Lewis Waters
Jennifer Savelli, featured Broadway dancer, Jaclyn Walsh and Terk Lewis Waters, principal dancers at KEIGWIN + CO and Complexions Contemporary Ballet, respectively, and members of DANJ’s regular weekly teaching faculty, are collaborating to offer a unique experience for dancers interested in contemporary and modern partnering technique.

 
Partnering in Contemporary Dance
Understand the qualities of being good partners — communication skills with one and multiple partners, responsibility towards others, thorough awareness, focus on tasks, enabling trust, risk taking, and timing. The curriculum includes spatial interweaving, weight sharing (taking and giving), lifts and falls based on leaning against, and leaning away from, each other, opposition / pushing & following, skin and muscle contact, preparing for lifts or falls, and full lifting.

Jenny LeProtto

  • Jaclyn Walsh
  • KEIGWIN + Company Principal Dancer
  • Choreography: Perceptions Contemporary Festival, American Dance Guild, Boston Contemporary Dance Festival, NYU’s Past/Forward, Summer Stage, Pushing Progress
  • Guest Faculty: Juilliard, NYU, Montclair State University, Peridance, BDC
  • Broadway Care’s Choreography Award at the Joyce
  • Capezio A.C.E. Choreography Award Finalist
  • Dance Magazines “Top 25 To Watch” & DanceSpirit Magazine’s "Hottest Young Choreographers”
  • NYU Tisch School of the Arts – BFA in dance

Terk Lewis Waters

  • Terk Lewis Waters
  • Complexions Contemporary Ballet Artist in Residence
  • Faculty: Joffrey Ballet School NYC, Marymount Manhattan University, Alvin Ailey Extension, BDC
  • "Greatness resides in Terk Waters…a dancer rare for his generation" Darrell Wood, dance critic
  • Eisenhower Dance Ensemble, works by Laurie Eisenhower, Louis Falco, Eddy Ocampo, Joel Hall
  • Soloist: Lindsay Nelko's contemporary ballet "Awekening", Sundance Film Festival with O.A.R., Dance Open Festival in Russia, and Seoul International Dance Festival in Korea
  • Western Michigan University – BFA in dance

Jennifer Savelli

  • Jennifer Savelli
  • Danced professionally 25+ years. Broadway credits include Spider-Man Turn Off The Dark, Anything Goes, Guys and Dolls, The Boy From Oz, Dance Of The Vampires, and Fosse
  • Pennsylvania Ballet company member (4 years)
  • Radio City Rockette under the direction of Maurice Hines; and Assoc. Director and Choreographer: Anything Goes! national tours
  • Movie/TV credits include CHICAGO, Not Your Time, The American Musical, and NYC22
  • Permanent guest faculty at The Rock School (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Guest faculty at Akron University and Pennsylvania University's Dance Arts Company

Jennifer Savelli

Jennifer Savelli has danced professionally for over 25 years. At the age of 17 she joined The Pennsylvania Ballet and was a member for four years. She was a Radio City Rockette under the direction of Maurice Hines in Las Vegas.  Jennifer’s Broadway show credits include Spider-Man Turn Off The Dark, Anything Goes, Guys and Dolls, The Boy From Oz, Dance Of The Vampires, and Fosse. Along with being a Dance Captain on Broadway, she served as Kathleen Marshall's Associate Director and Choreographer for the National Tours of the Tony Award-winning Anything Goes! Jennifer has been in the casts of five City Center Encores Productions and was featured opening The Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas with Hugh Jackman performing an Apache duet. Her movie and television credits include CHICAGO, Not Your Time, thePBS TV series Broadway: The American Musical, and the CBS series NYC 22. Jennifer has also danced in several television award shows including The Kennedy Center Honors, The Tonys, The Academy Awards, The MTV Movie Awards, and The VMA's with J.Lo and Ja Rule; and she has directed and choreographed shows for Princess, Radisson, Carnival, and Oceania Cruises.

Jennifer is on the permanent guest faculty at The Rock School in Philadelphia, PA. and has taught at Akron University and Pennsylvania University's Dance Arts Company. She has taught all forms of dance at studios and universities across the country sharing her vast knowledge and love for the performing arts. She likes to encourage the importance of being proficient in and respectful to as many forms of dance as possible -- to have the freedom and flexibility to make the choices desired for a long career in dance. Jennifer also loves being able to teach dance as a means of expression and enjoys sharing its positive impact and tools in preparation for her students' future endeavors.

Jaclyn Walsh

Jaclyn Walsh was a principal dancer of Keigwin + Company from 2011 thru 2017, was named by Dance Spirit magazine as one of the dance world's thirteen "Hottest Young Choreographers" and by Dance Magazine as one of the dance industry's "Top 25 to Watch." Her choreography has been presented at numerous dance festivals and conservatories/universities including: Perceptions Contemporary Dance Festival, American Dance Guild Festival, Boston Contemporary Dance Festival, NYU’s Past/Forward, NY City Parks Foundation SummerStage Main Stage, Joffrey Ballet School, and Montclair State University. She received Broadway Care’s coveted Choreography Award at the Joyce. Jaclyn choreographed and performed in Vienna Teng's music video "Level Up." She was named a finalist in the Capezio A.C.E. Awards for choreographic excellence in 2018 for "Appalachian Spring" and in 2016 for "Off The Grid", both choreographed for and presented by DANJ dancers. Jaclyn received her BFA from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, where she performed works by Susan Marshall and Ronald K. Brown and received the Tisch Achievement Scholarship in Dance. Jaclyn is on faculty at Crunch Fitness and BDC’s Contemporary Variations Series.

Tercell Waters

Terk Lewis Waters, Complexions Contemporary Ballet Artist in Residence, joined Complexions in 2010, performing works by Dwight Rhoden, Desmond Richardson, Jae Man William Forsyth and Marcelo Gomes. Terk has taught at The Joffrey Ballet School, Marymount Manhattan University, Western Michigan University, Broadway Dance Center, Alvin Ailey Extension Program, American College Dance Festival, NYCDA, The Pulse, and Complexions intensives. After training with the City Ballet of San Diego and River North Chicago, Terk received his BFA in Dance from Western Michigan University where he performed in works by Ron De Jesus, Frank Chavez and Antony Tudor. "I believe greatness resides in Terk Waters. He is not just a really good dancer but a dancer rare for his generation." - Darrell Wood, Critic, NYC Dance Stuff