Balance Dance Performs Choreographies by Former Students 

Runs through Saturday, March 16

Balance Dance Company has been training young dancers for 15 years, and that first crop of children are now adults. And some of them are now dancers.

Thursday, March 14-Saturday, March 16, seven Balance alumni who have entered the ranks of professional dance return to the red-walled studio at BCT to present choreographies directed by Leah Clark, BDC founder and artistic director.

According to a press release, the dances will be "smart and purposeful." But while the choreographies will be polished and accessible, expect gutsy, intimate and ambitious performances reflecting the tempestuous and passionate inner worlds of the choreographers.

Graci Meier—who has danced professionally in Salt Lake City, New York, Europe and South America—presents "Kalish," a work inspired by the fluid forms painted by Marilyn Kalish. Amanda Micheletty has created "The Score," inspired by competition with one's self and foot races.

For alums, the studio harkens to their youths as aspiring dancers; and while Generation is a reunion, it's also a forum where fresh dances collide with the past.

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