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Southern Arc Dance Center’s Summer program immerses aspiring young dancers in a minimum of three classes per day, plus rehearsals, on the intermediate and advance levels. The Summer Intensive offers instruction in Classical Ballet, men & women's variations, pointe, repertoire, injury prevention, with a studio showing at the end of the intensive.
Southern Arc Dance Center focuses on maximizing their potential and nurturing a well-rounded dancer. Our students learn patience, persistence, attention to detail, discipline, teamwork, and self motivation. The school's exceptional faculty, individual attention, and overall dedication to developing young artist attracts students from all walks of life.
We emphasize the importance in training the whole dancer so each young dancer masters technique to achieve freedom of expression and artistic choice. We mentor our students to grow as individuals and to elevate the art form of dance and the audience experience.
Joseph Kerwin was borne in Washington DC, he currently resides in Finland and is Ballet master for the National Finnish Ballet (Kenneth Greve, Director), he has worked with Alberta Ballet (Mikko Nissinen Director), Deutsch Oper Berlin (Ray Barra Director), and Malmö Balleten (Jonas Kåge, Director). As a dancer Mr. Kerwin danced with Zurich Opera Ballet (Patricia Neary, Director), Louisville Ballet Theater (Alun Jones, Director), Indianapolis Ballet Theater (George Verdak, Director) and Fiona Ferrie Ballet Company (Fiona Ferrie, Director). Joseph Kerwin studied at the Georgia State University, Georgia State University Dance Dept., (Katie Shane Director), Maggie Black (New York City) and David Howard, (New York City).
A native of Washington D.C., Ms. Angel began her dance training with Ballet Russe Premier Danseur Oleg Tupine and his wife Tania Rousseau. At the age of fourteen Ms. Angel moved to New York City to continue her training as a scholarship student with The Joffrey Ballet School. In 1980 Ms. Angel became a member of The Joffrey II Dancers under the direction of Sally Bliss and Maria Grandy and by 1982 joined The Joffrey Ballet directed by Robert Joffrey and Gerald Arpino. During her tenure with The Joffrey Ballet Ms. Angel was featured in many ballets including Frederick Ashton’s “ Les Patineurs”, “ A Wedding Bouquet”, and “ Monotones I”, John Cranko`s “ Jeu de Cartes”, “ Romeo and Juliet” and “ The Taming of the Shrew”, Paul Taylor’s “ Cloven Kingdom” , “ Arden Court” and “Aureole”, Jiri Kylian`s “ Dream Dances” and “ Forgotten Land”, as well as Pilobolus` “ Untitled”, Agnes DeMille`s “ Rodeo”, Kurt Joos` “ The Green Table”, Mark Morris` “ Esteemed Guests” Laura Dean’s “ Force Field” and many pieces choreographed by Gerald Arpino.
In 1987 Ms. Angel was invited by Artistic Director Edward Villella to join his newly founded Miami City Ballet. During this time Ms. Angel’s repertoire included George Balanchine`s “ Apollo”, “ Serenade”, “ The Steadfast Tin Soldier”, “ Concerto Barocco”, “ Tarantella”, “ Square Dance”, “ Scotch Symphony”, and “ Divertimento #15”. Ms. Angel has also performed works by other artistic luminaries such as Lynn Taylor-Corbett, Twyla Tharp and James Kudelka.
Ms. Angel’s international performance experiences include Columbia, England, France, Guatemala, Hong Kong and Israel.
In 2001 Ms. Angel began her teaching career. Ms. Angel has been on the ballet faculty of The Miami Conservatory and The New World School of the Arts in Miami, Florida and Virginia School of the Arts in Lynchburg, Virginia. As of 2010 Ms. Angel became a member of the ballet faculty at Dance Theatre of Lynchburg as well as The Joffrey South Summer Intensive in Milledgeville, Georgia. As of September 2013 Ms. Angel has joined the ballet faculty at Randolph College in Lynchburg, Virginia. Ms. Angel has choreographed and set works for The New World School of the Arts, The Miami Conservatory, The Thomas Armour Youth Ballet, The Virginia School of the Arts, Opera on the James, The Academy of Fine Arts, Dance Theatre of Lynchburg and Randolph College. In August 2014 Ms. Angel was invited to join the faculty of Troy University in Troy, Alabama as Ballet Instructor/Lecturer in the Department of Theatre and Dance.
Supervised Housing Available
40 Lakeside Way, Newnan, GA 30265
(Located next to Southern Arc Dance Center)