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Collin Dance Ensemble Is Reborn, Presents Spring Dance Concert

Collin Dance Ensemble Is Reborn, Presents Spring Dance Concert

February 6, 2006 - The award-winning Collin County Community College District (Collin) Dance Ensemble announced its 2005-06 dancers.

Formerly the Collin County Dance Repertory, the Collin Dance Ensemble holds auditions in August and the dancers are expected to make a one year commitment once named to the company.

The 2005-06 Collin Dance Ensemble:

The 2005-06 Collin Dance Ensemble includes: (from left, back row) Ashley Franco, Jordan Berg, Kari Rains, Melinda Castro and Krisi Monti; (middle row) Elizabeth Horn, Breanne Powell, Christa Bieker and Stephanie Howell; (front row) Melissa Nagel, Diana Bandoh, Katie Bownds and Emily Walker.

Katie Bownds
Ashley Franco
Elizabeth Horn
Breaune Powell
Emily Walker

Christa Bieker

Melinda Castro
Stephanie Howell
Kari Rains

Diana Bandoh
Krisi Monti

Jordan Berg
Melissa Nagel

"Being in the company allows for students to immerse themselves in dance for the year: master classes, extensive performance opportunities, Pilobolus Too this semester, Eisenhower Dance Ensemble in a previous semester, American College Dance Festival, and more," Collin Dance Chair Tiffanee Arnold said.

The Collin Dance Ensemble will present its Spring Dance Concert titled "Rebirth" at 8 p.m., Friday-Saturday, April 7-8, at the John Anthony Theatre on the Spring Creek Campus, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway in Plano.

Students who have been in the company, according to Arnold, have transferred to universities such as The Ohio State University, Southern Methodist University, Texas Christian University, Texas Woman's University, the University of Oklahoma and other institutions.

The ensemble has toured the Metroplex, performing at local concerts and festivals such as The Dallas Dance Festival, The Fort Worth Dance Festival: Up and Running, Dances at a Gathering at the Eisemann Center, and more.

Collin County Community College District (Collin) serves more than 40,000 credit and continuing education students annually and offers more than 100 degree and certificate programs. The only public college in the county, Collin is a partner to business, government and industry, providing customized training and work force development.