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Dance Fusion Features Vissi Dance Theater

Dance Fusion Features Vissi Dance Theater

October 31, 2010 – The Collin Dance Ensemble and Vissi Dance Theater will highlight the annual Dance Fusion Friday-Saturday, Nov. 12-13.

Shows are 8 p.m., Friday, Nov. 12, and 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 13, at the John Anthony Theatre located on the Spring Creek Campus, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway in Plano.

Tickets are $8 for general admission and $6 for students and senior citizens.

The Vissi Dance Theater was founded in 1997 by dancer/choreographer Courtney Ffrench. Vissi dancers come from all over the world and bring with them their cultural diversity and unique perspective on artistry. The style of dance can be described as urban contemporary, a spirited combination of all forms including, but not limited to, jazz, modern (Dunham), West African, funk and ballet.

The Vissi Dance Theater has performed at the TriBeCa Theater at BMCC, Aaron Davis Hall, New Rochelle Library Theater, Old Westbury College, American Theater of Actors, Theater for a New City, Educational Alliance Theater, Theater at Riverside Church, Hempstead Museum, Hostos College, Harry De Jur Playhouse, New York City Center and Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center.

The Collin Dance Ensemble, the resident performing company for Collin College, is a vibrant company that performs innovative contemporary modern dance. Under the direction of Tiffanee Arnold, Collin Dance Ensemble’s goal is to produce dance works at the highest level of artistic excellence. The company tours throughout the Dallas/Fort Worth area, performing in local concerts and festivals. The dance company attends and performs at the American College Dance Festival annually and has been selected for the Gala Performance at the regional festivals six times.

Collin Dance Ensemble hosts Dance Fusion, an annual dance event featuring professional dance companies. These invited artists and companies perform with CDE to expose students and the community to various dance styles and dance companies.

Tickets are available at the door or online at

Call 972.881.5107 for more information about Dance Fusion.

Collin College serves more than 51,000 credit and continuing education students annually and offers more than 100 degree and certificate programs. The only public college in the county, Collin College is a partner to business, government and industry, providing customized training and work force development.