The Dance Performance Project (DPP), a performing group for advanced dancers at Stoneleigh-Burnham, will travel to Boston Conservatory on Monday, April 11. The dancers are being hosted by SBS Trustee Charlotte Newton ’71. Students have the opportunity take an array of dance classes (ballet, modern, theater jazz, and pointe) in a college conservatory setting and see a run-through of the school’s spring concert in the evening.
DPP is for advance dancers interested in furthering their performance opportunities. Students perform frequently during the year at benefits, schools and other locations, experiencing the joys and trials of a performer on tour.
Ann Sorvino, chair of the Performing Arts Department and director of the dance program at SBS, said, “This is a great opportunity for these young dancers, and we are forever grateful to Charlotte for making it happen.”
At SBS, Ann also serves as the director of the community dance program and the Sorvino Dance Intensive, a summer dance institute for girls. She is a graduate of the Juilliard School and a former member of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, and has performed professionally in New York City.