The Dance Department at Cornish College of the Arts offers dancers rigorous training, freedom to experiment, and the space to create. Students develop healthy and sustainable practices necessary for working dance artists, with emphasis on technique, collaboration, choreography, and performance.Located in Seattle, WA, it is one of the few dance degree programs centered inside an arts college devoted specifically to the study of Visual and Performing Arts. Cornish was founded over 100 years ago, and has impacted every artistic organization in the state from Pacific Northwest Ballet and the Men in Dance Festival to Whim Whim and the Velocity Dance Center.
Offering a BFA degree, 3-year accelerated BFA, and a 2-year BA option for transfer students.
See https://www.cornish.edu/cornish-programs/dance/ for more details.
Participants will find kinesthetic awareness, learn ancestral principals stemming from the African Diaspora, and explore dance as a medium for boundless self expression. It is to be noted that this is not an African dance class. It is gathered knowledge that Noelle Price has curated in her body over years of practice in West African Dance and Western codified movement aesthetics.
Noelle Price is a contemporary creator, from Detroit, MI. Price received her Bachelor of Arts in Dance from Western Michigan University before moving to Seattle, WA. She wrote/performed her one woman play Death and Other Rude Things in 2016. In 2019 Seattle Dances awarded Noelle a Dance Crush for her commitment to advocacy through dance. Noelle is the Executive Director of PRICEarts and the Artistic Director of PRICEarts Never Ending Work dance project. Price is a current adjunct instructor at Cornish College of the Arts and instructs at eXitSPACE School of Dance.