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                                  Invocation                                                             
FORGIVENESS IS THE ROAD HOME
FORGIVENESS IS THE ROAD HOME
Residencies Offering:
Master Classes
Teacher Workshops
Choreography
Performances
Audience Participation
Community Outreach
Artist in the Schools
Dance for Recovery
Dance for Healing
Dance your way Home



For More information Contact Emmy Thomson at emmy@solarseries.com



History
 

Emmy Thomson

Artistic Director of SolarSeries Dance

emmy@solarseries.com



WATERFORD SCHOOL AND INSTITUTE

Dance Specialist August 2001-Present

Teach 300 students per week, Reports, Faculty Meetings

Budget, Supplies, Workshops, Summer dance camp, 

Specialist Presentations



RIRIE-WOODBURY DANCE COMPANY

Associate Artistic Director, July 1999-2001

Touring, Company Rehearsal, Grant Writing, Hiring Choreographers 

and Dancers,Performing, Oversee  Board Meetings, Choreography, 

Company Class, Arts Festivals



UNIVERSITY of UTAH 

Master of Fine Arts, June 1997

Modern Dance with Choreographic Emphasis

Graduated 4.0, Elizabeth Hayes Scholarship, Dee R. Winterton Award


UNIVERSITY of UTAH

Bachelor of Fine Arts, June 1982

Modern Dance with Performance Emphasis

Graduated with honors, Cum Laude, Deans List, Who's Who in College Students, President of Orchesis, Dance Performance Award, Member of Performing Dance Company (four years), Phi Etta Sigma


Administrative Experience


RIRIE-WOODBURY DANCE COMPANY- Company Dancer 1980-1985

Associate Artistic Director, 1998-2001

Grant writing, tour director, rehearsal director, oversee board of directors, faculty meetings, community outreach, hire choreographers and dancers, tour with company, orchestrate schedules with sponsor and community outreach, work with lighting designer, technical director and crew, choreograph for company.



MACALESTER COLLEGE

Head of Dance Program, 1994-1996

Responsible for six faculty, three staff, assessment, hiring, creating budgets, curriculum, directing the Dance Ensemble Company, advising students, supervising student employees and honors projects


APPLE VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL

Head of Dance Program, 1990-1994 and 1996-1998

Nominated for Teacher Recognition award 1993, received the Golden Eagle award 1999.

Responsible for creating budgets, curriculum, choreographing three shows per year, overseeing ninety dance students in a full time dance program, creating educational videos on teacher training and diversity issues for national use, choreographing and fund raising for the National High School Dance Festival in Miami Florida


Teaching Experience

1999-2001      Ririe/Woodbury Dance Company, Associate Artistic Director

Master Classes, Company Class, Teacher Workshops                   

Salt Lake City, Utah


1991-1997  Director of Dance, Apple Valley High School teaching 100 students daily  

  Apple Valley, MN


1996-1998  University of Utah 

Modern Dance Teaching Methods - Teaching Assistant                             


1996   Modern Dance Technique- National High School Dance Festival                    

Miami, Florida


1996   Modern Dance Technique- American College Dance Festival                     

  Kalamazoo, Michigan


1994-1996  Macalester College  

Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced Modern 

Dance Technique                                                                                                                                                   

 Dance Composition 

St Paul, Minnesota                                                                                                                             


      1991-1997    Apple Valley High School                                                                                   

      Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced Modern Dance Technique,      

      three levels of Dance Composition, Dance for Gymnastics, 

      Apple Valley,  Minnesota

                   

                                                         

      1989- 1995 The Children's  Theatre Company

      Beginning and Advanced Modern Dance Technique, Jazz,

      Movement for Actors, Ballet            

      Minneapolis, Minnesota


      1992-1994   The Guthrie Theatre

      Movement for Actors                                                                                                                          

      Minneapolis, Minnesota

      1992-1994   Jewish Community Center

      Ballet, Jazz for Young Adults                                                                                                                                                                         Minneapolis,  Minnesota

 

     1990-1992 Minnesota Conservatory      

     Modern Dance, Ballet                                                                      

     St Paul, Minnesota


     1987- 1990  Arts Connection

     Modern Dance, Movement for Special Populations, 

     Creative Dance-   New York City, NY                                                                                                                                                



     1981-1995 Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company Member                                                                                                                                Composition, Teacher workshops, Jazz, Modern Dance Technique, Improvisation                                          

     While with The Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company, taught 

     classes from Kindergarten through College.

     US, Alaska, Hawaii, Singapore, Hong Kong



   PROFESSIONAL DANCE EXPERIENCE                                                                                 


MORRIS JOHNSON AND DANCERS

1996- The People of Langa

Leading role, full evening

Southern Theatre, Minneapolis, Minnesota


Colleen Callahan

1996- In the Wilderness of Our Affliction 

Full evening of dance, quartet

Macalester College, St. Paul, Minnesota



Donna White's Dance Works

1979-81-   performed and toured

Utah and Colorado 


Emmy Thomson and Dancers

1991- The Healing Ground 

Solos within full evening

Children's Theatre, Minneapolis


Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company

1981-1986  performed and toured 

the U.S. and abroad

one of six dancers


 



    DANCE TRAINING                                                                                                                                               

Modern Dance-  Tandy Beal, Ron Brown, Loabelle Clawson, Jan Erkert, Viola Farber, Abby Fiat, Murray Louis, Momix, Alwin Nikolais, Garry Reigenborn, Shirley Ririe, David and Simi Roach,  Jeff Slayton, Robert Small, Erin Thompson, Carol Warner, Donna White, Joan Woodbury

Ballet and Jazz-  Danny Buraczeski, Maggie Black, Silvia Bolton, Bobby Crabb, Myron Johnson

African Based- Jordan Benison, Chuck Davis, Morris Johnson


PERFORMED WORKS BY                                                                                                                                     


Murray Louis, Jeff Slayton, Shirley Ririe, Robert Small, Carol Warner, Joan Woodbury, Alwin Nikolais, Moses Pendleton, Loabelle Clawson,  Donna White, Julie Kane, Doug Nielson, Chuck Davis, Morris Johnson, David Raoch

                                                                                                                                                  


GRANTS / HONORS / AWARDS                                                                                                                      



1999        The Golden Eagle Award    Apple Valley high School


1998        Who’s who in American Teachers


1996       Artist in the Schools Grant   Metropolitan Arts Council


1995       Elected by membership to the Board of the Minnesota Dance Alliance


1994      Teacher of the Year   Independent School district 196    Dakota County, Minnesota


1993       Visiting Artist Grant    Minnesota Dance Alliance                


1993       Artists in the Schools Grant    Minnesota State Arts Board


1993       Exclusion Adjudicated into Honor Gala    

  National High School Dance Festival   Miami, Florida


1992      Director of Choreographer's Evening    Walker Arts Center   Minneapolis, Minnesota


1991      Roster Artist   Minnesota State Arts Board  


1990      Minnesota State Arts Board Choreographers Fellowship


1989      McKnight Study Stipend   Minnesota Dance Alliance



 


 MEMBERSHIP / FILM                                                                                                                        


Member of Board of Directors:1994-95   Zenon Dance Company / Minneapolis, Minnesota

                                                         1995-96 Minnesota Dance Alliance / Minneapolis, Minnesota 

                                                         1995-96   Arizona Studios / Minneapolis, Minnesota


Member of Re-Granting Panels: 1994-Visiting  Artist, 1995- McKnight Study Stipend,  

                                                          1996-National Fellow for the Minnesota Dance  Alliance                                                                                                    


Invocation was filmed by Mano Lapho Films and was accepted into the following events

          

              May 19, 1994                Walker Arts Center Midwest Film Festival                                                                                                                                                                                                 

                  

              February 27, 1994         Carei Thomas Benefit, "Reconstruction of                 

                                                     Light" Walker Arts Center   Minneapolis, Minnesota



              September, 1994              Project Black Cinema International         

                                                              Sarasota, Florida


              October, 1994                   Through the Lens / Four Arts Series         

                                                             WYBE Channel 35, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


              April, 1994                         Film and Dance         

                                                             University of Wisconsin, Superior


       May, 1994                         Ethnic America          

                                                            Minneapolis Community College Minneapolis, Minnesota


 May, 1994                         Art Safe Youth Program      

                                                            Marilyn Lindstrom  Minneapolis, Minnesota


December 1994                Channel 2 KTCA MNTV   Purchased Invocation    Minneapolis, 

                                                           Minnesota

                                                                                                                                                                                                                   November 1994               Midwest Media Artist Access Center      

                                                          Minneapolis, Minnesota


September, 1994            Chicago Underground Theater        

                                                         Chicago, Illinois


April, 1994                      Created and Directed educational film:

                                                           "There is Strength in Diversity"       

                                                            Apple Valley, Minnesota


 emmy@solarseries.com





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