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Events - Visiting Artists and Others

Spring 2015


Masters of Dance Series


Presented by the Santa Monica College Dance Department   

All are invited to attend this FREE series of lectures and master classes by experts from the world of dance.
Seating is strictly on a first-arrival basis.
Monica Reid, Choreographer/Dancer
Thursday, April 2, 2015 at 12:15 pm - 2:15 pm
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Monica Reis, Arizona State University alum, with over 10 years of experience in the concert dance sector. Monica worked for Dance/USA, the National Service Organization for Professional Dance for 5 years and then worked for Alonzo King LINES Ballet in San Francisco. She is a grant reader for the National Endowment for the Arts Dance division and she coaches many dancers on career advisement. She also holds an MA in Arts Administration from American University in Washington, D.C.

Dance Seminar - How To Make Money With Your Dance Degree

This class will focus on how to help students to navigate their passions and careers with dance with real world tactics.

Eleanor McCoy, Dancer/Actress
Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 10:15 am - 12.15 pm
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Eleanor McCoy is an actress, dancer and choreographer who has performed on Broadway with Eartha Kitt. Eleanor graduated from the Juilliard School of Music, Lincoln Center with a Bachelor of Fine Arts. She received her dance trainings from Helen McGehee and Mary Hinkson for Martha Graham Technique, Thelma Hill, Talley Beatty and Alvin Ailey for Lester Horton Technique, and Pearl Primus for African Dance Tachnique. Eleanor has appeared in over 12 television episode and film during the 1970s and 1980s. 


Modern Dance: Martha Graham Technique 

Modern Master Class will explore Martha Graham Technique including Graham's style and philosophy of dance.



Josie Walsh, Artistic Director/Choreographer

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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Josie Walsh, named 25 to watch by Dance Magazine and chosen by the Los Angeles Times as "Faces to Watch 2014", has danced professionally with the Joeffry Ballet, Zurich Ballet and Oregon Ballet Theater, currently Artistic Director/Choreographer of Ballet RED based in Los Angeles and the Artistic Director of Joffrey Los Angeles and San Francisco Contemporary Ballet Programs.


Contemporary Ballet 

Contemporary Ballet class will explore Walsh's unique and progressive approach to ballet, rooted in a strong classical base, fuses contemporary and modern principles in such a way that connects dancers technically while opening them up artistically through the ballet sylabus and beyond.
The Dance Department Masters of Dance Series is generously funded by the SMC Associates.(

Dance Department, Open House, Class-In-Progress
Wednesday, June 3rd, Thursday, June 4th and Friday, June 5th
Come and visit SMC dance classes on the main campus and see our amazing department programs!  
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