cora dance apprenticeship program

Shannon Hummel/Cora Dance Apprentice Company is a select group of extremely dedicated, sophisticated and highly trained high school dancers interested in serious experience performing professionally. APPco members perform at youth-centered events as well as more formal performances alongside the professional company Shannon Hummel/Cora Dance, both locally and on tour. APPco’s repertoire is based on archived work of the SH/CD professional company as well as new work in development. Works range from solo to group work; shorter/showcase-length work to full evening length mountings. Apprentice and professional dancers work together for select projects, presenting informal showings, open rehearsals and formal concerts throughout the season. All photos by Steve Pisano.

CORA DANCE Apprentice company MEMBERS 2017-2018


Cora Youth Company

CYC provides a more advanced, intensive experience to talented, enthusiastic and dedicated middle and high school dancers strongly focused on dance as a major priority in their lives. CYC maintains a repertoire of 4-6 works annually created by seasoned guest artists and faculty members. CYC participates in 5-10 performances, festivals, youth exchanges with other teen groups and intensives annually, both locally and out-of-town. CYC tours each year to Virginia for a 5-day exchange with members of the teen company, The Shenandoah Contemporary Dance Theatre, and takes classes/presents work in James Madison University’s College of Theatre and Dance, gaining exposure to dance in higher education. CYC parents and families are offered high school and college application assistance for those auditioning for performing arts schools, one-on-one mentorship and workshops on how to support the growth of a young performing artist, and family access to live performances by major historic modern dance companies annually through Paul Taylor American Modern Dance’s Tier 3 Program at Lincoln Center.

cyc MEMBERS 2017-2018


junior cora youth company

JCYC/Junior Cora Youth Company allows talented and dedicated young students an exciting, welcoming opportunity to develop the skills and commitment necessary to be part of a performing group. The company performs locally throughout Brooklyn 4-7 times during the school year. Young dancers learn three works annually by professional faculty, guest artists and Apprentice Program Choreographers. JCYC parents and families are offered middle school application assistance for those auditioning for performing arts schools, one-on-one mentorship and workshops on how to support the growth of a young performing artist, and family access to live performances by major historic modern dance companies annually through Paul Taylor American Modern Dance’s Tier 3 Program at Lincoln Center.

jcyc members 2017-2018

CYC & JCYC Co-Directors: Shannon Hummel (left) and Junie Kenworthy (right)

CYC & JCYC Co-Directors: Shannon Hummel (left) and Junie Kenworthy (right)


CORA DANCE APPRENTICE PROGRAM & YOUTH COMPANIES: PHOTOS


VIDEOS

cora school for dance concert (2017)

Videography by Katelyn Peterfy


live and learn music video (2016)

Cora Youth Company members perform in Devvon Terrell's music video "Live and Learn" choreographed by Cora dancer/guest artist Sarah Burke

COMMON DANCES - wall (2015)

Videography by Alex Springer