On Sunday, December 10th the young artists of JCYC/Junior Cora Youth Company, CYC/Cora Youth Company, and our newly formed Apprentice Company perform new works and works in progress in an informal show at Cora! Come see our kids in action in works by Shannon Hummel, Junie Kenworthy, Maxine Lyle and Keon Washington. Enjoy a nibble, see some great dancing, bring friends and help us kick off the fall giving season! For more info call 718-858-2520. FREE! #growingupcora
GUEST ARTIST MAXINE LYLE BIO: Maxine Lyle has been a choreographer, teaching artist and producer for over fifteen years, specializing in African-American step dance. In 2005, she founded Soul Steps LLC, one of the world’s only professional dance companies dedicated to teaching and performing step. She began stepping at the age of seven in her hometown of Newark, New Jersey and has been performing ever since. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Williams College, where she co-founded Sankofa, the Williams College step team, now in its twentieth season under the Williams College Dance Department. She holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in Theatrical Management and Producing from Columbia University School of the Arts. She has produced several plays and has also directed a youth theatre ensemble in Newark with the All Stars Project of New Jersey. In addition to her theatrical projects, she remains committed to arts education. She developed and implemented one of the first full-time, accredited step dance curriculums in the country, at Harlem Prep Middle School where she taught step for three years. She has also engaged in numerous arts education programming, combining step and other art forms through organizations such as Girls Leadership and The Leadership Program.