Choreographers Showcase
Festival Ballet Albuquerque's premiere performance
Saturday May 29, 2010
2:00 and 7:00 pm
National Hispanic Cultural Center
Albuquerque, New Mexico

This Gala Kick-Off fundraising event for New Mexico's newest regional dance company featured concert length works by guest choreographers:
  • Mel Tomlinson, formerly with New York City Ballet and Alvin Ailey
  • Matthew Diamond, Academy Award nominee and Director of TV's "So You Think You Can Dance"
  • Robbie Mackey, international Disney choreographer
and local choreographers Patricia Dickinson Wells, Judy Czelusniak, Dara Beckley, Krista King-Doherty, and others. 
Other local companies participating in the Gala premiere included Trey Pickett's Disciples of Chaos, Duke City Dance, Paul Paradise's Paulish Dance, and Sara de Luz Flamenco.

Soloists from companies across America who performed in the showcase include Gabi Rojas (Cleo Parker Robinson), Julie Cobble (Roxey Ballet, NJ), and Thomas Panto (Atlanta Ballet).

Some works were accompanied by live music.
Duke Dance Collective dedicates itself to creating original and experimental dance theatre that reflects the community. Based in Albuquerque and largely composed of alumni from UNM's Department of Theatre and Dance, these dynamic performers regularly present their innovative work in local productions, and were also featured artists in the 2008 Boulder International Fringe Festival.

Paulish Dance