Thirteen, 2013 Spring Dance Concert
Thirteen celebrates our dancers from the class of 2013. Lisa Jay and Danielle Pigneri are thrilled to have Leann Alduenda, ErikaFernandez, Darrien Henning and Michael Perez as our professional guest choreographers, as well as 5 LBHS student choreographers. With music by artists such as Usher, Mary J.Blige, Bon Iver, M.I.A., Christina Aguilera, Coldplay, Andy Scott and more, Thirteen promises to thrill and delight you. Tickets are $20 for reserved seating, $15 for general seating and $8 forstudents and seniors. During the week ofthe concert, the dancers will be selling tickets in the quad during lunch for only $5. And for our Thurston Students: just bring your ID to the box office and you can buy your ticket for only $5. For more information, call our Box office at 497-7769.
And one more thing, Lumberyard restaurant has graciously offered to donate 20% of your bill if you dine there on Thursday, April 25th. Just mention that you’re there to support theLBHS dance program. See you at Thirteen this Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm in the Artists Theatre… it’s going to be a beautiful concert!
Laguna Beach High School Dance
Laguna Beach Dance Production consists of five classes offered during the school day, and a performance class offered after school. Dance 1 and Advanced Dance 1 help to introduce students to the love of dance and help to build a strong technical foundation. The other classes are part of the Capistrano-Laguna Beach Regional Occupational Program and offer more advanced instruction to students in Dance 2. Both our Contemporary (intermediate/advanced) and our Classical (advanced) classes build on the student's existing technique and the Advanced Classical class offers more specific instruction in ballet. The ROP Performance class meets after school and puts on two main dance productions per year in the Artist's Theatre. In addition to the main dance concerts, Laguna Beach Dance also puts on the other performances out in the community and more intimate dance shows that are held in the dance room.
Lisa Jay is the Director of Dance at Laguna Beach High School. She holds a bachelor’s degree in theatre and dance, and a master’s in dance. She has been teaching since 1985 at various schools, including the University of Hawaii and Oahu’s Mid-Pacific Institute (MPI). At MPI, Ms. Jay’s students won first-place awards for student choreography at the National High School Dance Festival. She has taught in New York at Broadway Dance Center and at Millennium Dance Complex in Studio City. Her career spans stage, television and the world of live entertainment. Ms. Jay has choreographed for and performed in numerous industrials for major corporations, such as Ford Motor Company’s, Compaq Computers (Sting’s world tour kickoff), Shell Oil, Dr. Pepper, AT&T, IBM, Oldsmobile, and American Express. Television credits include ABC’s Lost and Life Goes On, MTV’s DanceLife, and NBC’s Jake and the Fatman. Television commercial credits include RC Cola, Gloria Vanderbilt shoes, Macy’s and 7-11 Stores. Theatrical credits include A Chorus Line, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Aladdin, The Only Dance There Is, A Midsummer Nights Dream, and Funny Girl. She has danced with New York Motion, was featured in The Al Harrington Show, and danced in concerts with famed Hawaiian musical duo The Brothers’ Cazimero. Other career highlights include performing in Abe Weinstein’s Cotton Club Revue, dancing onstage as composer Marvin Hamlisch sang and played the piano, and teaching hula to Thommie Walsh, the late Tony-winning choreographer.
Assistant Dance Director
Danielle Pigneri holds a BA in Dance from Chapman University. There, she received an "Outstanding Performance"award for her work in Tiffany Billings' "To High Hopes." She has been privileged to work with such renowned educators and choreographers such as Alaine Haubert, Jennifer Backhaus, Sean Greene, Denise Leitner, Molly Lynch, Dale Merrill, Larry Rosenberg and Hillary Thomas. Ms. Pigneri is a member of Lineage Dance Company, a Los Angeles based contemporary dance troupe that performs all over the country. She is the artistic director of the newly opened Art of Dance and Ballet Academy in Placentia and is beginning her third year as the assistant dance director at Laguna Beach High School.
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