ABOUT WALLTOWN DANCE COMPANY
Courage, commitment, and grace under pressure are all key ingredients for any endeavor. And here at Walltown Children’s Theatre (WCT), we believe in supporting our students who have a deep passion and interest in dance. Your passion and skills, plus our professional choreographers and instructors all combine together to create what is known as the Walltown Dance Company, an exciting extension of Walltown Children’s Theatre.
Walltown Dance Company is an exciting young repertory dance company with unique choreography and elements of styles of genres such as Contemporary, Ballet, Hip Hop, and Jazz Dance!
Since the 2005 founding of Walltown's Dance Company, WCT has showcased the exceptional talent of pre-professional and professional caliber dancers from 10 to adult via unique performances, lecture-demonstrations and community based opportunities to share exceptional dance performance throughout North Carolina.
WDC provides an opportunity for young dancers to rise to a level of high expectations, exceptional training and unique performance opportunities that teach them about the craft of dance and what is required of a career in the dance field. As part of a professional-level dance ensemble, all company members gain a sense of the commitment, dedication, training and professionalism that are requirements of dancers. Not only do company members gain valuable professional experience, but they consistently share their love of dance with their families, peers and the larger community; a true gift. Walltown continues to shine the spotlight on our dancers as they give generously of their time and talent.
June 10 – 27
3 weeks only!
6, 8, 12 or unlimited classes
Year-Round Members: Free
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With Dena Rizzo and Bernadine Fields (Ages 5-14)
August 5 – 9
Level Up, Dance Camp!
Intermediate to Advanced Dancers (Ages 7-14)
August 12 – 16
WDC apprentice nominations will be announced 8/19/2019
WALLTOWN DANCE COMPANY DIRECTORS
Cynthia Penn-Halal: WCT Executive Director
Founding Artistic Director of Walltown Dance Company
WCT Founding Artistic Director Cynthia Penn Halal is a former Alvin Ailey dancer, and taught for over 18 years at the prestigious University NC School of the Arts. She has performed with other major companies such as The Joffrey Ballet, Agnes de Mille Heritage Dance Theatre, DanzaHoy and Bella Lewitzky. Cynthia has worked with MacArthur and Kennedy Center Award legendary genius, Jacques d’Amboise of Natiional Dance Institute both in New York City and New Jersey as well as the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. Since 2010. Her awards include The Kathryn H Wallace Award for Artists in Community Service, Spectacular Magazines 2014 Woman of the Year in the arts category, 2014 Cultural Enrichment Service Award by the W. Deen Mohammed Islamic Center and Z. Smith Reynolds 2016 sabbatical award. Ms. Penn-Halal serves on the mayor's Durham Cultural Advisory Committee.
Grace Wallace: Walltown Dance Company
Competition and Associate Director
Grace attended the University of North Carolina at Charlotte where she was on the Goldduster Dance Team all four years of her schooling. The last two years she was the captain, she is a three time Collegiate All-American and also a three time Most Valuable Performer voted on by her teammates. Grace also received her Dance Minor from UNC-Charlotte. She is experienced in all styles of dance, tap, jazz, contemporary, ballet, lyrical, hip-hop, african, and acrobatics to name a few.
Darian Moore: Walltown Company Associate Director
Mr. D has a bachelor's degree in Dance Performance and Education at UCArts. After Darian’s post undergrad career he work with several companies and independent artist such artist as Zane Booker (2007-2008), Contempra Dance Theater Company of Philadelphia, PA (2007). He has performed as guest artist with DC Contemporary Dance Theater (2011-2013). With DC Contemporary, Darian was able to embrace all styles and genres of dance. Darian has taught and danced all along the eastern coast of the states and continues to gain new influences with his own movement and artistry.