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Patrick Coker - August 8-12

Patrick Coker grew up in Chester, Virginia. He was awarded the American Ballet Theatre's National Training Scholarship from 2008 to 2010. In May 2014, Coker graduated magna cum laude from the Ailey/Fordham BFA program, where he apprenticed with Ailey II in his final year. He has performed with Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet, Joshua Beamish's MOVE: the company, and the Mark Morris Dance Group in The Hard Nut and L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato. Coker began working with Jessica Lang Dance in 2015 and joined the company in 2016.

Connally's Dance Workshop, Inc. hosted Summer Dance 2015, a two-week dance intensive, sponsored in part by San Antonio Metropolitan Ballet. Guest Faculty included Samantha Dunster, Eddy Tovar and Jamy Meek.

Thom Clower - January 9-14

Known as one of the most energetic and inspiring teachers across the country, Thom Clower served as Ballet Master for Dallas Ballet, Artistic Director of Ballet Dallas, Ballet Master for Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, and Artistic Director of Yuma Ballet Theatre in Arizona.  Since 2001 Thom Clower has worked around the world as a freelance master teacher and choreographer. He has been a guest teacher at Broadway Dance Center, as Associate Ballet Master for Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, and serves annually as Ballet Master for Young Tanzsommer! in Austria.  He joined the faculty of Allegro Ballet of Houston in the fall of 2009.

CONGRATULATIONS TO DANCE WORKSHOP STUDENT, TARAJA HUDSON, FOR RECEIVING SCHOLARSHIPS TO THE FOLLOWING INSTITUTIONS:

  • The Boston Conservatory
  • Joffrey New York​
  • Charlotte Ballet
  • Dance Theatre of Harlem
  • Verb Ballet
  • Nashville Ballet
  • Jacob's Pillow

Taraja Hudson - Class of 2016

has chosen to attend

The Boston Conservatory at Berklee 

She has received a 4-year scholarship towards her B.F.A in Dance. CONGRATULATIONS, Taraja!

Camille Jackson, in her Junior year at Boston Conservatory (seen here in a WINTERWORKS concert), was chosen to dance in a re-staging of excerpts from Merce Cunningham's early works, under the direction of Silas Riener, at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston. 

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