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Apprentice

So you may have already learned about our Trainee program from a previous blog. We also offer Apprenticeship’s for dancers with performance experience and potential to be in the company. An Apprentice takes company classes as well as learns all the repertoire for performances. They also will have opportunities to perform with the company! This season Kelly Clymer has joined us as an Apprentice! We’d like to share a little about her and her previous dance experience.

Kelly Clymer is a newcomer to Dancing Wheels, and hails from Independence, Ohio. She recently graduated Magna Cum Laude from Mercyhurst University with a degree in Dance Choreography and Art Therapy. Her performance credits include Les Patineurs, Les Sylphides, Sleeping Beauty, and Symphonie Italienne, along with original works of faculty and student choreographers. She has studied with noted professionals Carter Alexander, Melissa Bowman, Thom Clower, Vivi Flindt, Bruce Marks, Rasta Thomas, Trey McIntyre, and Diego Salterini. She has performed with Southwest Youth Ballet Company and The Mercyhurst Dancers under directors Kerry Skuderin, and Tauna Hunter respectively.

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A quote from Kelly:

I’ve been a fan of Dancing Wheels since I saw them perform at the NorthEast Ohio Dance Festival years ago! I’m extremely excited for the opportunity to join them this season. Learning the repertoire, along with new pieces, has been great so far!

Yays.

-Shmelly

Wish her luck as she embarks on this new experience with the company!

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Trainee

Today we’d like to tell you about our Trainee program. A trainee is someone that is given the opportunity to be apart of all of the company classes and rehearsals, as well as learning pieces from the repertoire.

This season, Ja’Vaughn White has joined us as a Trainee.

Ja’Vaughn White is a newcomer to The Dancing Wheels Company & School. He was born in Detroit, MI and raised in Adrian, MI. In June 2012, he graduated from Adrian High School, where he was involved in The Dance Team, Concert Choir, Balladiers Show-choir, Tones Acapella Group and several high school musicals. He has performed in several plays at The Croswell Opera House including Fame, Footloose and Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. For the past 4 years he has lead The Annual Thriller dance around the city each Halloween night. Ja’Vaughn studied dance at Encore Dance Studio, studying Ballet, Tap, Lyrical, Jazz and Hip-Hop. He is also a Second Degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do. He has moved to Cleveland to begin his professional career with The Dancing Wheels Company & School and is excited to be able to do what he truly loves, dance.

Ja’Vaughn we love having you in the studio. Your energy and passion is inspiring!