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Cleveland Ingenuity Festival 2013

Greetings Readers!,

It has been quite some time since we’ve shared with you what the company has been up to. Busy none the less. We’d love to get you back up to speed on everything that’s happened but that will all come in a later post. Today we’d like to share that we have the privilege of performing at the 2013 Cleveland Ingenuity Festival! On Saturday the company will be performing an excerpt of “Walking on Clouds” in a warehouse with a twist! Our founding/artist director, Mary Verdi-Fletcher has collected footage from a documentary that shares the feats of people with and without disabilities coming together to capture the inaccessible buses. It promises to be an unforgettable and moving performance. If you’re visiting the Cleveland area this weekend, we recommend that you stop by the Cleveland Port at 1pm on Saturday to see the company perform!

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Bus 52 Presents: The Dancing Wheels Company and School

When Dancing Wheels performed at West Virginia Northern Community College this past October, Bus 52 met us there to learn about what we do and why we do it. Here is the final product of that collaboration!

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!