23 Apr

It should be Opening Night… (Beautiful Noise)

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It should be opening night. Adrenaline and excitement filled, chilled champagne, a great opening night outfit. Anticipation of a theatre filled with your beautiful faces waiting to see the premiere of the endless hours of work we have put our hearts, minds and bodies into… I’ve felt a lot of things in the past few …

9 Mar

PEOPLE OF DJD – BLACK AND WHITE BALL PERFORMER – THE CARIFEST DANCERS

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DJD’s annual Black and White Ball is a fundraising event unlike no other. The community initiative primarily fundraising for the Children’s Bursary Fund, offers a night of indulgence, opulence and entertainment. Weaved throughout the Fairmont Palliser, are pop up performances from the lobby to the Crystal Ballroom. The Decidedly Jazz Company Dancers, living statues, musicians …

3 Mar

PEOPLE OF DJD – BLACK & WHITE BALL PHOTOGRAPHER – MICHAEL GRONDIN

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One of the best things about getting ready for The Black and White Ball is reminiscing over the great times had in the past. Capturing the essence of the evening once again, we have Michael Grondin, freelance photographer of music, fashion, nightlife and culture in the city of Calgary. Q: WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST BLACK …

29 Feb

PEOPLE OF DJD – BLACK & WHITE BALL PERFORMER – LUCY’S ANGELS

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DJD’s annual Black and White Ball is a fundraising event unlike no other. The community initiative primarily fundraising for the Children’s Bursary Fund, offers a night of indulgence, opulence and entertainment. Weaved throughout the Fairmont Palliser, are pop up performances from the lobby to the Crystal Ballroom. The Decidedly Jazz Company Dancers, living statues, musicians …

16 Jan

A MESSAGE FROM THE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR, KIMBERLEY COOPER (Juliet & Romeo)

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A MESSAGE FROM THE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR, KIMBERLEY COOPER  In Verona, The Capulets and the Montagues are feuding families. By chance, Juliet Capulet and Romeo Montague fall in love at first sight. The relationship is doomed. Juliet is already promised to another man by her father, and due to unfortunate circumstances, Romeo kills Juliet’s cousin and …

10 Dec

DJD COMPANY – KALEB TEKESTE

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DJD COMPANY 2019/2020 Meet our current company of professional jazz dancers who perform the original choreographic works of Decidedly Jazz Danceworks locally and tour nationally. KALEB TEKESTE, DANCER Kaleb is a Calgary based dancer, choreographer and teacher. In 2004 he joined DJD’s Professional Training Program and in 2006 he understudied Kimberley Cooper’s in Charcoal and Crimson. As …

5 Dec

DJD COMPANY – NATASHA KORNEY

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DJD COMPANY 2019/2020 Meet our current company of professional jazz dancers who perform the original choreographic works of Decidedly Jazz Danceworks locally and tour nationally. NATASHA KORNEY, DANCER Natasha began pursuing dance at the age of 13, specifically in the styles of Hip-Hop, Jazz, Modern, Contemporary and African Dance. As part of her training she spent …

28 Nov

DJD COMPANY – SHAYNE JOHNSON

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DJD COMPANY 2019/2020 Meet our current company of professional jazz dancers who perform the original choreographic works of Decidedly Jazz Danceworks locally and tour nationally. SHAYNE JOHNSON, Dancer Shayne began his dance training at age 5 and at the age of 12, launched his professional career as a guest tap dancer on the “Super Dave Osborne” …

21 Nov

DJD COMPANY – KAJA IRWIN

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DJD COMPANY 2019/2020 Meet our current company of professional jazz dancers who perform the original choreographic works of Decidedly Jazz Danceworks locally and tour nationally. KAJA IRWIN, Dancer Kaja Irwin is a Winnipeg born dancer, choreographer, and dance educator. Ms Irwin has worked with respected Calgary choreographers Michèle Moss, Deanne Walsh, Alison (Bryan) Stone and Jennifer …

14 Nov

DJD COMPANY – CATHERINE HAYWARD

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DJD COMPANY 2019/2020 Meet our current company of professional jazz dancers who perform the original choreographic works of Decidedly Jazz Danceworks locally and tour nationally. CATHERINE HAYWARD, DANCER Originally from Winnipeg, Catherine’s studies led her to Toronto’s Ryerson University where she graduated from the dance program, earning her B.F.A. with Honours. In 2005, Catherine moved to …

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