Studio Dance Conservatory Recital at Chautauqua Amphitheater

Studio Dance Conservatory’s Ballet IV students Caleb Roller and Mackenzie Zuech posing for this year’s full length production of Aaron Copland’s Rodeo, Saturday, June 12 at 4:00 PM in Chautauqua Institution’s Amphitheater.

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Studio Dance Conservatory will present its annual recital, Colors 2021, Saturday, June 12 at 4:00 PM in Chautauqua Institution’s Amphitheater.  Ballet, contemporary, and hip hop will be performed by beginner through advanced level dancers.  This recital is open to the public.  Tickets are available pre-sale and at the door: $10 for general admission; $5 for youth 12 and under. Seating is guaranteed for 200; after those tickets are sold, entrants must show proof of a Covid vaccination and everyone is required to wear masks and social distance.

The entire student body will be performing to Aaron Copland’s Rodeo, a famous ballet score originally choreographed by Agnes DeMille in the 1940’s.   Studio’s production is of this 25- minute piece with five movements was choreographed by Jennie Cross and Daman Holland.  Their story revolves around the theme of Prairie Folk verses Cow Folk and a love interest that intertwines and finally unites the two factions of America’s Wild West. 2021 Cassadaga graduating senior Mackenzie Zuech and Caleb Roller have the lead roles respectively as the Prairie Girl and Cowboy. Cross won the prestigious Kenny Award for best choreography in 2017 for Maple Grove High School’s production of Anything Goes.

Holland has choreographed three contemporary pieces for Studio’s contemporary II dancers that  include Grace Anderson, Olivia Allen-Fiedler, Jennie Cross, Daman Holland, Brooke Kelly, Zoe DiVenzenso, Michael Giambelluca, Julianna Main, Mychaila Philbrick, Caleb Roller, Alyzza Zuech and Mackenzie Zuech.  Cross has choreographed a piece to All That Jazz from the musical Chicago on Studio’s ballet IV dancers Grace Anderson, Jennie Cross, Julianna Main, Alyzza Zuech and Mackenzie Zuech.  Two Vaganova style pieces have been set on ballet III dancers Elsa Creager, Lilly Dingman, Lydia Kennelley, Ava Laury, Adurina Lent, Emma Schurman, and ballet IV students Julianna Main, Alyzza Zuech and Mackenzie Zuech.  Studio hip hop dancers Keira Bloomquist, Briella Bowman, Gianna Hudson, Madilyn Lent, Jessalyn Murphy, Lydia Petry, Hanna Phillips and Sophia Vogt will perform to James Brown’s Living In America, ballet II dancers Reagan Howard and Kadience Clopp along with creative movement dancers Kendyl Lent and Hannah Vullo will perform to Waltz of the Flowers, and contemporary I dancers Audrina Lent, Madilyn Lent and Lydia Petry will perform a piece entitled Open Roads.

Zoe DiVinzenso and Mychaila Philbrick, 2021 JHS graduating seniors, will perform self-choreographed contemporary solos. Grace Anderson and Deryck Brown will also perform solo pieces they choreographed.  Anderson is performing a contemporary piece and Brown will perform hip hop. Both Anderson and Brown made it to the final round of Chautauqua’s Got Talent 2018.

Studio’s 6-week summer session runs June 28-August 7 offering ballet, contemporary, hip hop for youth and ballet and Yoga/Pilates for adults.  Scholarships are available for boys age 5-21.  Studio’s summer intensive for ballet and contemporary dance will take place August 9-13.  Please visit or call (716) 640-7044 for more information.  Studio is located at 90 Woodworth Avenue in Jamestown, NY.