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Artist Spotlight Series: Summer Series 2018

June 28, 2018, 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

| Free

Dive into world premiere choreography at BalletX’s Artist Spotlight Series!

On June 28, join the amazing women behind Summer Series 2018 for an open and intimate conversation on the challenges and triumphs of being a female artist in today’s world. Speakers include Penny Saunders, choreographer, and Rosie Langabeer, composer, with moderation by fellow artist and civic leader, Valerie Gay.

This free public series is made Possible by Generous Funding from the Wyncote Foundation.


Space is limited. Click on the RSVP button to reserve your spot!



Penny Saunders launched her choreographic career in 2011 as a winner of the International Commissioning Project. She has created pieces for companies including Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Whim W’Him, and The Royal New Zealand Ballet. Saunders is also choreographer in residence at The Grand Rapids Ballet, and the recipient of the 2016 Princess Grace Choreographic Fellowship.


Rosie Langabeer is an award-winning composer/performer from Aotearoa New Zealand. Her expertise is in developing ensemble musical performance for experimental theatrical settings. She collaborates with instrument inventor Neil Feather, choreographer Matthew Neenan, BalletX, Pig Iron Theatre Company, artists Leslie Rogers and Motoko Kikkawa, No Face Performance Group and Settled Arrows and has also performed improvised music in Sri Lanka, Japan, the UK, Mexico and across the USA.


Valerie V. Gay is a performing artist as well as a civic leader and arts administrator. She has developed a unique blend of skills, which allow her to seamlessly interact in arts and business settings.

An accomplished singer, Ms. Gay’s performing repertoire includes singing in operas, solo concert recitals and conducting ensembles in special events across the Philadelphia region as well as nationally and internationally. Ms. Gay is hailed as a soprano whose voice is capable of a wide variety of styles and genres. In 2006, she founded Fortress Arts Academy, which provides experiential access to music, for children and adults, especially those in lower economic areas, and in July 2012, was appointed Executive Director of Art Sanctuary.


If you’re looking for more information about BalletX’s Artist Spotlight Series, reach out to Megan O’Donnell at modonnell@balletx.org or 215-225-5389 x103!


Center for World Premiere Choreography
1923 Washington Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19146 United States
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215-225-5389 x100