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ABOUT TRDance

In its fifteenth season, TRDance Center, Coastal Virginia's only professional modern dance company, performs original modern dance as well as classical and contemporary ballet as the Virginia Ballet Theatre. The company blends both classical and modern forms, the "downtown" spirit, hints of pop culture, and a keen sense of musicality.

TRDance Center is an urban dance center planted in the heart of Virginia's largest performance art community. It's home to Coastal Virginia's only modern dance company, Todd Rosenlieb Dance and Virginia Ballet Theatre, the area's oldest professional dance company.

One of TRDance's studios

With dance offerings for all ages, TRDance features both a structured curriculum and an open class model, adaptive dance classes and outreach for children and adults with disabilities and a Pilates Studio.

TRDance Center’s unique Dance Academy model offers students of all ages the unique opportunity to drop in for open classes, enroll in its widely respected classical training program, and/or audition for a select spot in one of the coveted pre-professional ballet or modern dance Ensemble positions.

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FACILITY & STUDIOS

Take the Tour

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DANCERS & INSTRUCTORS

Meet the Magic

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Meet the Team

STAFF & DIRECTORS

MISSION & VALUES

Todd Rosenlieb Dance is a center for promoting the highest level of professional performance, education, and community outreach. Through innovation, creativity, and inclusion, we explore modern dance and contemporary ballet that enrich the culture and community of the Mid-Atlantic region.

We seek to establish a culture that ignites a passion and appreciation for all forms of dance and that develops the next generation of professional dancers, students of all abilities, dance educators, and audiences for this ephemeral art form. We accomplish this with our five core values of excellence:

Diversity

By celebrating our true individuality, we develop a stronger self-worth and therefore a stronger dance community. Each unique perspective plays an essential role in the creation of our own art form, the strengthening of the human spirit, and the common bonds in our community.

Creativity

The fusion of imagination and intellect is the essence of the human spirit that strives for new ideas and a vision beyond ourselves.

Innovation

By honoring our rich history, embracing the present, and promoting a constant evolution, we illuminate and endow the future of the art form.

Collaboration

We are stronger together, we strive on working with others to affect change in our community and the world around us.

Education

By spreading knowledge of the history of dance, we are able to positively impact the experience of our current audience.

TODD & RICARDO

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TODD ROSENLIEB

Meet the Dancer

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RICARDO MELÉNDEZ

Meet the Dancer

COMPANY DANCERS

 

Daena Bortnick

TRDance & VBT since 2016

Houston Ballet Ben Stevenson Academy, Pacific Northwest Ballet Professional Division, Ballet Met II

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Elise Giannotti

TRDance & VBT since 2015

Montgomery Ballet, MoveWorks, The Ailey School

TRDance & VBT since 2014

BFA-Dance, Shenandoah University, Soloist-Dissonancy Dance Theatres, Pointe Magazine’s Solo of the Month- Jan. 2013

Caitlin Granville

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TRDance & VBT since 2018

BFA-Ballet, University of Utah, Central West Ballet First Soloist

Timothy Knoll

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Megan Montagne

TRDance since 2016

BFA-Dance Performance, University of the Arts, Choreosplat Dance Works, the Philadelphia Dance Ensemble

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TRDance since 2019 

BFA-Dance, Radford University

Soloist- danahbella Danceworks 

GSA-Dance Dept 2012

Alexa Dunks

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TRDance & VBT since 2016

Brookline Ballet School,

Nashville Ballet 2

Amber Romano

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TRDance & VBT since 2019 

Danced with Academie De Ballet 2004- 2016 , Past Company member with BVI 2016-2017 , Trainee with Orlando Ballet 2017-2018

Andrew Cook

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Morgan White

TRDance 2019

TRD Company Member 2007-2009, Member AEA since 2012, CATS National Tour Virginia Opera , BA Christopher Newport University

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TRDance & VBT since 2019
TRDance and VBT Ensembles 

Pittsburgh Musical Theater

West Virginia Wesleyan College

Kathyrn Gardner

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TRDance & VBT since 2019

Atlanta Ballet Conservatory Dancer 

Contracted Huntsville Ballet Company Dancer

Michaela Hutchins

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TRDance & VBT since 2019

Performer and Assistant Director, The Limelight Collective;

BFA--Dance, Belhaven University

Melody Stowe

STUDIO INSTRUCTORS

 
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Ballet & Pointe

Amanda Clayton

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Fundamentals, Jazz & Ballet

Lindi Denning

Khyre Dean

Hip-Hop

Khyre Dean

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Creative Movement, Jazz, Modern & Contemporary

Lexi Dunks

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Ballet, Modern, Pilates Mat

Dr. Lynette Hauser

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Ballet

Michaela Hutchins

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Modern

Lauren Kidd

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MixMo

Erin Hartnett (Pentecost)

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Tap

Cheryl Simmons

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Ballet & Pointe

Jaime Simpson

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Broadway Jazz

Morgan White

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Ballet, Pointe, & Pilates Mat

Krista Zomar

STUDIO STAFF

 
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Todd Rosenlieb

Artistic Director

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Christopher Reybrouck

Executive Director

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Ricardo Melendez

Director, Virginia Ballet Theater

Lia Rudon

Business Operations Manager

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Erin Hartnett (Pentacost)

MixMo Administrator

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Jaime Simpson

Academy Director

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Christen Thomas & Tracey Buckner

Company Assistants

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Inaugural Chair

Deborah Thorpe

Immediate Past President

Susan Hirschbiel

2020-21 Officers & Board of Directors

Lisbet Hanson, MD

Co-Chair

Connie Campbell

Vice President

Katie Kenerson

Secretary

Christie Mendoza McCall

Co-Chair

Deborah L. Swiecinski

 Treasurer

Emily Miller, JD

Michael Curry

Emily Mitchell

Angelique Ragland

Elise Giannotti 

Company Representative

2020-21 Advisors

Elizabeth Blachman

Helene Uhlfelder, Ph.D.

Mikaela Watkins

Raegan Kotsko, MD

Tara F. Saunders

Ellen Nixon

 

OUR SPONSORS

We are so grateful for the support of public & private grants and individual donors. Todd Rosenlieb Dance is a non profit 501(c)(3) organization, and your contribution is tax deductible as allowed by law.

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