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Ariana Crowder Instructs Bolles Dance Company

The Bolles Dance Company, directed by Angela Blackledge, had the opportunity to work with renowned dancer and choreographer Ariana Crowder September 17-18 in the Parker Auditorium on the Bolles Middle School Bartram Campus. Crowder worked closely with the dancers during the Guest Artist weekend and choreographed one of the pieces that the company will be performing in the 2023 Spring Dance Concert.

Crowder is trained in many forms of dance, ranging from ballet, jazz and contemporary to popping, locking, waacking and vogue. She was most recently a dancer for Taylor Swift and Beyoncé and was a past contestant on “So You Think You Can Dance: Stage vs. Street,” making it to the top 14. The Los Angeles resident has appeared in “West Side Story” as well as on television shows “Glee,” “The Wendy Williams Show” and NBC News’ “ TODAY.” Crowder continues to train with the industry’s top professionals and travels throughout the world dancing, teaching and choreographing.

The 2022-23 Bolles Dance Company features Kate Burton ’23, Kennedy Cole ’23, Gabby Glisson ’25, Viviana Gomez ’28, Anjali Gusani ’25, Ella Hendershot ’25, Hannah Hodges ’27, Ria Kotihal ’26, Eva Lantzy ’25, Grace Ross ’27, Anya Shah ’27, Kayla Sterling ’25, Ada Ertekin-Taner ’27 and Liza Yaryna ’25. Apprentices are Lauren Berry ’27, Angelina Le ’27 and Nishi Shah ’27.