SueMo Dance Company is a newly established company founded by Melissa Sue Anderson and Morgan Williams. They debuted their first show to a sold out audience in August 2014. Since then, they have performed at various dance festivals, events, and performances throughout the midwest. SueMo Dance Company strives to produce unique and diverse work by using dancers of ballet, contemporary, jazz, and hip hop backgrounds. Their next show will take place August 22 and 23, 2015 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin at Dancerworks Performance Theater.
About their work:
A Winged Victory for the Sullen, choreographed by Christa Smutek, was first presented at SueMo Dance Company's winter performance, and most recently at the 2015 Detroit Dance City Festival. It explores the journey three women take as they have been carrying a burden or suffering from a dark life choice made in the past, and they are now seeking forgiveness, redemption, and salvation.
A little more about choreographer Christa Smutek:
Christa studied at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and received her B.S. in Movement Science from the School of Kinesiology graduating with distinction and University Honors. Christa has been teaching and choreographing throughout the past 8 years. She received her training from Angie Hahn, Marie Rabey, Addison O’Day, Gerald O’Day, and Jacob Lascu. She pursued additional classical training at various summer intensives including Joffrey Midwest, ABT Detroit, and the National Ballet School of Canada while also earning a Grade 6 Cecchetti Council certification. Christa continued her ballet training through U of M’s School of Dance under Melissa Beck, Judy Rice, and Amy West. Her contemporary choreography was selected and showcased at the Michigan Youth Arts Festival 2014, 2015 and Detroit Dance City Festival 2015. In addition to being a teacher and choreographer, Christa has danced with companies including ArtLab J Dance, Next Level Dance Company, and Danceworks Performance Company, Milwaukee. She is currently the Rehearsal Director, a choreographer, and company dancer in Milwaukee’s newly established SueMo Dance Company as well as a teacher and choreographer at Studio One Dance Company. Furthermore, Christa is a former state champion gymnast.
Don't miss SueMo Dance Company performing their work A Winged Victory for the Sullen in our Opening Night Concert on Aug. 9th! Buy tickets online TODAY through BrownPaperTickets.com