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Dance Planet 22 . April 7 - 8
Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing & Visual Arts in the Dallas Arts District
Join us for 2 days of free master classes and Performance Showcases featuring dance styles from around the world.
Sponsored by Dance Council of North Texas, Dallas ISD, Dallas Hip Hop Fest, Texas Commission on the Arts, City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs, and the Dallas Tourism Improvement District.
You're sure to find something for everyone!


 Dance Planet 22 FREE
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Headlining the master classes will be Sarah Lane, recently promoted Principal Dancer at American Ballet Theatre in New York City;
Phil Wright,
premiere Los Angeles choreographer and Hip Hop celebrity; and Angela Harris, Executive Artistic Director of Dance Canvas in Atlanta!


Sarah Lane, Principal Dancer at American Ballet Theatre. Born in San Francisco, California, Sarah Lane began her dance training in Memphis, Tennessee under the direction of Pat Gillespie at the Memphis Classical Ballet. When her family moved to Rochester, New York, she continued instruction with Timothy Draper and Jamey Leverett at the Draper Center for Dance Education. When Lane was 16, she received a full scholarship to the Boston Ballet's Summer Program. In 2000 and 2001, she was awarded first place and the Capezio Class Excellence Award at the North American Ballet Festival. In 2002, Lane was a National YoungArts Foundation Winner in Dance/Ballet, and through YoungArts became a 2002 U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts. Lane was the Silver Medalist, the highest medal in the Junior Division, at the Jackson International Ballet Competition (2002). During the competition, she traveled to Washington, D. C. to perform at the Kennedy Center as a Presidential Scholar in the Arts. That same year, Lane also won the Bronze Medal at the Youth America Grand Prix Competition. Lane joined American Ballet Theatre as an apprentice in August 2003, became a member of the Company's corps de ballet in April 2004 and was appointed a Soloist in August 2007. She was promoted to Principal Dancer in September 2017. Her roles with the Company include a Shade in La Bayadère, Galya in The Bright Stream, the Fairy Spring in Frederick Ashton's Cinderella, Blossom in James Kudelka's Cinderella, Swanilda in Coppélia, Gulnare in Le Corsaire, Amour and a flower girl in Don Quixote, Anne in Christopher Wheeldon's VIII, the Flames of Paris pas de deux, Giselle and the peasant pas de deux in Giselle, Golden Cockerel in The Golden Cockerel, the Young Girl in The Green Table, the Two of Diamonds in Jeu de Cartes, Vera in A Month in the Country, Clara in Alexei Ratmansky's The Nutcracker, Olga in Onegin, the Youngest Sister in Pillar of Fire, one of Juliet's friends in Romeo and Juliet, Celestial in Shadowplay, Princess Aurora and Princess Florine in The Sleeping Beauty, the Young Girl in Le Spectre de la Rose, the pas de deux from Stars and Stripes, Odette/Odile, the pas de trois, Polish Princess and a little swan in Swan Lake, the Waltz in Les Sylphides, a Goat in Sylvia, the leading role in Theme and Variations and roles in AfterEffect, Bach Partita, Birthday Offering, The Brahms-Haydn Variations, Chamber Symphony, Désir, Drink To Me Only With Thine Eyes, Glow-Stop, Her Notes, In the Upper Room, Kaleidoscope, The Leaves Are Fading, Monotones I, Raymonda Divertissements, Seven Sonatas, Sinatra Suite, Some Assembly Required, Souvenir d'un lieu cher, Symphony in C and With A Chance of Rain. She created the Chinese Dance in Alexei Ratmansky's The Nutcracker, the Failry Miettes qui tombent (Breadcrumb) in Ratmansky's The Sleeping Beauty, Miranda in The Tempest, Princess Praline in Whipped Cream and a role in Demis Volpi's Private Light. Lane was a recipient of the Princess Grace Award in 2007 and Leonore Annenberg Fellowship in the Arts in 2008. She was the dancing double for Natalie Portman in Fox Searchlight Pictures' feature film Black Swan.


Phil Wright is a Choreographer and dancer from Florida. He was born in Miami and at the age of nine he began to dance. As his passion grew he began to dance and choreograph professionally in Miami. With hopes of pursuing his dreams at a higher level, Phil moved to California.

He now is currently active as a professional dancer and choreographer. Phil has danced for artists including Will Smith, Chayanne, Nicki Minaj, and Pitbull. He also is a teacher for Millennium Dance Complex, Debbie Reynolds Dance Studio, IDA Dance Academy, and Abby Lee Dance Studio.

He travels as much as he can teaching new students in new areas spreading his knowledge and love of dance.

Angela Harris is the Executive Artistic Director of Dance Canvas, Inc. Angela Harris is originally from Baltimore, MD and is a choreographer, dancer, and a graduate of The Baltimore School for the Arts. She received her dance training at Dance Theater of Harlem, School of the Hartford Ballet, and The Eglevsky Ballet. She attended Mercyhurst College and City College of New York, earning a B.A. in Journalism, while on full ballet scholarship at Steps on Broadway. Angela has danced professionally with The Georgia Ballet, Columbia City Ballet, and Urban Ballet Theater in NYC. Angela’s Atlanta theatre performance credits include Sophisticated Ladies and Degas' Little Dancer (u/s) at the Alliance Theatre, as well as numerous productions with the Aurora Theater, including A Chorus Line, where she starred as Kristine DeLuca.  She was a principal in Jasmine Guy’s production of Daughters of Alpha, in New Orleans, as well as a soloist dancer in the national tour of The Thorn, choreographed by Deanna McBrearty of New York City Ballet. Her choreography has been performed by The Georgia Ballet, Steps on Broadway Ensemble, Ballet Lubbock, Savannah Arts Academy, as well as other companies and schools across the country. She choreographed Bridges of Madison County (Aurora Theater), Little Shop of Horrors (Actor's Express), Wonka and West Side Story (Fabrefaction Theater) and most recently, True Color's Theater Company's new production of 'The First Noel’. Angela is an instructor at Dekalb School for the Arts and Academy of Ballet.  She was the ballet instructor at the Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute in 2015 & 2016, and has been a master class instructor at colleges & universities across the country. Angela was awarded the 2012 Emerging Artist Award in Dance from The City of Atlanta's Office of Cultural Affairs and received a proclamation from the Atlanta City Council.  Angela was selected as one of five Inaugural National Visiting Fellows at the School of American Ballet in NYC. Most recently, Angela received an SDCF Observership and worked with Susan Stroman on the new musical, Little Dancer, during its Development Lab for Broadway.

In addition to her artistic projects, Angela also is the Executive Artistic Director of Dance Canvas, Inc., a career development organization for emerging professional choreographers and youth. Angela conceived and founded Dance Canvas after witnessing the difficult path and lack of professional opportunities for young choreographers. Additionally, Dance Canvas was envisioned to create relatable professional dance experiences and new dance patrons in the Atlanta area. Since 2008, Dance Canvas has presented World Premiere choreography from 79 emerging professional choreographers, showcased over 200 professional dancers, introduced over 1000 children and teens to dance through the DC NEXT youth program curriculum, and performed for over 15,000 audience members.  Angela has developed youth dance/career development programs for the City of Atlanta’s Office of Cultural Affairs (Culture Club and ArtsCool), recording artist, Usher's New Look Foundation, and the Tupac Amaru Shakur Foundation.  She has forged partnerships with the Atlanta Ballet, Georgia Tech, Atlantic Station, Rialto Center for the Arts, National Black Arts Festival and Kennesaw State University.  Through Dance Canvas, Angela has been a catalyst, consultant, and resource for numerous new dance organizations and artists throughout metro Atlanta.  She received the 2011 Emerging Leader Award from Americans for the Arts and American Express, and was selected to be in the 2014 class of Arts Leaders of Metro Atlanta (ALMA).  Angela served on the national Emerging Leaders Council for Americans for the Arts from 2011 - 2014.