Dance Generators Announces
New Artistic Director
Northampton, MA -- The Dance Generators are
thrilled to announce that Maureen Shea, former member (2004-2006), is
rejoining the company as its Artistic Director. She takes over this
position from Kristin Horrigan, Artistic Director 2006-2014, who
succeeded company founder Amie Dowling (Artistic Director 1997-2006).
“I am deeply grateful to Kristin for the way she has so well-managed the
company and the care she’s put into its growth. She truly cares about
each of the members. I look forward to the delight and challenge of
continuing the legacy of this incredible intergenerational performance
work,” Maureen states.
Originally from Ottawa (Canada), Maureen has
danced for Canadian choreographers Marc Boivin, Yvonne Coutts &
Sylvie Desrosiers; worked with Bread & Puppet Theater; and founded
the Grasshoppa Dance Exchange. She currently teaches creative
contemporary dance for children in Cummington (Grasshoppa Dance), in the
Northampton area (The School for Contemporary Dance & Thought), and
directs The Dolphin Dancers children's performance group. Maureen is a
PMA certified Pilates instructor and teaches mat and apparatus classes
at The Pilates Room in Cummington and The Pilates Studio in Hadley.
Dance Generators is excited for the coming year,
which will begin with fall community classes, led by Maureen. Community
classes will be held on 4 consecutive Tuesdays: September 23, 30,
October 7, and 14, at 12:30pm. These classes are open to people of all
ages, and with any amount of dance experience. The location of the
classes will be announced by the end of the summer.
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