My vision for doRVA has been in my heart for years and with the support of Shannon McConville of STAVNA ballet we have been able to successfully tell the stories of 15 local dancers this year! We have 6 more dancers currently scheduled and are excited to feature more local dancers in 2018! Thank you for following along, we know you are equally inspired by these dancers. Richmond has so much talent in the dance scene and we are honored to share this talent!
When Shannon shared that STAVNA was going to perform Snow White this season, we immediately had a vision of a shoot in the snow! Thankfully mother nature liked this idea too and we were able to catch up with former doRVA Morgan and get to meet her prince Devin who will soon be featured on doRVA! So, for now, I'd love to share Meet Snow White & Her Prince who will be performing in STAVNA's Snow White.
***Special thank you to former doRVA Rachel Seeholzer for all the behind the scenes love helping us on this shoot! You are a super star!!***
We are super excited over at Stavna Ballet gearing up for our annual full-length January Ballet. An evil queen, a beautiful court, adorable woodland creatures, and entertaining dwarves promise to make it a memorable day at the ballet. Tickets are currently on sale and are going fast! Don't miss the chance to see one of the hottest names around town put their classic-meets-contemporary spin on this age-old story where a prince saves his princess, and they live happily ever after.
Catching back up with MORGAN NORGE
Morgan started dancing at the age of three and has loved it ever since. She danced at a neighborhood studio until the age of sixteen, when she came to the Stavna Ballet. The following summer, she studied at the Joffrey Ballet School in New York and performed at the Symphony Space Theater. She has performed in multiple shows with the Stavna Ballet including Carnival of the Animals, Snow White, and the Wizard of Oz. After spending one season as a trainee, Morgan was promoted to company member in 2015.
Meet, Snow Prince, DEVIN SWEET
Devin Sweet -Born and raised in upstate New York, Devin began his dance training at the age of 4 with the Fokine Ballet Company. He spent his summers in Saratoga Springs training with the New York City Ballet before enrolling at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. During his time at UNCSA, he studied under the tutelage of many great teachers, including Warren Conover, Gyula Pandi, Ethan Stiefel, Frank Smith, Melissa Hayden, and Christine Spizzo.
After spending several years dancing professionally, Devin shifted his focus toward teaching, coaching, and freelance performance work. Currently Devin continues to perform and teach with schools and companies across the east coast