RS 2016 – SHOW WEEK/ Meet the Choreographers #7 – Laura Selle-Virtucio!

It’s here! Rhythmically Speaking 2016 opens the Thursday, August 18th, at 7:30pm at the Southern Theater in Minneapolis. For details on directions, to buy tickets and more, visit our show page.

AND . . . meet Laura Selle-Virtucio, our seventh feature out of the seven choreographers who are presenting work in this weekend’s show:

Zenon-All Parts Are Welcome by Morgan Thorson-Photo by William Cameron-Dancer_Laura Selle Virtucio

Photo by Bill Cameron.

Laura Selle Virtucio | has performed with several Minneapolis-based companies since receiving her BFA in Dance at the University of Minnesota in 1999. She has been with Shapiro & Smith Dance for nearly 15 years, performing, serving as rehearsal director and restaging the company’s repertory across the country. She spent 10 years with Stuart Pimsler Dance & Theater and four years with Zenon Dance company, in addition to performing with Black Label Movement. She also currently dances for choreographer Chris Schlichting. She is the recipient of a 2007 McKnight Fellowship for Dancers and a Sage Award for Best Performer, as well as recognition from City Pages as Best Dancer of the Year 2001.  Laura teaches modern and jazz dance at the St. Paul Conservatory for the Arts, and has served as adjunct faculty at the University of Minnesota, St. Olaf College, and Gustavus Adolphus College.  When she’s not dancing, she’s playing trains with her awesome toddler, Silas.

Come catch Laura’s work and that of six other fantastic jazz, rhythm-driven and vernacularly-inspired choreographers at Rhythmically Speaking 2016 this weekend!

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