NAISDA Dance College
Three graduates of NAISDA Dance College spent one week in Charlottesville, Virginia as guests of the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection and the University of Virginia’s Dance Program. Dancers Taree Sansbury, Thomas E.S. Kelly, and Hans Ahwang, with Carole Johnson, Artistic Director Emeritus and founder of NAISDA Dance College, taught students in ‘Modern Dance II’ and ‘Dance and Culture’ at the University of Virginia (UVA). They showcased contemporary Indigenous dance for the public during a large public art event at McGuffey Art Center and provided a two-hour dance workshop for 25 community members. They taught an after-school program at City of Promise, a cradle-to-college-and-career pathway for children from Charlottesville’s at-risk neighborhoods. In addition, Hans Ahwang coached 19 UVA student models who participated in the Culture Couture Fashion Performance the following month.