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Dance

Dance

Dance class focuses on fitness for dancers and the dance styles of jazz dance/musical theatre, modern dance, ballet and hip hop. In each class, students develop choreography over nine weeks, which they present to the school in assembly and a dance show. Classes are offered for both beginners and advanced dancers.

Independent dance is designed around the interests of students. Whether choosing one dance style or a number of styles, students learn new moves and create choreography. Students also learn about dance through film and video, increasing their awareness about styles of dance and their own dance vocabulary.

To learn more about the dance program, please contact Director of Dance Jillian Kinard at jillian_kinard@nobles.edu.

Faculty

Jillian Kinard

Dance Program Director and Instructor At nobles since 2009

At the age of five, Jillian Kinard began choreographing dances to the beats of her yellow boombox outside of Chicago. She received her MFA in Choreography and Performance from Smith College and studied dance at Bowdoin College, where she received the Bowdoin Dance Group Award for her choreographic contributions to the program. Outside of Nobles she founded the contemporary dance group, SPUNKandCOmpany Dance, based in Cambridge, Mass. She has taught at Bates Dance Festival Youth Arts Program, Mount Holyoke and Smith College, and as a guest artist at Bowdoin College. She enjoys dancing the most in her kitchen with her toddlers.

At the age of five, Jillian Kinard began choreographing dances to the beats of her yellow boombox outside of Chicago. She received her MFA in Choreography and Performance from Smith College and studied dance at Bowdoin College, where she received the Bowdoin Dance Group Award for her choreographic contributions to the program. Outside of Nobles she founded the contemporary dance group, SPUNKandCOmpany Dance, based in Cambridge, Mass. She has taught at Bates Dance Festival Youth Arts Program, Mount Holyoke and Smith College, and as a guest artist at Bowdoin College. She enjoys dancing the most in her kitchen with her toddlers.

Anna Calamare

Performing Arts Faculty; Dance At nobles since 2015

After graduating with a B.S. in Education with a focus on dance from Bucknell, Anna Calamare spent two years in New York City, dancing and training with Pushing Progress Contemporary Dance Company. Simultaneously, she taught dance classes and led rehearsals at the Art of Dance, a studio based in New Jersey. Calamare returned to her alma mater as a guest artist and choreographer in 2014. In the summer of 2016, she was a dancer in the 4 5 20 Project in New York City. Calamare has been very happy to be given the opportunity to merge her passions for dance and education at Nobles! She also loves hiking with her dog, practicing yoga, and spending time with friends and family.

After graduating with a B.S. in Education with a focus on dance from Bucknell, Anna Calamare spent two years in New York City, dancing and training with Pushing Progress Contemporary Dance Company. Simultaneously, she taught dance classes and led rehearsals at the Art of Dance, a studio based in New Jersey. Calamare returned to her alma mater as a guest artist and choreographer in 2014. In the summer of 2016, she was a dancer in the 4 5 20 Project in New York City. Calamare has been very happy to be given the opportunity to merge her passions for dance and education at Nobles! She also loves hiking with her dog, practicing yoga, and spending time with friends and family.