Houston's dance scene is about to get a little richer. The newly-launched Vitacca Productions & Company will include a pre-professional troupe, a choreographic fellowship, outreach initiatives and commercial dance services for conferences, galas and other events. The company is led by Kelly Ann Vitacca, who serves as Dance Houston's creative director and worked as artistic coordinator for Houston Ballet. Renowned ballet master Phillip Broomhead, of The Royal Ballet and Houston Ballet, will be artistic advisor and ballet master.
The Vitacca Dance Project Pre-Professional Company will have its debut this November at Dance Chicago's Annual Dance Festival. The list of guest choreographers includes Joseph Walsh, Houston Ballet's celebrated principal dancer. The company will be open to 10-15 dancers ages 13-18, who will receive advanced ballet and contemporary coaching as a launchpad to a professional dance career.
The Vitacca Community Project will offer a choreographic fellowship for aspiring dancemakers ages 16–25. Select participants will be invited to work as choreographic apprentices under a professional choreographer during the creation of a new work.
To learn more and apply for one of the programs, visit vitacca.org.