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Master ballet teacher Kat Wildish presents the semi-annual Performing in NY Showcase at The Ailey Citigroup


Monday, August 13, 2012 - 7:30am

August 25 & 26, 2012


150+ Diverse Dancers Perform at Ailey Citigroup Theater

New York, August 13, 2012 - Master ballet teacher Kat Wildish presents the semi-annual Performing in NY Showcase at The Ailey Citigroup Theater with over 150 local and international dancers. The spring program features guest companies Felice Lesser Dance Theater, Ballet Neo, and Arrhythmia Dance Company, in addition to multilevel adult students from all styles of open dance classes across the city.

The three shows run Saturday at 7pm and Sunday at 3pm and 7pm.

"Our showcases continue to grow each time we have them, and this should be our best one yet," says producer Kat Wildish, Ailey Extension faculty member and former ABT and NYCB dancer. "The quality of dance is always improving and I'm thrilled to have students from Japan join us this round." Wildish invites students from The Ailey Extension to perfom alongside budding choreographers and small professional troupes. Everything from ballet to ballroom is represented, and the showcase consistently sells-out in advance.

Ms. Wildish's adult ballet students will perform an adaptation of "Les Sylphides."

Choreographers for the August Showcase are: Karen Arceneaux, Bev Brown, Tony Bradford, Vic Dimonda, Werner Figar & Shimkiri Sawian-Figar, Felice Lesser, Daniel Longo, Akemi Nakano, Erik & Anna Novoa, Susan Rosenbaum, Pavan Thimmaiah, Kate Thomas, and Kat Wildish.

Tickets are 8. Purchase tickets and find more information at
http://www.alvinailey.org/kat-wildish-summer-performing-ny-experience or www.katwildishshowcase.com.

The Performing in NY Showcase was created in 2008 to give Kat Wildish's eclectic adult students a rare opportunity: the chance to perform real classical repertoire in a professional theater in midtown Manhattan. Held 3 weekends per year at the Ailey Citigroup Theater, the programs feature small professional troupes and open class students in other dance styles. The passionate, international cast frequently reaches over 150 artists. Kat believes every dancer deserves the chance to achieve their dreams of performance, no matter their age or level. Her open-level repertory workshop of weekly rehearsals provides top-notch insight and coaching to professional and beginner dancers alike. www.katwildishshowcase.com

Kat Wildish is a master ballet instructor currently on faculty at The Ailey Extension in NYC. A former dancer with ABT and NYCB, she trained at The School of American Ballet on a Ford Foundation Scholarship and has been teaching over 35 years. She is certified in the ABT National Training Curriculum and instructs 12 packed, multi-level ballet and pointe technique classes per week. Kat was a longtime faculty member at Broadway Dance Center and former scholarship director at STEPS. She is the Artistic Director of the Performing in NY Showcase and The NYC Festival of Dance Schools. www.katwildish.com

2012-2013 Performance Schedule at The Ailey Citigroup Theater:

August 25-26, 2012: Performing in NY Showcase

November 23-24, 2012: Performing in NY Showcase
March 29-30, 2013: Performing in NY Showcase
June 14-15, 2013: NYC Festival of Dance Schools

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