Middlesex County College Presents Dance Ensemble April 26 & 27

(Photo provided by Middlesex County College)

(Photo provided by Middlesex County College)

EDISON — The Middlesex County College Dance Ensemble will present its 12th annual spring dance concert entitled Dance It Up! on Friday, April 26 and Saturday, April 27. Both performances will be held in the Performing Arts Center on the College’s Edison Campus at 7 p.m. and are free.

“The title of this show has much meaning, in that most dances presented are inspired by the word ‘up,’” said Aimee Mitacchione, artistic director and professor of dance at the College. “Some pieces are about going upward, an uplifting mood, rising above, or anything up out of reach. Mostly, our dance company is modern dance-based, yet also branches out to other styles such as hip-hop, jazz, tap, contemporary, ballet, and now even baton twirling! It is, yet again, a delight to have professional choreographer Lees Hummel, currently the director of education for Lustig Dance Theater, return to work with our dancers.”

Student and alumni choreographers include Jhonny Ade, Abagail Allen, Tristan Davis, Tabitha Edwards, Rodney Green, Melissa Hurst, Caitlin McHugh, Kiersten Morgan, Janine Negron, Alicia Pagan, Joisa Reyes, Asia Vaganek, and Nicole Zygler.

“Our dancers range from advanced professionals in the dance field to absolute beginners,” Professor Mitacchione said. “The MCC Dance Program prides itself on providing opportunities to a diverse group of artists who may not have otherwise been given the chance to gain performance experience. We strive to provide a professional concert that will be thought provoking and inspirational.”

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