RIFF Dallas 2020 Residencies
Anthony Morigerato is the executive director and choreographer for the New York City based AM Productions (2007-Present). Anthony was also the artistic director of the AM Dance Project from 2006-2008. As a performer Anthony has been a soloist and member of Michael Minery's Tapaholics and is the lead tap dancer and choreographer for the musical group Matt and Anthony. He has performed on stages all over the world and on television on the Tony Danza Show and NBC's America's Got Talent. Anthony is an accomplished dancer in all disciplines having trained at Marymount Manhattan College where he performed the work of ballet and modern luminaries such as Robert Battle, Elizabeth Higgins, Jiri Kylian, Katie Langan, David Parsons, and William Soleu. He has served as an adjudicator and master teacher for dance organizations, competitions, theater schools, and dance studios throughout the nation since 1999, having students go on to perform in every medium of the performance industry on stages all over the world. Anthony continues to travel the nation performing, teaching, and choreographing, while students flock to NYC to study with him privately.
Thursday, January 16, 2020
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm & 1:00pm-4:00pm
Place: Next Step Dance 6635 Cowboys Way, Suite 130 Frisco, TX 75034
Derick K. Grant is a native of Boston, MA and an award-winning tap performer and choreographer. He began his training at the Roxbury Center for the Performing Arts and studied “hoofin” style from master tap dancer, Dianne Walker. He went on to train at Universal Dance Design Studio with Paul Kennedy and spent three years with the Jazz Tap Ensemble touring the world. He was given the Princess Grace Award for Upcoming Young Artist and The Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Featured Actor for his role in Bring in ‘Da Noise, Bring in ‘Da Funk. Recently returning from his three-month tour of A Night Out: Tap!, Grant’s newest choreography and performance with Jazz Tap Ensemble, held at the Joyce Theater, has been praised by the The New York Times stating, “Mr. Grant let gusts of rhythm propel him with remarkable velocity!”
Derick’s Live Band Experience will begin on Friday morning, January 17, 2020 and his piece will perform in the TAPN2TAP Concert on Sunday, January 19, 2020.
Friday, January 17, 2020 9:00am-12:00pm & 1:00-4:00pm
Saturday, January 18, 2020 8:30am-10:00am
Sunday, January 19, 2020 9:00am-10:00am plus a tech at the theater
Led by Scott Poiley, Skyra Productions is fast becoming a leader in industry film shorts in dance. They have been selected by Indie Short Fest in 2019 and Best Shorts Competition 2019 while winning at the Top Shorts 2019 and Los Angeles Film Awards 2019. Scott will be bringing his expertise, cinematographer, and film experience to RIFF Dallas! Students of this residency will participate in making their own film short that will be presented at the RIFF Student Showcase.
Scott’s breakthrough film, Sound Language, featuring Nicholas Van Young, Maud Arnold, and Christopher Broughton, will also be premiered at the TAPN2TAP Concert, January 19 at the Eisemann Theater.
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Friday, January 17, 2020 10:00am-1:00pm & 2:00pm-6:00pm