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ADT's Summer Intensive 2024- NOW ENROLLING

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If you have any questions, please reach out to us by email at info@alaskadancetheatre.org or by phone at (907)277-9591.

 
 

Meet Our Guest Artists!

 

Mark & Danielle Tucker - Eugene Ballet Principal Dancers



 

Mark Tucker



Mark Tucker is honored to be taking part in his sixteenth season with Eugene Ballet Company. Mark began his training in his home state of Hawaii with Ballet Hawaii.  As well as continuing his training in Miami, Houston, and Washington DC, Mark attended The North Carolina School of the Arts where he graduated high school and obtained a BFA in Classical Ballet with a minor in Modern Dance. Mark joined Eugene Ballet in 2008 and was promoted to Principal Dancer in 2015.  Mark has defined his career as a strong partner and has had the opportunity to dance an expanding range of roles with choreographers and directors both internationally and from across the country. 


 

Danielle Tucker



Danielle Tucker received her early training from Connecticut Dance School and attended the University of Utah where she graduated with a BFA in Ballet Performance and a BS in Business Management. She joined Eugene Ballet in 2008 as an Apprentice, was promoted to the Company in 2011, and Principal in 2015. Last season, Danielle had the privilege to help set ballets and work alongside the artistic staff and guest choreographers. Danielle is an instructor for Eugene Ballet Academy and also performs and teaches throughout the northwest.  Danielle is a proud mom to two sons, Luca and Theo, whom she shares with her husband and fellow principal dancer Mark Tucker.


 


In 2015 Mark starred alongside his wife Danielle. “Dancing the role of Don Jose across from my wife was one of the most memorable and powerful moments I have ever experienced on stage.” He then added “the only thing that may beat that is dancing Siegfried with Danielle while she was pregnant with our first son Luca. He was moving around like crazy during Black Swan.” 2022-2023 was a big year for Mark and Danielle, The Sleeping Beauty, as well as being a part of two world premieres, Petrushka and The Little Mermaid. They also welcomed their second son, Theo into the world. Follow them on Instagram @markdani8688

 

Kelly Chase



Kelly Chase is an alumni of Alaska Dance Theatre! Kelly is currently a San Francisco based artist and is a member of the Alonzo King LINES Training Program. She received her BFA in Dance from Florida State University. Kelly was a company member of the Tallahassee Ballet for three years under Artistic Director Tyrone Brooks, performing repertoire by Christopher Huggins and more. She is also an alumni of The School at Jacob’s Pillow Contemporary Ensemble 2023, where she performed repertoire by Ronald Brown, Jennifer Archibald, and Amy J. Garner. Kelly performed ‘The Running Show’ with Monica Bill Barnes & Company at the La Jolla Playhouse WOW Festival. Kelly has presented work at Joe Goode Annex as an Emerging Choreographer with Mark Foehringer Dance Project (SF), with the LINES Training Program, at the Center for Performance Research (NYC), at Florida State University, at ACDA representing Florida State University, with the Anchorage Festival of Music, and at dance competitions such as NUVO and YAGP. Kelly has been teaching and choreographing with Alaska Dance Theatre since 2020!



 

Kali Dey




Kali Dey, an award-winning dancer, singer, actress, and choreographer, she was born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska. In 2019, she toured China as a Ballet Ambassador, performing in "Aladdin" with Long Beach Ballet, Guangzhou Ballet, and Etute Ballet. Kali began her pre-professional dance training at Alaska Dance Theatre, studying various styles including Ballet, Contemporary, Modern, Jazz, Broadway, and Tap. She is a proud ADT Alumni. She attended intensives and workshops, including those with Long Beach Ballet, Eugene Ballet, Alonzo King Lines Ballet, Ballet Austin, and Ballet West. Kali has attended competitions like YAGP and has won numerous awards and scholarships from NUVO. A multi-talented artist, at 13 she attended the ARTS program with Kim Myers, earning a scholarship to New York Film Academy. Kali is pursuing higher education at Boise State University graduating in May 2024 with a bachelor’s in finance, a Dance minor, and a Marketing Minor. She has performed with Idaho Dance Theatre since 2020 and began debuting original choreography in 2022. Mentored by esteemed professionals her mentors include Farah Zoetmulder, Melissa Jabaay, David Wilcox, Ilya Burov, Kristen Vierthaler, Blair Robinson, Marla Hansen, Yurek Hansen, and Anna Adaska. Kali continues to live and breathe the Boise and Alaska dance community and eagerly anticipates future endeavors.



 

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