Impressions Dance Theatre will present its 15th Annual Dance Recital, on Sunday, June 24 at 4pm, under the guidance of Guyanese American Verna Walcott-White, an Award-winning choreographer, Educator, and CEO of the group.
Tickets cost: Kids $10.00, Adults $25.00.
The students from as young as 5-years older, will twirl, pirouette, bop, rock, and boogie, when the curtains open at Public School 9207, 175th Street, Jamaica, (Jamaica Ave/175th St.) under the theme Still WE Rise – 3 The Journey Continues.
The recital, which is being co-sponsored by the Health Education Research Organization/Cancer Inc., headed by president Lorna Welshman-Neblett, will incorporate all genres of dance, choreographer by seasoned dancers, Bobby Carter, Jade Scott, and Victor Brown.
White, a passionate performer who began dancing at the tender age of three, under numerous famous Guyanese and International Instructors, was trained at the Guyana School of Dance, from its inception. Lavina Williams, Haitian-American Dancer and Director, was one of her first instructors.
Ms. Verna, as she is fondly called, went on to become an Instructor, in the Guyana National School of Dance. She also choreographed for the Guyana National Dance Company where her work was shown around the world on the Company’s tour.
Her goal is to enrich the lives of children, by promoting skills that enhances multi-cultural and creative dance, and provide services to the community, to enable children to enjoy a positive learning experience, as they build self-esteem through the discipline of dance.
White is the recipient of numerous accolades that include, Proclamations and Citations, from late, Queens Borough President Helen Marshall, and Queens Borough President Melinda Katz, then, Councilwoman Yvette Clarke, Senator John Sampson, Council Member Mathieu Eugene, Councilman Leroy Comrie and others
She was also presented with the Guyana Cultural Association Award, the Extraordinary Woman’s Award through renowned Vissi Dance Theatre, the Golden Arrowhead Award of Distinction from Brooklyn Borough Hall, in recognition of years of service and mentorship to Community by The Guyana Missions, Consulates and the Guyana Tri-State Alliance Inc., just to name a few.
For more information/tickets, call Verna Walcott-White 347-432-2856, Lorna Welshman-Neblett – 646-522-8005, Malcolm Hall – 646-730-7691, and Wayne Daniels 917-797-8530.