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Summer Project 2024

To inspire, nurture, and enrich the education of emerging choreographers and dancers by providing a creative environment and process through daily work and evaluation from experienced masters of choreography and music.

Summer Project 2024 is an exciting opportunity to work with master choreographer/teaching artist Eva Stone (Pacific Northwest Ballet School/The Stone Dance Collective). Participants learn how to build dances from the ground up, access creativity, and deepen an understanding of dance making, regardless of previous choreographic experience.

This course gives participants the tools and skills to create dance work from an individual point of view. Participants will have both lecture and creative time as well as outside assignments. The course focuses on utilizing dance as a language, understanding choreographic frameworks, and encourages movement exploration and investigation. It is widely recognized that these specific skills are vital in preparing for a professional dance career. Don’t miss this special opportunity! Reserve your place now…space is limited! 




June 25 – July 16
Tuesdays & Thursdays
(No meeting Thursday, July 4)
4:45 – 6:15pm Pacific Time


July 5 – August 9
11am – 12:30pm Pacific Time


July 16 – August 1
Tuesdays & Thursdays
9:30 – 11am Pacific Time

Eva Stone

Director of Choreography

Eva Stone received a BFA in Performance and Choreography from Arizona State University. After completing a Master of Arts degree in Choreography and Chorological Studies from the Laban Centre in London, England, she formed The Stone Dance Collective. Eva relocated to Seattle in 1995, re-established her company, and began an extensive teaching and lecturing career throughout the Puget Sound and the US. She is currently on faculty at Pacific Northwest Ballet School, where she initiated New Voices: Choreography and Process for Young Women in Dance, a program designed to educate and support the next generation of female choreographers. She recently was awarded a choreographic residency for the National Choreographers Initiative at UC Irvine and for the past ten years, Eva has been annually invited as guest faculty and commissioned choreographer for The Ballet Alliance.  In November of 2019 Eva created F O I L, a mainstage work commissioned by Pacific Northwest Ballet. Excerpts of F O I L were also presented as part of PNB’s 20/21 Digital Season and the Ballet Sun Valley Dance Festival. Eva’s work has been commissioned by On the Boards, Spectrum Dance Theater, Seattle International Dance Festival, and by dance companies across the US. Eva will be creating work for Eugene Ballet as part of their 22/23 season.  Eva is also the founder, producer, and curator of CHOP SHOP: Bodies of Work, an annual contemporary dance festival that features local, national, and international dance artists as well as classes, lectures, and community-based programs.

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