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2021 CCBC Dance Company
Fall Concert

CCBC Dundalk, John E. Ravekes Theatre
Production Team
Melinda Blomquist
Artistic Director
Tommy Parlon
Dance Coordinator
Kristi Schaffner
Associate Director
Marc Smith
Technical Director
Lighting & Sound Designer
Lisa L. Boeren
Production Coordinator
Dance Company
Justin Allen
Adria Applebee
Sarah Harris
Rachel Huber
Elena Laird
Stephanie O'Hare

Melinda Blomquist
Alice Howes
Adrienne Kraus Latanishen
Tommy Parlon
Kristi Schaffner
Company E, Guest Choreographer


Funded In Part By 

Virginia Cretella Mars Foundation

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Artistic Director's Note

The CCBC Dance Company is thrilled to perform live this semesterIt has been two years since we were able to be on stage with an audience, it is wonderful to share our art with youWhile we have continued to work in our studios wearing masks, cleaning after classes and rehearsals, it has been wonderful to prepare for a live performance. Recognizing that the dancers would need “breathing” time between pieces, we also created several screen dance works. We were able to film site-specific work around campus in addition to preparing works for live performance. While there are times when on film the dancers are not wearing masks, we did follow social distancing protocols and cleaned after every dancer was filmed individually as well as when they were masked and filmed in groups. Each piece comes from the unique viewpoint of the choreographer. Some of the works are only possible on the screen. Others are works created for the stage, that we able to share with you once again in a live performance. 

We are also continuing our collaboration with Towson University Dance Program - MERGE: Bridging the Gap Between High School to  Community College to University to Professional Artist. The project highlights prominent female artistic directors and/or choreographers in a one-week residency including restaging of choreographic works on both Towson University and Community College of Baltimore County dance majors, free masterclasses for selected Baltimore County Public High School students and the community. MERGE culminates in a cross-exchange performance between dance majors from both Towson University and the Community College of Baltimore County in our annual concerts. Building, Merging and Mentoring students from high school to community college to the university level in dance. This concert features work restaged by Tara Compton Parsan from Company E and CCBC Dance Alum Kelsey Lewis.

As I have watched the dancers work throughout the pandemic and continue to grow as artists and individuals,I am reminded we need to continue to find a way to share the exquisite wonder of movement and meaning, especially in challenging times. I hope that you find moments of understanding, moments of sorrow, but most importantly – moments of peace and joy, as you watch these works. 

As CCBC Performing Arts is focused on reminding us that “Still I Rise,” we continue to dance and create; we continue to find art in our lives. 

Enjoy the performance!
Melinda Blomquist
Artistic Director, CCBC Dance Company


Business *Not Usual  
Choreography: Kristi Schaffner
Music: Impromptu (Interlude), Sequoia, Maybe Everything Will Be Okay by Dynamic Cheddar Dog  
Dancers: Justin Allen, Adria Applebee, Stephanie O'Hare
Costumes: Kristi Schaffner and Charisse Secrest 

Shifting Sand
Improv Structure Created by: Adrienne Kraus Latanishen
Music: Flamenco Sketches by Miles Davis
Dancers: Justin Allen, Sophie Crowell, Sarah Harris, Elena Laird,
Ericka Lowery, Stephanie O'Hare 
Costumes: Adrienne Kraus Latanishen
Videographer: Emerald Lodgen and Kaylah Jackson
Video Editing: Adrienne Kraus Latanishen 


3 + (Three for 3) 
Choreography: Alice Howes
Music: V
intage and A Blind Purpose by Break of Reality
Dancers: Sarah Harris, Elena Laird, Stephanie O'Hare 
Costumes: Alice Howes and Charisse Secrest


Tips for Tap 
Choreography: Adrienne Kraus Latanishen and Dancers
Music: Hot Lunch Jam by Irene Cara 
Dancers: Rachel Huber, Elena Laird, Stephanie O'Hare 
Costumes: Adrienne Kraus Latanishen
Video & Editing: Adrienne Kraus Latanishen 
Sound Recording: Brian Comotto
*Special thanks to George Fotis and The Fountain at Drug City Pharmacy for letting us use their space. 


Toivomus Lapsi (excerpt) 
Choreography: Melinda Blomquist and the dancers
Music: Kyrie by William Byrd
Dancers: Adria Applebee, Sarah Harris, Rachel Huber, Stephanie O'Hare  
Costumes: Melinda Blomquist and Charisse Secrest 

Intermission – 10 minutes 

Phone Tap
Choreography: Stephanie O'Hare
Music: iPhone Reflection Ringtone Remix by Mick's Tape; iPhone Opening Ringtone Remix by Mick's Tape; Original iPhone Ringtone by Apple; iPhone Text Message - Sound Effects by Apple; All Default Ringtones from the Verizon LG vx8350 by Verizon; Black Berry - Spirit Ringtone (Remix) by Harry Josson; Motorola Ringtone Remix 2021: Hello Moto by Motorola; Nokia - Espionage (Eizex Remix) by Eizex 9; All Ringtones of the Nokia 3310 by Nokia; Nokia Message Tone Evolution by Nokia

Dancers: Adria Applebee, Sarah Harris, Rachel Huber
Costumes: Stephanie O'Hare
Faculty Mentor: Melinda Blomquist

This work is in partial fulfillment of the AFA degree in Dance


Waltz Nostalgic 
Choreography: Adrienne Kraus Latanishen and dancers
Music: Little Waltz by Ron Carter 
Dancers: Adria Applebee, Rachel Huber, Elena Laird, Stephanie O'Hare 
Costumes: Adrienne Kraus Latanishen
Video & Editing:  Adrienne Kraus Latanishen 


tangles of silken threads 
Choreography: Tommy Parlon 
Music: Spectral by The Higher Intelligence Agency 
Dancers: Justin Allen, Adria Applebee, Stephanie O'Hare 
Costumes: Tommy Parlon and Charisse Secrest


Voila Viola (excerpts)
Choreography: Robert J. Priore 
Restaging: Company E artists Robert J. Priore & Tara Compton Parsan with Kelsey Lewis and Kelsey Rohr 
Music: Come See About Me by The Supremes; Misty by Sarah Vaughn; You Don't Own Me by Lesley Gore; Where The Boys Are by Connie Francis; I Can't Help Falling in Love by Elvis Presley with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
CCBC Dance Company: Justin Allen, Adria Applebee, Sarah Harris, Rachel Huber, Elena Laird, Stephanie O'Hare 
Towson University Repertory: Madeline Anderson, Margaret Fiske, Brianna Jackson, Maya Richardson, Taylor Richardson, Eliana Slaney
Costumes: Melinda Blomquist, Tara Compton Parsan and Candice Webster
Program Note: Early 2021 brought the loss of choreographer Robert J. Priore's grandfather, a loss that rocked his family and made Priore look introspectively at the marks his relationships left. Voila Viola explores different vignettes of love, community and his family's intergenerational relationships, lineage and rich traditions.


Creative Team

Melinda Blomquist

Artistic Director/Choreographer

Adrienne Kraus Latanishen


Tommy Parlon

Dance Coordinator/Choreographer

Kristi Schaffner

Associate Director/Choreographer

Alice Howes


Company E

Guest Choreographer

Tara Compton Parsan

Company E

Kelsey Lewis

Company E

Robert J. Priore

Company E

Kelsey Rohr

Company E

Charisse Secrest


Marc Smith

Technical Director/Lighting & Sound Designer

Charlie Woods

Run Crew

Lisa L. Boeren

Production Coordinator

Amy Jones

Production Photographer

2021 Fall Dance Concert Promo

Special Thanks

Dr. Sandra Kurtinitis
CCBC President
Dr. Joaquin Martinez
Provost & Vice President of Instruction
Dr. William Watson
Dean, School of Arts & Communication
Professor Nick VanHorn
Chair, Performing Arts and Humanities
Dr. Rebecca Ocampo 
Arts Pathways Coordinator
Dr. Anne M. Lefter
Director, Performing Arts
Johanna Lawrence
Administrative Support Assistant, Performing Arts
Cathy Kratovil
Communications Assistant, School of Arts & Communication
Doug Heinle
Designer, CCBC Creative Services
James Adelman
CCBC Purchasing Director
Emilie Cherry
Director, CCBC High School Collaboration

The Towson University Department of Dance
The Towson University Community Dance is a part of The College of Fine Arts and Communications
Catherine Horta-Hayden
Chair, The Towson University Dance Department
Candice Webster, Dance Director
The Towson University Dance Department Faculty & Community


CCBC School of Arts and Communication

Dr. William Watson, Dean
Professor Will Niebauer, Chair, Arts and Design
Professor Nick VanHorn, Chair, Performing Arts and Humanities
Professor Michael Walsh, Chair, Communication Arts
Dr. Anne Lefter, Director, Performing Arts

The Arts at CCBC

Dr. Anne Lefter, Director
Johanna Lawrence, Assistant to the Director
G. Maurice “Moe” Conn, Technical Director
Jason Randolph, Technical Director
Marc Smith, Technical Director
Nicole Buckingham Kern, Galleries Coordinator
Lisa Boeren, Box Office Manager
Brad Norris, Production Manager
Emilyann Craighead, Galleries Assistant
Eva Grove, Costume Assistant
Thom Purdy, Box Office Assistant
Cathy Kratovil, Communications Assistant

Dance at CCBC

Tommy Parlon | Coordinator, choreographer
Melinda Blomquist | Dance Company Director, choreographer
Kristi Schaffner | Dance Company Associate Director, choreographer
Adrienne Kraus Latanishen | faculty choreographer



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