Visions In Motion
- Of Mice and Music
- May Choreography Showcase
Fees / Guidelines
- $60 per month auto draft
- Must take at least two academy technique classes in addition to rehearsals.
Visions In Motion "VIM"
Visions in Motion is Tapestry's Adult/Teen Student Company. Visions in Motion operates under the umbrella of Tapestry Dance Company's Producing Artistic Director, Acia Gray and VIM Director Siobhan Alexis.
Visions in Motion explores the Tapestry philosophy through the rehearsal process and public performance. Members rehearse with guest and resident choreographers in the development of multi-form based rhythm tap dance works.
REQUIREMENTS AND AUDITIONS
Dancers interested in Visions in Motion must be 16 years of age to audition for the company. Company members are required to take one tap class per week within the Tapestry Dance Academy. Additional rehearsals may be called at the director's discretion to prepare for performances. Visions in Motion concerts will be held in the spring and the company performs with the Professional Company in Of Mice & Music - A Jazz Tap Nutcracker at the Long Center/Rollins Theatre in December of each season.
Visions in Motion members are responsible for the annual academy registration fee, the costs of Tapestry technique classes and $60 in monthly company dues which begin each September.
Open auditions for male and female dancers are held at the beginning of each September. Dancers who are enrolled in Tapestry’s adult academy technique classes are eligible and encouraged to audition. For further information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Visions In Motion Director
- Siobhan Alexis
Siobhan joined Tapestry Dance Company, under the direction of Acia Gray, as an apprentice at 19 years old. Since 2007, she has continued to work her way through the ranks of the company and has performed over 23 original evening-length shows in the Rollins Theater at The Long Center. She also was fortuitous to earn a role in the cast of the NEA American Masterpieces production of The Souls Of Our Feet- A Celebration of American Tap Dance. She toured with this production for four years to Canada, throughout the United States, then finally to the east coast of China in 2011. In 2012 she joined the cast of A Chronological Life Story of a Few Tap Dancers at The Vancouver International Tap Festival, under the direction of Matthew Shields, and was elated to join the faculty of Montreal Tap Festival as a demonstrator for Arthur Duncan. Additionally, she acted as Dance Captain for Rhythm Lives, under the direction of Matt Shields. The following year she returned to Montreal as a faculty member and soloist as well as The Toronto Rhythm Initiative under the direction of Allison Toffan (2014), Soul to Sole International Tap Festival under the direction of Acia Gray (2014-2019). She has performed in Tapestry and as a soloist, judged, and taught at DansEncore International Dance Festival, in Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, under the direction of Claire Mayer (2011-2019). In 2015, Siobhan received an Austin Critics’ Table Award as "Best Dancer In Austin." Siobhan also appeared in Thelonious in NYC, a tribute show to Thelonious Monk, under the direction of Parisian tap legend, Sarah Petronio. Siobhan is currently the Artistic Director of Visions in Motion, Tapestry’s nonprofessional Adult Dance Company. She completed her 11th season as a Principal Dancer and her fifth season as the Dance Captain of Tapestry Dance Company. Siobhan is currently returning to school to become a Dance Trauma Therapist and is pursuing a career in public speaking to inspire individuals to revitalize their lives after facing adversity.