Guest Artist in Residency 2023-2024

WhenWhoGrade Level Genre
Jan 8 – 12Bella MaisonetHigh SchoolContemporary
Jan 8 – 12Kyle ColemanMiddle SchoolHip Hop
Feb 5 – 9Dr. Anuradha MuraliMiddle SchoolIndian
Feb 5 – 9 Kendrick PasleyHigh SchoolHip Hop & Jazz
Feb 26 – Mar 1Stephen DuaneHigh SchoolSwing
Feb 26 – Mar 1Julie ClarkMiddle SchoolModern
Mar 11 – 15Zimone MinceyHigh SchoolJazz

**** Special Ballet piece for departmental is by audition only. For any Middle or High school dancers who have ballet experience. ****

**** One more audition based piece TBA****

Guest Bios:

Dr. Anuradha Murali

Dr. Anuradha Murali, Artistic Director of Mrudani School of Performing Arts, had formal training in Bharathanatyam from Radha Srinivassan, Shanta and VP Dhananjayan (India) and Adyar K. Lakshman (India). She has also received formal training in Kuchipudi from P. Rajeshwari and Guru Vempati Chinna Satyam, Kuchipudi Art Academy, (India). As an Adjunct Professor of Dance, Anuradha has taught Bharathanatyam and Kuchipudi at Columbia College, Columbia, SC. As an Instructor of Dance, she has taught Bharathanatyam at the University of South Carolina, Department of Dance. She has written several scholarly articles and guidelines in teaching bharathanatyam and kuchipudi technique to dance majors, studying at community colleges and universities. Anuradha has been awarded numerous grants for dance choreography, dance performance, and dance education, including the “Natyasevika” award, Chennai, India in October, 2019. Anuradha has performed at prestigious dance festivals in USA, India, Japan, France, South Korea, Greece, Italy and Brazil.

Bella Maisonet

Bella Maisonet is a professional dancer, award winning choreographer, and stylist currently located in Philadelphia, PA. She is a bi-coastal artist who continues to spread her love for training to studios + conventions all over the country. Bella grew up in the convention scene learning + assisting some of the dance worlds most incredible artists. Once graduating she began her dream of traveling to New York to study Hiphop/Street Jazz, Contemporary + Jazz in the Professional Program at Broadway Dance Center where she now returns as an Alumni Choreographer to the program. Since the program it has become Bellas mission to keep a bright light on the training side of dance whether it be judging competitions across the country, hosting workshops, performing in Carnival events, or setting choreography for studios + dance companies between NYC and LA. In her free time, she is working on the evolution of her stylistic choices through brands under URBN. Bella wants to spread her love + joy with each soul she meets along her journey in hopes to inspire the next generation to show how much hard work, commitment, dedication, and love it takes to reach their dreams. To Bella, any art form is more than what you bring forward, but why.

Zimone Xia Mincey

Zimone Xia Mincey is an all-around dancer born and raised in South Carolina, where
she trained and won several scholarships. These scholarships allowed her to attend The Edge Performing Arts Center and Debbie Allen Dance Academy. Zimone is a Charleston School of the Arts Dance Major Alumni. She is also a graduate of The Ailey School: Certificate Program in New York City. She won the dance contest on “Dick Clarks’s Rockin Eve 2016” and worked on several MTV projects, including “Say It In A Song.” She has traveled the world performing Bollywood in China, Bahrain, South Africa, and Canada. She was a member of L!nk The Movement Contemporary Company for four years and has performed on staple New York City Stages. Mincey was selected as a soloist at The National Cultural Center in Guyana, South America, with Keen Dance Theater. She has taught at many studios worldwide and won the title “Top Choreographer” for three years. She is also the Great Mats “Teacher of the Year” 1st Runner Up. Zimone is currently a full-time Choreographer and Director for many students around the US.