Earlier this month, in two appearances, members of the Canyon Movement Company and the cast performed free demonstration/lectures for approximately 500 Thomas Elementary School students, 300 Tuba City Thunderbird School students, and 300 Knoles Elementary School students at Sinagua Middle School.
Canyon Movement Company had also presented the "Nutcracker Suite in Modern Bare Feet" for the community in December performances. About 50 local school students were in the production, as well as another 20 adults from the community, NAU and CCC.
The lead character, Clara, was danced by Ellie Williams, a student at Coconino High School. This production featured guest artists and choreographers, including assistant director Cori Wall, Canyon Dance Academy, Velocity Dance Company, Al Rakasaat and more. Canyon Movement Company dancers/choreographers include director Gina Darlington, Kristi Long, Sarah Thomas, Jodi James, Barbara Seckinger, Jessica Taylor and Cori Wall. Additional choreographers include Juan Lopez, Nathanial Haviland and Carla Ambler.