Synergy Dance Company seeks to share dance as an art form with the campus community and the community at large by presenting innovative performances of guest artist, faculty, and student choreography. The company members are dynamic performers as well as imaginative choreographers who present dance as a wonderfully diverse and lively performance art.
This year Synergy is thrilled to present Progressions, November 21-23 at the Ragan Theater on the UVU Campus. Guest choreographers include Tara McArthur of the Ririe Woodbury Company and Screendance artist Aleisha Paspuel. Artistic Director Monica Campbell will premier a new work, along with five student choreographers. Don't miss this evening of innovative contemporary dance.
Artistic Director's Bio
Monica Campbell danced nationally and internationally with Diavolo Dance Theater from 1999-2006. Additionally, she acted as the rehearsal director from 2002-2004 and associate artistic director from 2004-2006. Other professional credits include dancing with Molissa Fenley and Dancers at the Lincoln Center Out of Doors Festival, Malashock Dance & Company and the Regina Klenjoski Dance Company. Campbell went on to complete an MFA in Modern Dance from the University of Utah in 2009. While there, she was awarded a Graduate Teaching Assistantship, as well as a Graduate Research Fellowship for her work Tabula Rasa that premiered in Fall '09.
Campbell has shown her choreography in Salt Lake City, Minneapolis, Los Angeles, Idaho as well as Cordoba and Madrid, Spain. She is currently an Assistant Professor in Utah Valley University's Department of Dance where she has set new works on Synergy Dance Company, Repertory Ballet Ensemble and Contemporary Dance Ensemble. Her new company, Monica Campbell & Dancers was the winner of the Rocky Mountain Choreography Festival and premiered an evening of her work in November, 2012. Most recently, she was the Associate Choreographer for Diavolo Dance Theater's new work Fluid Infinities that premiered in Los Angeles at the Hollywood Bowl in September, 2013.