Move: The Initiative

July 26-27, CCRI Lincoln Campus

Rhode Island natives, Rory Freeman and Kaitlyn Salisbury bring you MOVE: The
Initiative, a two day, summer intensive, packed with classes of diverse dance styles.
Kaitlyn, now a New York, NY resident, and Rory, currently living in Los Angeles,
California, return to Rhode Island for this event, to share their knowledge and inspire
dancers to grow as artists. MOVE: The Initiative is open to all of New England and
beyond. Pre-register at www.movetheinitiative.weebly.com.

Kaitlyn, originally from North Smithfield, RI, grew up dancing and performing with
Atwood Performing Arts Center, Festival Ballet, and The Gold School. She graduated
with a BFA in Dance from New York’s, Marymount Manhattan College, and is the
recipient of many awards, including an intensive training program at Juilliard, and won
the Gold Medal at the World Dance Championships, in Riesa, Germany. Kaitlyn has
also worked and danced with many inspiring artists such as Shen Wei, Abdur Rahim
Jackson, Pedro Ruiz, Mihailo Djuric, Rennie Gold, and Tyce DiOrio, among others. For
the past year she has toured the country with Arch Contemporary Ballet and has
choreographed numerous pieces for Marymount Manhattan College and individual
dancers. Kaitlyn will teach ballet and Contemporary for this event.

Rory, earned his BFA in Modern Dance, at SUNY Purchase College, New York, working
with the likes of Bill T. Jones, Paul Taylor, Bella Lewitsky and Luca Veggetti. He joined
MOMIX in 2010, and performed in the United States, Spain, Greece, Italy, France,
Brazil, Israel, and Peru. Rory is a member of “Shaping Sound”, with visionaries Travis
Wall, Teddy Forance, Nick Lazzarini, and Kyle Robinson, and performed for Nigel
Lythgoe’s, and Adam Shankman’s, ‘Dizzy Feet Foundation” gala. Rory was part of the
creation process for a piece of the opening ceremony for the 2014 Winter Olympics.
Most recently, Rory danced for the critically acclaimed band, “Earth Wind, and Fire”.
Currently, Rory is traveling the country choreographing and judging for well known
dance companies and competitions. A phenomenal Modern teacher.

MOVE: The Initiative has secured a well diverse faculty: which includes:
Nick Anthony: Hip Hop–Originally from Massachusetts, now residing in Los Angeles,
CA. Grew up in his mom’s and aunt’s studios, and is now a professional dancer/
choreographer. He travels the US, Canada, and Central America working/teaching with
studios, choreographing, conventions and judging.

Olivia Cece: Jazz–grew up in Cranston’s Atwood Performing Arts Center, dancing and
competing most of her years. Olivia has earned many awards and national recognition
for her dance, with a focus on Classical Jazz, Jazz Funk, and Contemporary. Olivia is
continuing her studies at Pace University, New York.

Alicia Monaco: Tap–Alicia started dancing at age 2, at The Dancer’s Studio, in North
Haven, CT. and she was cited at the age of 9, by Gregory Hines. She continues her
studies now in New York City with Andrew J. Nemr and Derick Grant, performing, and is
on the faculty for American Dance Awards and Generation IV, and continues to travel
throughout the country as a teacher, choreographer and adjudicator.

Jessica Vecchiarino: Straight Arm Jazz–born and raised in Providence, RI, Jessica
turned professional after gaining a spot on the Boston Celtics Dance team. She was
highlighted in a Comcast Documentary special “Beyond the Green”, and is a
choreographer, for Dancin’ Spirit Performing Arts, and many high schools throughout the
New England area.

Nailah Randall-Bellinger: Contemporary/Modern–dance educator for over thirty
years. Besides being popular for teaching at national and regional conventions, Nailah
has performed and taught at Harvard Univ., Goddard College, Univ. of Buffalo, and
is currently on staff at The Gold School, and Cambridge School of Weston.
For more information and Registration: movetheinitiative.weebly.com

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