CHECK BACK OFTEN AS WE WILL BE ANNOUNCING OUR 2018-2019 PERFORMANCES SOON. CAN’T WAIT UNTIL THEN? CONTACT ARTISTIC DIRECTOR MELODY STANERT TO BRING A GDT PERFORMANCE TO YOUR CHURCH OR EVENT: MSTANERT@GLORIFYPERFORMINGARTS.ORG
Glorify Dance Theatre (GDT) will be a professional dance company, and the first area of GPA to be operational. Using contemporary ballet to tell stories and explore themes of Christianity, our company will present 2 main stage shows per year and will be available to travel locally to churches and outreach functions presenting shorter performances.
Artistic Director & Resident Choreographer, Melody Stanert, is passionate about creating work that is founded on the hope of Jesus. Life on this earth is not perfect and definitely not always happy, but the assurance of God’s unconditional love for creation allows hope to shine through even the darkest times. Ms. Stanert’s choreography combines her background in ballet and theatre dance to develop work that physically and emotionally conveys our journeys as Christians, using stories and themes to captivate both the good and bad times we share.
Within the next few years, Glorify Dance Theatre intends to grow to include a Preparatory Company and a Secondary Company. The Preparatory Company will be for ages 11-17 and serve as an educational company for students training to become professional dancers, giving them multiple performance opportunities each year while developing their skills as dance artists. The Secondary Company will be designed for dancers ages 17+ who are pursuing other careers but still wish to use their gifts for God’s glory. Throughout the year, the Prep/Sec companies will perform in their own shows, as well as collaborating with GDT on larger main stage shows.