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Washington Dance Creative is a project based professional dance company focusing on photography, film, concert, and collaboration. Our mission is to bring to life the inclusion of art and promote the versatility of dance and how it connects to other mediums.
WDC has pledged to use live music for every performance and bring a spotlight to local musicians. They have performed at Providence Academy with the Historic Trust, Vancouver Community Library with the Poet Laureate of Clark County, and produced three full length productions at Magenta Theater in Vancouver, WA.
The mission of WDC is to integrate into the thriving arts scene and create a dance audience in the greater Vancouver area.
Featured Dancers in WDC Dance Photography Exhibit at Corridor Gallery
Jenelle Gaerlan is a multi-disciplined creative and freelance dancer from Portland, Oregon. Her dance training consists of contemporary, jazz (Luigi-style, afro-jazz, industry), modern (Horton, Counter-technique), ballet, and improvisation under BodyVox's Junior Artist Generator (JAG) program. Through JAG, Jenelle has worked for Nike, DarVejon Jones Dance Ensemble, and BodyVox Dance Company.
Mari Kai Juras
Mari trained at Portland Youth Ballet, Ballet Austin, and Alonzo King Lines Ballet. She has danced with Skinner/Kirk Dance Ensemble, Eowyn Emerald & Dancers, and performed works by Lauren Edson, Uri Sands, Iratxe Ansa, Katie Faulkner, Gregory Dawson, and Yoshito Sakuraba. This is Mari's second show with the company.
Javan trained at Western Oregon University and graduated magna cum laude, with a B.S. in Dance and Sociology. He has performed with BodyVox, DarVejon Jones Dance Ensemble, and Heidi Duckler Dance.
Autumn trained at Columbia Dance as a part of Regional Dance America and then went on to train at Ballet Austin. She has performed with Pure Dance Company, PiVot Dance Company, Eowyn Emerald & Dancers and is a founding member of Washington Dance Creative. Autumn has done multiple shoots over the years and worked extensively with local photographers.
Josh trained at Milwaukee Ballet and Joffrey Ballet on full scholarship. He was a founding member of Éowyn Emerald & Dancers, and danced with BodyVox. He's been a guest artist with Portland Festival Ballet, The Portland Ballet, and Columbia Dance. Josh has been in multiple short dance films and music videos, including "Don't Come to Me" by Nick Jaina and "End of the World" by The Bylines. He is the founder and Artistic Director of Washington Dance Creative.
Brent attended Vancouver School of Arts and Academics and trained at Columbia Dance. He has his BFA in Modern Dance from Point Park University and performed with The Pillow Project. He has danced with Eowyn Emerald & Dancers, BodyVox, DarVejon Jones Dance Ensemble and Washington Dance Creative.