Watch Jan Bartoszek, founder and choreographer of Hedwig Dances in Chicago, as she shares her insights on the community of dance in this latest installment of The Artsiders®-Raw!
Another remastered re-release… Check out this modern dance duet from Kirsty MacKellar and Victor Ramirez, early company members of Hedwig Dances.
Gloria Araya-Quinlan is an International Presenter and Choreographer, who has traveled the world teaching and educating other professionals in the field of fitness and dance. She has been nominated for Best Presenter in Switzerland and recognized by her home town as Best of Chicago by Chicago Magazine. She has also served as spokesperson for the American Heart Association, targeting the Hispanic Community, to increase public awareness of the risk of heart disease in women. One of Gloria’s trademarks is her ability to fuse art and health. She received “The Woman of the Year Award” by The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society for her efforts to raise funds on behalf of the foundation, and organized “Arts for Life”, a variety benefit concert which gave local Chicago-Area artists the opportunity to contribute to the community by sharing their artistic talents. She is also a passionate supporter of Literacy, the Arts and Education.
Her goal is to Spark Creativity and Inspiration through Movement, and she uses dance to maintain a healthy Mind, Body and Soul. Close to her heart is the work she does with children. She has worked as Artistic Director of Choreography for The Happiness Club, a multicultural not-for-profit children’s group where members write, sing, and perform their own material, and which has performed for former President Bill Clinton, General Colin Powell, Bill Cosby, and Tiger Woods, among others.
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