Philadelphia, PA (PressExposure) March 03, 2012 -- The inaugural season of Roger Lee Dance kicks off on April 20th and 21st with three performances at The Performance Garage in Philadelphia, PA. The performances combine contemporary jazz dance with soul music to create a memorable, uplifting and entertaining experience for audiences of all ages.
Roger Lee Dance premieres five new dance works by founder, artistic director and choreographer Roger Lee.
The first half of the evening opens with Mind Games, an energetic piece featuring original music from local beat maker Danny Horowitz. It is followed by Tell It To God, a spirited piece performed in honor of the late musical legend Whitney Houston.
While the first act features all seven company dancers in ensemble, act two features the dancers in smaller groups. The concert continues with a male duet titled The Groove, continues with a trio titled And Then There Was 1 and ends on a high note with The Pulse, a rhythmic ensemble piece that concludes the program.
The new contemporary jazz dance company is the dream of Roger Lee, a 23-year-old dance professional from Philadelphia, PA. Lee began his professional dance career in 2001 as an original member of FOX 29's Good Philadelphia Dance Team. He continued his dance training at Pennsylvania Governor's School for the Arts, Philadelphia High School for the Creative and Performing Arts and Ursinus College, earning a B.A. Degree in Dance and Media & Communication Studies in 2010. While at Ursinus, Lee spent three seasons directing the student-run dance company, Escape Velocity.
After graduation, Lee joined SHARP Dance Company as a guest artist and was soon promoted to his current role of company member. He has also been a guest artist with Mid-Atlantic Ballet, West Chester Dance Works and Chisena Danza. Outside of the studio Lee works as a freelance writer for the national dance publication Dance Magazine.
The dance entrepreneur is currently completing his Master's Thesis and is set to graduate this June with an M.S. Degree in Arts Administration from Drexel University. He is also putting the finishing touches on his dream-the debut of Roger Lee Dance. Joining Lee on stage is a talented cast of young professional dancers including Chrysta Norelle Brown, Kathleen Corrigan, Angelique Harden, Michael Melian-Velez, Sara Emily Mohler and Marlene Post.
Roger Lee Dance premieres with performances on Friday, April 20 at 8 pm and Saturday, April 21 at 6 and 8 pm at The Performance Garage, 1515 Brandywine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19130. All tickets are $15 and can be purchased online at http://danceboxoffice.com. For more information, please contact (215) 833-6961 or visit [http://rogerleepr.com].