Carmel, CA, April 05, 2019 — Carmel Academy of Performing Arts will hold auditions for the 2019-2020 CAPA Dance Company on May 24 at CAPA in Carmel.
Company auditions will be held from 6:00- 6:30 p.m. for 8 years old and under; 6:30-7:00 p.m. for 9-11 years old; and 7:00-8:00 p.m. for 12 years old and up, Friday, May 24, at CAPA, Mission Street & Eighth Avenue in Carmel.
For more than 25 years, CAPA’s Dance Company has been an award-winning competitive jazz, ballet, tap, contemporary and lyrical team. Competition at CAPA is not the total focus for the team member, yet the inspiration given to the team through outside choreographers, travel, team camaraderie and motivation can be an invaluable tool to the dancer, whether they choose to take a professional route or simply enjoy dance during the school year.
Team Directors Ashley Rutherford and Amanda Casas have created an award-winning team and positive atmosphere for creative and personal growth for each student.
Rutherford began her dancing career at the age of 2 and has competed with Studio West Dance, No Limits Dance and Dance Attack. She performed with Disney artist Linda Arnold as a dancer and vocalist. She was a member of The Dance Company of San Francisco and was a founding member of Starz Dance Company. She started her own dance business at the age of 15, Gotta Dance, and works with children in private schools, after-school programs and preschools.
Casas, who was born in Riverside, California, grew up a competitive dancer from the age of 6. She has won numerous titles, including representing the United States in Australia, winning the international title of “Dancer of The World” in 2006. She toured the world dancing on a cruise ship, was a background dancer for Foreigner, and enjoys print modeling. You may have seen her on the Fox series “So You Think You Can Dance” season 5, making it to Top 30 girls. Casas danced two seasons in the NFL with the San Diego Chargers. She graduated college from California State University Long Beach with a bachelor’s degree in dance, and is Pilates Certified (BASI). She currently teaches conventions and master classes throughout the nation, is a nationally recognized choreographer, and judges internationally, including in Japan, Mexico, and Canada.
Call the Academy at (831) 624-3729 for more information.
Carmel Academy of Performing Arts
Mission Street & Eighth Avenue
Carmel, CA 93923
Marci Bracco Cain
Salinas, CA 93901