July 20, 2015 1:03 am
Pottstown Dance Theatre Director Returns to International Dance Festival
Michelle Jones Wurtz, director of the Pottstown Dance Theatre, returned to Ladek Zdroj, Poland to teach at the 17th annual International Dance Festival. Michelle was the first American teacher invited to work at the Festival and this was her 12th time to teach there. Over the years, Ms. Wurtz has taught American Jazz, American Contemporary Dance, Ailey Style Modern Dance, Tap Dance, Broadway Jazz, and African Dance. This year she taught American Jazz, Broadway Jazz, and African Dance. She performed there for numerous events and toured Poland with ContempraDANCE Theatre in 2006; and in 2010, Michelle’s professional company, Melange Contemporary Dance, was a headlining group at the Festival. It is one of the highlights of this director’s summer annually, and she plans on continuing for many years!
Performing Arts Educators is excited that Michelle and the dancers at Pottstown Dance Theatre will be a part of our 10th Anniversary Celebration at Carnegie Hall on January 16, 2016.
...Michelle Wurtz, shown below performing in “The Feeling Begins’, which was part of a photography exhibit from former festivals that opened this years festival.