Dancers of all skill levels (ages 10+) are invited to tune in virtually on Zoom to learn from professional dance artist and New Jersey-based choreographer, Donna Scro Samori, for a free Modern/Contemporary Masterclass on Friday, June 5 from 10:00-11:00am.

Donna Scro Samori has toured professionally as a dance artist for over twenty years. She received a 2008 Fellowship from New Jersey State Council on the Arts for excellence in choreography and has performed at The Paris Opera House, Theatre de la Ville, the American Dance Festival (Korea and North Carolina), Jacob’s Pillow and in New York City at the Joyce Theater, The New Victory Theater, Central Park SummerStage, Symphony Space, Dance Theater Workshop, Danspace Project, and Lincoln Center Out of Doors. Scro Samori has been applauded by The New York Times, The Village Voice, The Star-Ledger, The Houston Chronicle, Dance Insider, Backstage, and The Boston Globe for her compelling signature style.

Prior to establishing Freespace Dance, Scro Samori was a principal dancer with the Nikolais and Murray Louis Dance Company and a founding member of Sean Curran Company touring extensively throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia. Additionally, she was a member of Peter Pucci Plus Dancers and a guest artist with Heidi Latsky Dance, Neta Pulvermacher, Risa Jarsalow, Michael Mao and more.

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In addition to her performing experience, Scro Samori was on the dance faculty at Montclair State University for over ten years and in Spring 2011, was the guest artist at Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University.

This workshop is free and open to the public. Email Taina Bey at to register.

Made possible by funds from the Union County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs, a partner of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.

For those who love to dance and want to keep moving to the music beyond this workshop, The Connection is currently offering free weekly Ballet and Contemporary/Modern zoom classes for adults. Click here to view The Connection’s virtual class schedule.

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