ACDC – AC’S DANCE COMPANY
Directed by: Joan Nicholas-Walker
Rehearsal Director: Liz Higgins
ABOUT THE SHOW:
Details coming soon
Executive Producer: Valerie Lash
About the Director:
Joan Nicholas-Walker began her dance training in Virginia at the age of five. She has consistently worked as a performer, choreographer, educator and arts administrator. Nicholas-Walker earned her B.F.A in Dance from George Mason University. While a student at GMU her choreographic work was selected for American College Dance Festival Association concerts in Michigan, Ohio and in Washington, D.C. at The John F. Kennedy Center. She was honored to perform the work of Shapiro and Smith, Ann Carlson, Clair Porter and selected for summer study with Twyla Tharp. Nicholas-Walker attended graduate school on an Enrichment Fellowship and as a Graduate Assistant at The Ohio State University where she earned her M.F.A. in Dance in 1999. While a student at OSU, she was awarded several grants to support her travel and research of dances in Madagascar. As a performer, Nicholas-Walker has had the pleasure of performing with D.C. Dance Theater, Even Exchange Dance Theater and performing the work of Liz Lerman, Gesel Mason, Valerie Alpert, Talani Torres and others. Her choreography has been awarded an NCDA Choreographic Fellowship, selected for the North Carolina Dance Festival Tour, and performed by several college dance programs and professional dance companies. As an arts administrator, Nicholas-Walker has worked as the Regional Coordinator for the Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning Through the Arts, the Outreach Coordinator at Howard Community College and the Administrative Director of two dance companies, including her own, NickWalk Dance Project. As an instructor in higher education, Nicholas-Walker has taught in the dance programs at George Mason University, California State University Long Beach, Meredith College, Community College of Baltimore County, and the University of Maryland Baltimore County. She was selected as a 2013 Inspiring Adjunct at Howard Community College where she is currently the Assistant Professor and Coordinator of Dance.