ACT Presents Student Dance Showcase on January 10 & 11, 2020


Willimantic, CT – EASTCONN’s Arts at the Capitol Theater (ACT) will present Inspired: Student Dance Showcase 2020 on Fri. and Sat., Jan. 10 and 11, 2020,

at 7 p.m. on the Capitol Theater’s main stage, 896 Main St., Willimantic. This family-friendly, annual dance performance is open to the public.

            The evening will feature a variety of original solo, duet and group performances choreographed by student dance majors at ACT. ACT will also welcome special guest artist and alumni Yasmine Aumaree (Class of 2019).

            In preparing for Inspired, students reflected on different inspirations for their work. Through a range of dance genres – jazz, hip-hop, ballet and contemporary – students will portray elements of freedom and acceptance, self-recognition, peace found in nature, the journey of recovery and more.

            ACT students performing in Inspired include seniors Madison Nelson (Windsor), Lia Casadei (Windham), India Harper (New London) and Tiani Gardner (Norwich). Juniors include Sara Ramos (Putnam), Joseph Volkerts (New London), Arina Hagist (Stafford Springs), Emily Hannaford (Stafford Springs), Lea Duval (Plainfield), Alexa Chapman (Marlborough) and Ayana Stewart (Willimantic). Sophomores include Dominick Burrel (New London) and Ariana Sandi (Norwich).

Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and students, and $5 for military and ACT students/alumni. To reserve tickets, call the Capitol Theater Box Office at

860-465-5636 or visit the Box Office one hour prior to show time for walk-up ticket sales (cash or check only).

            ACT is a public, performing arts magnet high school administered by EASTCONN. ACT is currently recruiting academically motivated students who will enter grades 9-12 in the 2020-2021 school year. To learn more about ACT or to download an application, visit or call 860-465-5636.

EASTCONN is a public, non-profit Regional Educational Service Center that has been serving the education needs of northeastern Connecticut schools and communities since 1980. Learn more at



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