Kent Dance Ensemble Welcomes Guest Artist Renaldo Maurice
The Kent Dance Ensemble, under the artistic direction of Gregory King, will welcome guest artist Renaldo Maurice to Kent State for a residency Oct. 28 through Nov. 4, 2018. During his residency, Maurice will set a piece on members of the Kent Dance Ensemble which will then be performed at KDE's annual concert in April.
Renaldo Maurice, born and raised in Gary, Indiana began his dance training with Tony Simpson and is a graduate of Talent Unlimited High School in New York City. He attended the Emerson School for Visual and Performing Arts and studied with Larry Brewer and Michael Davis. Mr. Maurice was a scholarship student at The Ailey School, has trained on scholarship at Ballet Chicago and Deeply Rooted Dance Theater, and had an internship at the Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance. In 2008, he received second place in modern dance from the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts and received the Dizzy Feet Foundation Scholarship in 2009. In February 2012, Mr. Maurice was honored with the key to the city of Gary, Indiana, his hometown. Renaldo has incorporated his passion for dance with the need for social responsibility by working as the Co-Artistic Director for the South Shore Dance Alliance back home in Indiana. Mr. Maurice is also the USA brand ambassador for the “What Dance Can Do Project” based in Europe. He was a member of Ailey II for 3 years and joined the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Company in 2011-2018.
For more information on the Kent Dance Ensemble's annual concert, visit https://www.kent.edu/theatredance/kent-dance-ensemble-womentum