Momentum Dance Company, now in it's 14th season, has grown very strong in the community, as well as the world of dance. In addition to "Nutcracker" and "Selections For Spring", Momentum is now the ambassador to the Irving ISD 3rd grade classes. We hold a series of Lecture/Demonstrations for the children at the Irving Arts Center, focusing on garnering interest in dance, and presenting the "Nutcracker" Suite.
"Selections For Spring" will have works by seven different choreographers this year, in varied styles of dance, showcasing the many talents of the dancers. The shows are April 20th and 21st in the intimate Dupree Theater, at the Irving Arts Center.
Momentum will also hold it's annual Summer Intensive the week of June 4th. The Intensive is held at MDC's rehearsal home, Forcher's Dance Center, and culminates with a Showcase on the final day. Teachers come from around the Metroplex and many companies to train these young dancers in many styles.
August will bring both Company and "Nutcracker" auditions. Company auditions for Apprentice, Junior and Full company will be held on August 4th, and "Nutcracker" Open Auditions will be August 18th.
Momentum will close out it's season with it's delightful production of "Nutcracker" November 23rd-25th.
Come "Catch The Momentum"!
The annual holiday favorite, choreographed by Artistic Director Jacquelyn Ralls Forcher, is sure to delight audiences with new costumes and eye-catching choreography. All performances will be held at the Irving Arts Center
The Creative Vision behind Momentum Dance Company and our direction within the dance world and community.
Jacquelyn is originally from Jackson, Tennessee. Throughout her impressive career, she was fortunate enough to train with many of the 20th Century greats, including Alexandra Danilova, Antonia Tumkovsky, and Maria & Majorie Talchief. Jacquelyn left home at the age of 16 to train at the prestigious School of American Ballet in New York City. From New York, she went on to dance with Ballet West in Salt Lake City, Pacific Northwest Ballet in Seattle and Ballet South in Memphis. She began her Texas career when she joined Dallas Ballet as the last dancer hired by George Skibine before his death. After three years with Dallas Ballet, she joined Ft. Worth Ballet as a Principal Dancer. She had the privilege of dancing in many Balanchine works such as “Serenade” and “Concerto Barocco”. She also had the opportunity to work with other well-known choreographers including Peter Anastos, John Clifford, Bruce Marks and Michael Uthoff.
Upon leaving her full time dance career, Jacquelyn began teaching and choreographing full time. She has been a guest artist around the country, including Irving Ballet. She was Irving's Principal Artist in Residence under the direction of Dale Riley. With the Irving Ballet, she danced many roles including "Dew Drop Fairy", "Snow Queen", and "Sugar Plum Fairy" in “Nutcracker”. She's also choreographed many pieces for Irving's Repertoire shows.
Jacquelyn is the owner of Forcher’s Dance Center and in December 2004 incorporated her Ballet Company, Momentum Dance Company. She is the Artistic Director, principal choreographer and also a company dancer.
Momentum holds auditions each year for company dancers, but fills positions year round. If you are interested in having a quality experience performing, be sure and contact the Artistic Director via email expressing your interest and experience.
Momentum Dance Company is honored and grateful to find individuals within the community, who have the passion and experience that aligns with our mission, and to give their considerable time and energy to our organization.
Momentum Dance Company is grateful for the support of the following partners whose generous support helps make our works possible.
Momentum Dance Company was founded in 1998, by Jacquelyn Ralls Forcher, to be a venue for local Ballet dancers to perform. Momentum was incorporated in December 2004 to be a 501 (c) (3) non-profit regional Dance Company. Momentum Dance Company has successfully produced (2) two show per year since 2005, performing at the Irving Arts Center. Momentum has had many acclaimed Guest Artists, Choreographers and Dance Companies perform or show work in its productions. Momentum Dance Company is proud that in 2006 it became a founding Organization of the Irving Arts Center in Irving, Texas.