Momentum is celebrating it's 15th anniversary season this year. We have established a heritage of quality art in Irving, with collaborations with the other arts groups. Sharing the beauty of dance with the Irving ISD 3rd graders each year, we hope to create a love of dance for future generations. Momentum continues to branch out with performances in Dallas, Plano and Ft. Worth, as well as our annual productions at the Irving Arts Center.
Our Spring Gala this year will present works from season's past, as well as guests from our very first show. The Summer Intensive in June will further dance training for future generations of dancers. The teachers from all over the metroplex share their knowledge in a variety of styles. Auditions for both the company and "Nutcracker" will be held in August, setting the stage for the anniversary production.
Momentum will also hold it's annual Summer Intensive the week of June 10th. 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.
Momentum Dance Company, under the direction of Jacquelyn Ralls Forcher, will hold Open Auditions Saturday Aug 10th, 2019. Space is limited so download the flyer below to get started.
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.
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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.