Momentum Dance Company, in its 13th season, is looking ahead to another bright year of collaboration and dance. Momentum has enjoyed performing with the New Philharmonic Orchestra of Irving, as well as performing at the Modern Museum of Art in Ft. Worth, as guests of Contemporary Dance/Ft. Worth. Momentum has also established a "Ballet Buddies" program with the Irving Independent School District, as well as several private schools in the area.
"Selections For Spring-Passages" will be performed April 21st and 22nd at 8:00 pm in the intimate Dupree Theater at the Irving Arts Center. This show brings an opportunity for both established and new choreographers to showcase new works. Guest companies from around the Metroplex help to bring a variety of styles to this Gala Evening of Dance.
Momentum's Summer Intensive, will be held June 5th-June 10th. Teachers from all over bring different styles and perspectives to student dancers, and is open to anyone. Culminating in a Showcase, the dancers will perform their new-found skills.
Company auditions for Apprentice, Junior and Full Company dancers will be held on August 5th. "Nutcracker" open auditions will be held on August 19th. This audition, as always, is open to any dancer.
Momentum's annual favorite, "Nutcracker" will be held at the Irving Arts Center's Carpenter Hall November 24th-26th. The "Sugar Plum Fairy" Reception, following the final performance, is the perfect start to the holiday season.
As always, we invite you to "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 society.
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 2009 it became a founding Organization of the Irving Arts Center in Irving, Texas.