Guest Choreographers

Meet American Midwest Ballet’s guest choreographerS for Season 12:

Frank Chaves credits his early experience as a musician combined with his Cuban heritage for the musicality and passion of his work.  Collaborating with dancers and utilizing a unique creative process, he produces highly musical, emotionally gripping dances that are his passion and hallmark. Read more…


Dylis Croman started her professional career in New York City dancing with The Feld Ballets/NY at the age of seventeen. She has been working professionally in the business for 23 years. Ms. Croman’s credits include Chicago, A Chorus Line, Sweet Charity, Oklahoma, Thou Shalt Not, Fosse, Movin’ Out, and Thoroughly Modern Millie. Read more…


Fredrick Davis was born in Brooklyn, NY, and raised in Chattanooga, TN, where he began his training on full scholarship with Ballet Tennessee. He was accepted by Dance Theatre of Harlem Ensemble and had the privilege to work with Arthur Mitchell, and then was promoted to company member under direction of Virginia Johnson. Read more…


Harrison McEldowney is renowned for his comic and witty creative style. In addition to his work with leading dance companies, he has choreographed for films, stage shows, cruise ships, and the closing ceremonies for the Barcelona Olympics. Read more…


Ray Mercer has served as a master teacher at many colleges, universities, companies, and dance institutions around the world. He was an adjunct professor at Howard University where he taught choreography and composition, with a focus on contemporary modern and various other techniques. Read more…


Ann Reinking

Ann Reinking was a dancer, actress and choreographer renowned for her extensive, award-winning work in Broadway productions and film. Following early classical ballet training with San Francisco Ballet, Ms. Reinking moved to New York at age 16 to study on scholarship with Joffrey Ballet. The lure of the theater found her making her debut in Cabaret (1969), followed by Coco (1969). Read more…


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