Guest Choreographers

Meet American Midwest Ballet’s guest choreographerS for Season 11:

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…


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…


Seneca Montgomery has been dancing since the age of four. After high school she moved to Seattle, where she studied in the Academy program at Spectrum Dance Theater. At nineteen she attended Dance Theater of Harlem summer intensive in New York, after which she attended the Alvin Ailey School, receiving her Certificate of Dance. Read more…


Edgar L. Page is originally from Detroit, where he began his dance training through the Detroit Public Schools system. A proud graduate of Cass Technical High School, he furthered his dance studies at the Alvin Ailey School, the Liz Lerman Dance Exchange, and earned his BA in dance from Western Michigan University as both a Wade H. McCree, Jr. Incentive Scholar and a Martin Luther King, Jr. Diversity Scholar. Read more…

[Photo: Sydney S. Noble]


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…


Sandra Organ Solis was born in Omaha, where she trained under Valerie Roche in the Royal Academy of Dancing [RAD] Syllabus, completing all levels of RAD examinations while performing with Omaha Ballet as well as with A Company of Dancers from Creighton University. Sandra went on to become Houston Ballet’s first African American ballerina, dancing there for 15 years and as a soloist under Artistic Director Ben Stevenson. Read more…

[Photo: Andis Applewhite]


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