November 17, 2017

Contact: Dr. Julienne Greer, University of Texas at Arlington Department of Theatre Arts

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University of Texas at Arlington’s

Maverick Dance Company



Maverick Dance Company presents VIA DANCE, a collection of new, entertaining and progressive dance works running December 8-10, 2017. The concert title, VIA DANCE, is based on a perspective that through dance, we can communicate what is often challenging to put into words, that dance can simultaneously speak many languages and connect us on a visceral level. Artistic Director, Amanda Jackson and Associate Artistic Director, Meredith Knight Treminio are joined by student choreographers: Yesenia Barrera, Austin Ray Beck, Niki Davis, Emily Finley, Ana Karen Maestre, Megan Medina, Stephanie Ramirez, and Natalie Thomas. VIA DANCE includes a variety dance styles including modern, contemporary ballet, salsa, hip-hop, and musical theatre jazz.


Featured UTA student dancers in VIA DANCE are Taylor Anderson, Valerie Arrudo, Yasmine Barnes, Yesenia Barrera, Marissa Bateman, Austin Ray Beck, Sarah Boone, Paulie Cocke, Leonardo Contreras, Aaron Cummings, Niki Davis, Emily Finley, Deanna Gonzales, Hezekiah Grant, José Guardado, Taylor Hayes, Sarah Holle, Karina Jimenez, Keki Johnson, Baliee Karnowski, Trishala KC Khatri, Bradley Kelm, Samantha Kenyon, Jana Kolbeck, Andrea Le, Kacie Le, Rachel Macon, Ana Karen Maestre, Hannah McElroy, Megan Medina, Duby Okonkwo, Leslie Portillo, Stephanie Ramirez, Olivia Regan, Elaina Romeo, Natalie Thomas, Ariana Vera, Danielle Wharram, Breeanna Wilson, and Natasha Wong.

VIA DANCE is directed by Amanda Jackson and Meredith Knight Treminio. Lighting design by faculty Jared Land and Laurie Land with students, Kat Fahrenthold, Hailey Herrin, and Jesse Scott. Scenic elements designed by faculty, DJ Badon, Michelle Harvey, and Joe Pauli. Costume design by faculty, Kris O’Brien. Westin Ox-King Portillo is a guest sound designer.

Please join us for the winter concert Dec. 8-9 at 8:00 pm and Dec. 10 at 2:30 pm, 2017. Maverick Dance Company will perform at the Mainstage Theatre (Room 174, Fine Arts Bldg. North) located at 502 South Cooper Street on the UT Arlington campus. $8 for students w/ID, $10 general admission. For tickets, please contact

For information regarding season ticket subscriptions or group rates, contact the Maverick Theatre Company Box Office at 817.272.2669.  General information for Dept. of Theatre Arts: 817.272.2650. For more information about dance auditions, technique classes, or the NEW DANCE MINOR offered at UTA, please contact Linette Tucker at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..