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Celli Contemporary Ballet was born from Enzo Celli’s necessity to develop a new artistic research taking Botega Dance Company’s story as a starting point.

Based on his artistic director’s great vision and interpretation abilities, Celli Contemporary Ballet is not simply a dance company but it’s a reference point for the experimentation and development of contemporary dance itself and indeed the company, other than working for Enzo Celli, collaborates with other freelance choreographers, focusing on Italian emergent ones.

Celli Contemporary Ballet’s dancers are artists coming from different backgrounds who share the same multifaceted study on contemporary dance and theatre. On this formative concept is based Meme. As a codified technique, MEME becomes a pure experimental method during the productive phase of the Company. On the innovative method of Enzo Celli’s work three thesis have already been discussed.

Although it’s a new company, Celli Contemporary Ballet has already debuted with its creation ”Fragile” at the Russian Drama Theatre in Ufa (Russia), at the Na Strastnom Theatre in Moscow and at the DNA Theater in New York. In Summer 2012 Celli Contemporary Ballet will join as a guest company some Festivals in New York, Cleveland and Philadelphia. At the moment the company is working on its new production “Mani Libere” with Music by Jovanotti and choreography by Enzo Celli. In Autumn it will start to work on the contemporary remake of “Swan Lake” with music by Tchaikovsky and choreography by Enzo Celli.



Revolve Dance Company


Revolve Dance Company was established in 2004 by the seven owners of NHPA® dance studio as a means to present new works in the community with the intentions of motivation, inspiration, and education in and through the art of dance. Revolve currently has 10 members whose talents span a wide range of fields in the art of dance including contemporary, jazz, and tap, as well as talents in teaching, choreography, music editing/arrangement, and costume design/construction. Revolve is especially unique in that each of its members has received and developed the majority, if not all, of his/her dance training and artistic growth at NHPA® dance studio (owned and operated by Revolve’s founding members) in Spring, Texas. 


Under the direction of Amy Cain and Dawn Dippel, both former dancers with Dominic Walsh Dance Theater, Revolve Dance Company has presented full-length concerts in The Woodlands and Houston including collaborations with Ad Deum Dance Company of Houston, the Mayan Kingz of Mexico, and The Wes Veldink Movement of New York. Revolve has also performed in such notable Houston events as Weekend of Texas Contemporary Dance, Dance Houston, Dance of Asian America’s East Meets West, the JCC’s Choreographers X 6 and Triple Focus, Big Range Dance Festival, The Power of Movement, and The Dance Gallery Festival. 


Revolve Dance Company prides itself in being a family of like-minded artists who aspire to create motivation and reflection in their community; to be that which “…washes away from the soul dust of everyday life.” (Pablo Picasso)


*Revolve Dance Company is the proud recipient of the 2007 Dance Houston Award.


Gerard Theoret

Gerard has had an extensive performing career touring around the world with internationally recognized companies such as the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, and Cirque du Soleil.  As a soloist with the Royal Winnipeg Ballet Gerard performed leading roles in works by Rudy Van Dantzig, Hans Van Manen, Sir Peter Wright, Agnes De Mille, Sir Frederic Ashton among many others.  With Cirque he also served as artistic director of the touring company of 'Corteo' managing and directing the company on tours to Japan and Australia. 

He has served as director, choreographer, and ballet master for organizations including, The International Opera Federation, The Banff Center, The Stratford Festival, and Livent Productions.

As an educator Mr. Theoret has served on the faculties of the University of Alberta and the Cornish College of the Arts where he was a full professor from 1996-2000.



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