Posted by: trailerpilot | 06:28::2009

Ladies and gentlemen, Jessica Miller Tomlinson.

Photo by Cheryl Mann.

Photo by Cheryl Mann.

Congrats to the choreographer and member of Thodos Dance Chicago on winning the first A.W.A.R.D. Show! and ten thousand dollars to make new work — if you missed Forget What You Came For? on tonight’s and Thursday’s programs, note that a brand-new piece by Tomlinson will be on TDC’s New Dances bill June 17, 18 and 19 at Ruth Page.

Jessica Miller Tomlinson graduated from the North Carolina School of the Arts with a B.F.A. in contemporary dance. She has performed works by Warren Conover, Paul Taylor, David Parsons, Neta Pulvermacher, Lucas Crandall, Mark Morris, Lauri Stallings, Lar Lubovitch, Gail Gilbert and Kevin Wynn. Upon moving to Chicago, she was on scholarship for a year at the Lou Conte Dance Studio. Tomlinson has choreographed professionally for the Chautauqua Ballet Company, and her work Forget What You Came For?, which premiered at New Dances 2006, was selected to be included in Thodos Dance Chicago’s repertory for two seasons. In the summer of 2008, she was selected as the NCSA Alumni Choreographer for the Manteo Performance Series, where her work Die Lieder Tanzen was performed. She is currently in her fifth season with Thodos Dance Chicago, performing nationally and internationally. In addition, she teaches dance at several Chicagoland studios.

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