Abby Glanville

A Letter from the Director

What an incredible honor it is to address you as the new Executive Director of Festival Dance & and Performing Arts as we embark on our 25th Season of Great Performances. Having spent six rewarding years as a dance instructor and choreographer, encouraging students to submerse themselves in dance beyond the studio, I am grateful for the opportunity to work with an organization that brings professional dance companies to local stages and into our regional schools. In doing so, we are able to facilitate interaction between these amazing artists and the members of our communities, an experience we wholeheartedly believe stimulates the senses, invigorates the imagination, and fosters the type of creative thinking that is at the very core of vibrant communities.
This year we are pleased to present a series that is infused with both tradition and innovation in dance from around the globe. With the high energy and rhythms of Step Afrika, exquisite and fluid movements of Repertory Dance Theatre, classic beauty and magical characters of The Nutcracker, and the athleticism and mystery of Rainbow Dance Theatre, our 25th season promises to amaze and inspire.    
Festival Dance has been able to bring Great Performances to the area for 25 amazing seasons due to local, state, and national grants, and generous assistance from organizations and donors like you! We offer our heartfelt thanks for helping us accomplish our mission of “Bringing the Arts to the People, and the People to the Arts,” season after season. In the years ahead, I very much look forward to embracing the challenges of this mission, as well as collaborating with and getting to know our supporters and audience members, without whom Festival Dance could not exist.

Thank you for enjoying our season!

Abby Glanville
Executive Director
Festival Dance & Performing Arts