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It is with great pleasure that I announce that Travis Lake has accepted the position of Director of Dance at Velocity Dance. Effective April 2, 2018, Travis takes on this new role at Velocity Dance to continue to build our dancers, programs and studio.
Travis is an active dance artist whose teaching background spans over ten years incorporating extensive choreography throughout the country. His performance credits include MTV, Disney, Joffrey Ballet School, and Odyssey Dance Theatre.
Travis holds a B.F.A from the University of Utah. He studied under the National Scholarship from the Dizzy Feet Foundation as well as the John Scoville and Tandy Beal Award given by the School of Dance.
In 2015, Travis was named Artistic Director of Expansion Dance Company, during his time there he produced original works for the stage, Ping (2016), as well establish EXPOSE: A National Choreographic Competition, which commissions the work of choreographers nationwide. In addition to teaching daily classes, he also regularly served as a guest teacher for the Ballet West Summer Intensive.
As a choreographer, Travis’ work has been presented by elite collegiate dance teams including the University of Minnesota, Brigham Young University, and West Virginia University, among others. His work has also been recognized and awarded by National Dance Alliance and Youth America Grand Prix.
In addition to choreography, he produces music for choreographers, dance companies, universities, and independent filmmakers. Most recently, his work was commissioned by Universal Dance Association and Ballet West.
Travis is passionate about dance education and dance as creative research. He aims to inspire others through his distinct teaching methods.
Please join me in welcoming Travis to the Velocity family.
Suzanne Mansfield, Owner
Closing out our season with two back to back weekends in Orlando at the biggest events our industry as to offer. The Dance Worlds is for Senior and Open level dancers and the Summit is for Youth and Junior level dancers. Velocity Dance came home as the highest performing and most successful all-star dance program in Virginia. We are now the only Virginia all-star dance and the only northeast regional all-star dance program to have a Summit Championship and a Worlds trophy in our home. We could not be more proud of our kids, coaches and of these impressive results!
Dance Worlds Results
Small Senior Pom - 16th in the World
Senior Lyrical - 15th in the World
Small Senior Hip Hop - 14th in the World
Large Senior Jazz - 12th in the World
Open CoEd Pom - 5th in the World
Small Senior CoEd Hip Hop - 4th in the World
Open Male Hip Hop - 2nd in the World
Dance Summit Results
Small Youth Pom - 7th in the Nation
Large Junior Hip Hop - 6th in the Nation
Small Youth Hip Hop - 6th in the Nation
Large Junior Jazz - 3rd in the Nation
Large Senior Variety - 3rd in the Nation
Large Junior Lyrical - 3rd in the Nation
Small Youth Jazz - 3rd in the Nation
Large Youth CoEd Hip Hop - 2nd in the Nation
We are so proud of thankful for this amazing family ❤🖤 #velocitydanceva2018 #VelociFam #FamilyFirst #SoProud
Dance Worlds/Summit Results