Delve into creative process with Dwight Rhoden, one of the founders of Complexions Contemporary Ballet and Meg Booth, CEO for Society of the Performing Arts as they provide greater access to the Houston community and insight into the work we enjoy on SPA’s main stage.
Dance educators who attend the discussion are eligible to receive CPE credit (please contact firstname.lastname@example.org prior to attending in order to receive your certificate in person).
About Meg Booth
Meg Booth is the new CEO for Society of the Performing Arts in Houston, Texas. Before coming to SPA, Meg worked as the Director of Dance Programming at the Kennedy Center where she curated a world-class ballet series and oversaw a premiere contemporary dance series and produced the Ballet Across America festival.
About Dwight Rhoden
Widely known as “a dancer’s choreographer,” Dwight Rhoden has worked with, coached, and created for some of the most diverse artists spanning the worlds of ballet and contemporary dance including legendary dance artists Misty Copeland and Diana Vishneva. Rhoden has performed with Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, Les Ballet Jazz De Montreal, and as a principal dancer with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. In 1994, Rhoden and legendary dancer Desmond Richardson founded Complexions Contemporary Ballet (CCB). CCB is widely considered “America’s Original Multicultural Dance Company,” and is celebrated for its pioneering spirit, and the building of a universal brand that continues to challenge traditional ideas and redefine possibilities in the dance arena. For over two decades, Rhoden’s choreography has been the lynchpin in the development of the Complexions repertory. Over the years, CCB has remained consistent in delivering a profound passion for diversity that has framed its vision and become its hallmark.
About Society for the Performing Arts
Founded in 1966, Society for the Performing Arts (SPA) is the largest independent non-profit presenting organization in the southwest United States. Since its inception, SPA has sponsored more than 1,000 performances of the world’s finest music, dance, and theatre events, in adherence to the belief that the arts are fundamental to the overall enrichment and quality of life within the community. In addition to presenting artists, SPA seeks to provide a variety of learning experiences for adults and children through master classes, lectures, and special student performances, as well as build relationships between the performing arts and other interests within the greater Houston area and throughout the state of Texas. These education and community engagement programs touch the lives of over 70,000 children and adults each year.