By Jayla Johnson
Published: Aug. 18, 2021 at 9:54 AM CDT
DOTHAN, Ala. (WTVY) - From Dothan School of Dance to Radio City Music Hall, local dancer Joneisha “JoJo” Carmichael is launching her career as a Radio City Rockette.
Carmichael joins the legacy of the prestigious dance group based in New York that made their debut 96 years ago in 1925. She says finding out she was chosen was one of her best moments in life.
A child poses with characters from “The Nutcracker” during Dothan’s annual Christmas Festival held downtown on Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020.
By Peggy Ussery Feb 28, 2020 Updated Feb 28, 2020
When the Southeast Alabama Dance Company performs its rendition of “Frozen 2” this month, audiences will get more than the standard stage set. They’ll get a digital backdrop for dancers.
The company will perform “Frozen 2: A Journey in Dance” at the Dothan Civic Center on March 12-15.
While “Frozen” fans may be more interested in Elsa, Anna, Olaf, Kristoff, and Sven, they could also be awed by the technology being utilized by the local dance company.
By Peggy Ussery
The Christmas season would hardly be complete without a performance of “The Nutcracker.”
The Southeast Alabama Dance Company has performed the holiday ballet for 39 years, and artistic director Ashlie Wells tries to create a fresh look for the production each year with new costumes, new sets and new choreography.
“There are so many dance steps – the vocabulary and the creativity is really endless,” Wells said. “You put a lot of time and effort and work into it.”
The Southeast Alabama Dance Company will perform “The Nutcracker” at the Dothan Civic Center on Dec. 6-9. This year marks the company’s 39th year to perform the holiday ballet as well as the company’s 40th performance season. There was no performance of “The Nutcracker” in the company’s first season
Joneisha Carmichael honored to represent Dance Masters of America & Southeast Alabama Dance Company!