CC & Co. Dance Company, based in Raleigh, NC, and directed by Christy Curtis, offers high-level dance training for students ages 2 to adult. Its dancers learn from some of the leading choreographers and instructors in North Carolina and abroad. CC & Co. dancers develop leadership skills, learn teamwork, gain better time management, set and attain goals and build self-esteem, whether they’re dancing recreationally or preparing for a professional career. Its goal is to unite all through classes, performances, and workshop opportunities.
Sara Esty as Maggie in "A Chorus Line" (courtesy Esty)
Sara Esty's ethereal grace and sophisticated charm have won over ballet and Broadway audiences alike. The bunhead-turned-Broadway-baby began training near her hometown in Gorham, ME, at the Maine State Ballet's School for the Performing Arts (with her equally fabulous twin sister, Leigh-Ann). She enrolled full-time at the Miami City Ballet School in 2004, and joined Miami City Ballet as an apprentice in 2005. In 2006, Esty won the Princess Grace Award, and she was promoted to soloist at MCB in 2011. After leaving MCB in 2014, she made her Broadway debut in An American in Parisas the understudy for Lise, and went on to share the role of Lise with her sister on the show's national tour. Most recently, she was seen in 5th Avenue Theatre's production of Marie, Dancing Stillin Seattle, WA. —Courtney Bowers
"World of Dance" is not messing around this season. Last night, J.Lo and her crew took an ax (just a metaphor, of course, but we're imagining it as a beautifully bedazzled ax) to the "WOD" playing field, eliminating six beloved Upper Team and Junior competitors. Brace yourselves: We've entered the land of Very Tough Choices.
Which acts were spared that sparkly ax? Read on, intrepid friends.