April 11, 2019

Mesa Dance Presents Student Choreographed Dance Synthesis at the Joan B. Kroc Theatre

By Angela Garcia

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Mesa College Dance will be presenting Dance Synthesis: An evening of Dance and Entertainment. This spring 2019 dance concert, held nightly at 7:30pm on April 18-20, features an all student choreographed performance at the Joan B. Kroc Theatre at the Salvation Army Kroc Center in San Diego. See Mesa College’s talented dancers take to the stage with energy, passion, and enthusiasm as they perform original choreography created by our student dance makers, including Mesa alumni Chelsea Roquero, and led by Dance Professor Donna Flournoy.


Chelsea Roquero, an alumni of San Diego Mesa Dance, has returned to choreograph for this semester’s dance concert. "It feels like home—coming into the studio and dancing with the dancers in my piece, and having conversations with Ms. Donna," shares Roquero.


A soon-to-be BA Dance graduate of California State University, Long Beach, Roquero accredits the Mesa Dance Department for helping her find her passion, enjoyment and love of dance. "Training at SD Mesa College really showed me that if you work hard and continue working, you are able to achieve your goals," Roquero expressed. "I remember being in class and everyone was so encouraging. I have found such a love of helping people achieve their dance dreams because of how I was treated at Mesa."


Her movement is inspired by the articulation of the body and finding pathways through space with the influence in her contemporary movement. For this performance, her piece titled "apex//in the midst" is Roquero's expression of "human relationships and how people can feel in the middle of trial or testing." 


Join the Mesa College Dance Company for a wonderful evening of dance where audiences will be wowed by a wide range of dynamic dance styles including Jazz, Hip Hop, Modern, Contemporary, Urban Choreo, Musical Theater, Tap and Fusion. Tickets are $12 for pre-sale and $15 at the door. Tickets are available for purchase here. For more information, contact Donna Flournoy at or visit the Dance Department webpage.

 Mesa Dance Team


The Dance Department at San Diego Mesa College offers over 40 active courses, providing a lower division curriculum comparable to those in four-year institutions. We are training students to transfer to four-year universities, as well as to take part in the growing field of entertainment. The Dance Department has demanding technical dance classes and rewarding exploration and information classes in theory, history, and choreography that provide students the opportunity to learn about and create movement as a rich part of the fabric and culture of our world. For more than 40 years, we have shaped dancers, dance lovers, and dance makers here at San Diego Mesa College. Be a part of the next generation of movers and shakers!

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