Jay-Son Tisa Dance Company Auditions for 2015-2016

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Jay-Son Tisa Dance Company is seeking four dancers to join the company for the performance schedule in 2016. Coordinator states: "Jay-Son Tisa Dance Company was founded by Derek Jayson Rusch. The company’s name came from the middle name of the founder. The name originated from his orphaned period during the Vietnam War in 1974. Van Ngoc Son was the name given to him by a nun who cared for the orphans at the New Haven Nursery in Vietnam. During that time, the U.S. Government launched a program called U.S. Operation Babylift. Jayson was part of the program and was brought to the US in 1975 to be adopted by his loving family in Oak Creek, Wisconsin. Derek Jay-Son formed the company in Washington, DC in 2000 and received great response from the Washington Post and DC community. The company became his 'diary' of trials and tribulations of his unique life. In 2002, Mary Tisa and Derek Jay-Son merged their artistic backgrounds to form Jay-Son Tisa Dance Company. Lisa Traiger of the Washington Post wrote of the company: 'The choreographer has a knack for arranging and spacing groups on stage. Jay-Son has some compelling stories to tell; he is still learning how to tell them.'"


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Dance Styles
Modern / Contemporary