Professor Angela Gallo & Sapphire Moon Dance Company

The company’s mission is to present dance works that inspire thought. The company also believes in bringing contemporary dance to a wide range of audiences.

About Angela:

Angela M Gallo is Artistic Director of Sapphire Moon Dance Company (1997). Sapphire Moon Dance Company focuses on human relationships and socio-political issues -- on successes, failures, and strength – on falling, getting up, and persistence. Sapphire Moon combines dance with theatre by merging text, music, props, videos or other media or installations. The choreography reflects influences from many diverse sources. The dancers move in and out of the floor with ease as they speak, use props or interact with video images. The versatility of the performers allows them to dance with grounded athleticism, to suddenly pause in a beautiful shape or to articulate a small but detailed gesture. The strong bodies travel through the powerful jumps and complicated lifts, showing the grace and the eloquence of the dancers.

Angela received a BFA in Theatre and Dance from Central Connecticut State University and a MFA in Dance from the University of Michigan. Angela is also Assistant Professor of Dance at Coker College and is the director of the Coker College Repertory Dance Company. She was runner-up for the South Carolina Arts Commission’s Fellowship in Dance for 2007.

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