Dancing to Connect: World-Renowned Dance Teaching Artist Sean Scantlebury Visiting Curaçao

The United States Consulate General Curaçao is proud to co-sponsor with Dance Curacao the
visit this week of renowned dancer, choreographer, and teacher Sean Scantlebury of the New
York-based Battery Dance Company.
Sean, a member of Battery Dance Company since 2003, is a performer and teacher who is
adept in modern dance, ballet, and hip-hop. A native of Barbados, Sean moved to New York
City as a child and at the age of eight was invited to study at the New York City Public School
for Dance. He became a member of Ballet Tech, the company directed by Eliot Feld,
performing in the company’s Joyce Theatre season in New York for 10 years. Since 2003, he
has danced and taught with the Battery Dance Company in many countries around the world.
Sean will conduct workshops with Curaçao’s community dance groups and will work together
with teachers and students of dance schools and dance groups. These events will take place
in cooperation with the Dance and More Foundation, Turning Point, Ecole de Danse, Krea
Dansa, D’art, Teatro Luna Blou, and La Tentashon, October 8-11, 2014. Sean’s visit was
made possible by a grant from the U.S. Department of State.
A key objective of the Battery Dance Company is to connect the world through dance. The
Company pursues artistic excellence and social relevance by creating vibrant new works,
performing on the world’s stages, presenting dance in public spaces, serving the field of
dance, and teaching people of all ages. The events in Curaçao will promote greater cultural
connections between the youth of Curaçao and the United States through the shared language
of the arts and dance.
Please visit http://www.batterydance.org/ for more information about the Battery Dance