I'm so, so incredibly excited to announce that both Nick Blaylock and Monik Jones have been added to our roster of faculty for CCB's Summer Intensive. Check out their bios below:
NICK BLAYLOCK is a choreographer/dancer based in Salt Lake City, Utah. An alumnus of the Theater and Dance Department at Southern Illlinois University Edwardsville, Nick is currently an MFA candidate and Teaching Assistant in the Modern Dance Program in the University of Utah’s School of Dance. Nick’s technical training consists of release methods and extensive experience in techniques of Limon, Horton, Cecchetti, and Vaganova. As a dancer, Nick has performed in works choreographed by Paula David of Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Jennifer Huffman and Omar Olivas of Diavolo – Architecturein Motion, Michael Mizerany of Malashock Dance, and Lesley Telford of Nederlands Dans Theater. Nick has also toured around the United States performing works choreographed by and in collaboration with Shaun Boyle of Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet and Molly Heller of Salt Lake City. He also worked with Molly Heller to present her duet Mighty at the Salt Lake City TEDx event. Nick Blaylock’s creative work has been commissioned throughout the United States. He received three consecutive choreographic awards from Southern Illinois University’s Theater and Dance Department. His work has been presented in three American College Dance Association Gala Concerts in two United States regions.
MONIK JONES is a master West African dance teacher. After having received her MFA from the University of California, Irvine, Monik went on to further study West African dance and its diaspora forms in Ghana and Brazil. She is a currently on faculty at Irvine Valley College, Mt. San Antonio College and Long Beach City College and is a sought after African and hip hop instructor throughout Los Angeles and Orange County.