Welcome to ACDA West Conference 2019 The Art of Moving!  Be open to new friends, new ideas, new experiences. Enjoy!

ACDA recognizes that Art can provoke; therefore, during the course of the conference, participants are empowered to remove themselves from conference activities.

To All Conference Participants:
Just a reminder...The adjudication process is structured to ensure that feedback and the selection process is as objective as possible.

Adjudicators do not know the names of schools or choreographers presenting work in the adjudication concerts. In order to keep the integrity of this ACDA policy and process in tact through the adjudicators’ final decision, it is necessary to ask all conference participants to avoid conversation with adjudicators about the adjudicated dances, the adjudication process, or their comments during the feedback sessionIn addition, please do not discuss your school’s programs or your own work with the adjudicators. Your full cooperation is being requested for the enjoyment of all conference participants, including the adjudicators!

Thank you in advance!
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Alicia Nascimento

Grand Canyon University
Faculty, Mem.
Alicia-Lynn Nascimento Castro transitioned into dance after training as an elite gymnast. She graduated from the University of Arizona with a BFA in dance. In Philadelphia she continued her dance training with Philadanco then moved to Denver where she danced with Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble performing works of master choreographers such as Katherine Dunham, Alvin Ailey, Donald McKayle, Talley Beatty, and Milton Myers. She danced with several professional companies including Keshet Dance, Paul Dance Productions, and Brazil Dance Productions. Alicia lived in Brazil, for 7 years and danced with Mario Nascimento Dance Company, had a leading role in the Beatles musical Because, and presented solo work Solivagant and Arco-Irisas a member of Rede Sola de Dança. As a teacher and choreographer she was the Assistant Choreographer and Rehearsal Director for Contemporary Dance Company, Sala B directed by Fernando de Castro; taught at the world renowned Grupo Corpo, and also at the dance and art conservatory, Palácio das Artes. Since moving to Phoenix she has performed and presented work at the BlakTina Dance Festival, the Beta Dance festival, for Southwest Ballet Theaters Harvest Gala, and at the Phoenix Art Museum with Jam Movement and Sentidos Dance. Alicia is currently working on projects and teaching at Glendale Community College and Grand Canyon University.

My Teachers Sessions

Wednesday, February 27

2:00pm PST

Friday, March 1

8:30am PST