Date(s) - Sep 29, 2010 - Oct 10, 2010
Various Times
Location - Community Center Theater

The international dance sensation Burn the Floor visits Sacramento direct from its record-breaking run on Broadway! You’ve seen ballroom dance on shows like “Dancing with the Stars” and “So You Think You Can Dance.” Now, with Burn the Floor, you will feel, live on stage, all the passion, the drama and the sizzling excitement of 20 gorgeous champion dancers, in a true theatrical experience, a performance with a grace and athleticism that The New York Times calls, “Dazzling!” From Harlem’s hot nights at The Savoy, where dances such as the Lindy, Foxtrot and Charleston were born, to the Latin Quarter where the Cha-Cha, Rumba and Salsa steamed up the stage, Burn the Floor takes audiences on a journey through the passionate drama of dance. The elegance of the Viennese Waltz, the exuberance of the Jive, the intensity of the Paso Doble – audiences will experience them all, as well as the Tango, Samba, Mambo, Quickstep and Swing. Burn the Floor-it’s Ballroom. Reinvented.

The producers of BURN THE FLOOR, Broadway’s Latin and Ballroom dance spectacular, announced today that ANYA GARNIS and PASHA KOVALEV of TV’s “So You Think You Can Dance” will join the touring company of BURN THE FLOOR, from September 7, 2010 to November 28, 2010. Anya and Pasha come to the tour after performing in the London production now playing at the Shaftesbury Theatre.

Due to Anya and Pasha’s popularity and success competing on “So You Think You Can Dance” season 3, they have been featured in the 7th season as All Star dancers, partnering up with the contestants to help them compete for the title of America’s favorite dancer.

Anya has also been a guest dancer on “Dancing with the Stars,” “Superstars of Dance” and “The Academy Awards.” She was born in Latvia and has been a superstar of the ballroom world for 10 years. Born in Siberia, Russia, Pasha started dancing at age 8. Following a successful career in ballroom competition, he has appeared on many TV shows including “So You Think You Can Dance,” “Dancing with the Stars” and “Superstars of Dance.” Anya and Pasha have also choreographed for the US and Australia versions of “So You Think You Can Dance.”

The fall portion of the tour also features “So You Think You Can Dance” alums Ashleigh Di Lello, Ryan Di Lello, Robbie Kmetoni, Janette Manrara and Karen Hauer. All five have been seen on TV’s “So You Think You Can Dance,” in the US (Ashleigh & Ryan Di Lello, Janette Manrara and Karen Hauer, Top 10 Finalists) and Australia (Robbie Kmetoni, 2010 Winner).

COMPANY

Director/Choreographer – Jason Gilkison
Scenic Designer – Ray Klausen
Lighting Designer – Rick Belzer
Costume Designer – Janet Hine
Sound Designer – Peter J. Fitzgerald
Associate Lighting Designers – Michael Brown & Scott Rogers
Associate Sound Designer – Derek Wilson
Production Stage Manager – Bruce Fossey Bolton
Production Management – Peter Fulbright
Exclusive North American Tour Direction – On the Road
Music Consultant – Charlie Hull
Tour Marketing and Publicity – Allied Live, LLC
General Manager – Frankel Green Theatrical Management/Joe Watson
Associate Producers – Dan Frishwasser, Peta Roby, Nic Notley & Brad Bauner
Creative Consultant – Raj Kapoor

Sharna Burgess (Dancer)
Santo Costa (Dancer)
Ashleigh Di Lello (Dancer)
Ryan Di Lello (Dancer)
Sasha Farber (Dancer)
Jeremy Garner (Dancer)
Anya Garnis (Dancer)
Karen Hauer (Dancer)
Patrick Helm (Dancer)
Sarah Hives (Dancer)
Ash Leigh Hunter (Dancer)
Robbie Kmetoni (Dancer)
Pasha Kovalev (Dancer)
Tristan MacManus (Dancer)
Janette Manrara (Dancer)
Joseph Malone (Percussionist)
Peter Saul (Vocalist)
Emma Slater (Dancer)
Vonzell Solomon (Vocalist)
Henry Soriano (Percussionist)
Sarah Soriano (Dancer)
Damon Sugden (Dancer)
Rebecca Sugden (Dancer)
Rebecca Tapia (Vocalist)
Gary Wright (Dancer)
Andrea Zelinkova (Dancer)

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