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DELMA  ILES – Performing Experience

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Department of Arts and Philosophy



1982-present - Artistic Director and Principal Dancer with Momentum Dance Company, Miami, Florida. Founded the company in 1982, produced nine full concert seasons, created roles in over thirty ballets, performed throughout Florida and on tour as well as television performances on WPBT Channel 2 (three appearances), WLRN Channel 17 (5 appearances), Channel 7 (2 appearances), and Channel 4. Supervised reconstruction of historic works by Isadora Duncan, Eleanor King, Anna Sokolow, Doris Humphrey, Jose Limon

1980-82 - Principal Dancer in the Freddick Bratcher Dance Company, created roles in four ballets

1979-80 - Principal Dancer in Fusion Dance Company. Created roles in works by Elizabeth Keene, Mary Luft, Fred Bratcher, William Lord. Performed in works by Joyce Trisler, Nancy Smith, Gary Davis.

1977 - Performed with Rachel Lampert and Dancers, New York City

1977 - Performed in New York with choreographers Stuart Hodes, Bertram Ross, Steve Goldbas

1976 - Member of Michael Sokoloff Dance Company, Austin, Texas

1974-76 - Principal Dancer with the Bristol Concert Ballet Company, Bristol, Virginia (regional ballet company). Created roles in works by Ernest Morgan, Constance Hardinge, Deanna Cole. Solo roles in classical repertory, appearances at SERBA Festivals.

1973-74 – Member of the Atlanta Ballet Company, Atlanta, under the Artistic Direction of Robert Barnett & Merilee Smith

1972-73 - Member of Cincinnati Ballet Company under the Artistic Direction of David McLain; and the University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music Dance Ensemble

1972 - Apprentice to Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre under the Artistic Direction of Nicholas Petroff

1972 - Member of Jacob's Pillow Dancers, Lee Massachusetts

1971 - Member of Banff School of Fine Arts Student Dance Ensemble, Banff, Canada

1968-71 - Member of Bristol Concert Ballet Company, Bristol, Virginia





2009 – Guest Artist in Shakespeare Miami’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream

1996 – Guest Artist, Arts for a Complete Education Leadership Conference, Orlando

1995 - Guest Artist, Douglas Anderson School of the Arts, Jacksonville, Fl

1993 - soloist in Greater Miami Opera’s production of “Cristoforo Colombo

1990 - Guest Artist on WLRN TV Channel 17's arts program "Expressions"

1989 - Soloist in Gold Coast Opera's Production of "The Merry Widow", Fort Lauderdale, Florida

1988 - Guest Artist at the Bacardi Art Gallery for a special program of interactive dance and visual arts

1987 - Soloist in the Greater Miami Opera's production of "La Traviata", Miami

1985 - Guest Artist with the Miami Chamber Symphony in a traditional production of Stravinsky's "Soldier's Tale"

1984 - Guest Artist at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Miami, Gala Benefit, "Who's Afraid of Medium Magenta"

1984 - Guest Artist at the Center for the Fine Arts, Miami, in conjunction with the opening of the first installment of Robert Rauchenberg's "Six Furlong" piece

1983 - Soloist in the Greater Miami Opera's production of "Faust"

1983 - Guest Artist at the Governor's Award for the Arts Ceremony and reception, Tallahassee, Florida

1981 - Guest Artist in the Mirochnik Ballet's production of the"Nutcracker"

1979 - Guest Artist in "L'Atelier de Ballet"'s productions of "Les Sylphides" and "Coppelia"