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Trifecta Dance Collective is a professional contemporary dance company in Chicago, Illinois. TDC is proud to host Metamorphosis youth events to strengthen its mission to ignite community dialogue through an artistic lens.

 
 
 
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TRIFECTA DANCE COLLECTIVE FOUNDERS/ executive DIRECTORS

Krissie Odegard Geye

KRISSIE ODEGARD GEYE IS THE CO-FOUNDER/ARTISTIC DIRECTOR OF THE EXPAND COMMUNITY ARTS ALLIANCE; A NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED GROUP OF ARTS ORGANIZATIONS DEDICATED TO IGNITING COMMUNITY DIALOGUE THROUGH AN ARTISTIC LENS. THE ALLIANCE CONSISTS OF THREE ORGANIZATIONS THAT SHE OPERATES; THE DANCE AND MUSIC ACADEMY, THE TRIFECTA DANCE COLLECTIVE, AND THE METAMORPHOSIS; FEARLESS EVOLUTION EXPERIENCE. SHE WAS SELECTED TO BE A CONFERENCE PRESENTER AT THE INTERNATIONAL DANCE PEDAGOGY CONFERENCE AND PERFORMANCE FESTIVAL. SHE HAS ALSO SERVED MASTER CLASS CLINICIAN AT PERIDANCE IN NYC, THE BIG RIVER DANCE FESTIVAL IN WEST VIRGINIA, THE CRU DANCE REGIONALS IN MINNEAPOLIS, AND THE US TOURNAMENT OF DANCE NATIONAL FINALS IN ATLANTIC CITY. HER CHOREOGRAPHY HAS BEEN SELECTED FOR THE SPRING CHOREOGRAPHY SHOWCASE AT PERIDANCE IN NYC, JENNIFER MUELLER'S "HATCH" SERIES IN NYC, THE DETROIT DANCE FESTIVAL, THE MINNESOTA FRINGE FESTIVAL, THE BIG RIVER DANCE FESTIVAL, THE EXCHANGE CHOREOGRAPHY FESTIVAL IN TULSA, OK. FOR THE PAST THREE YEARS, SHE HAS PRODUCED A FULL LENGTH WORK IN ANITA'S WAY IN TIMES SQUARE. SHE WAS SELECTED AS ONE OF 3 NATIONAL CHOREOGRAPHY COMPETITION WINNERS SPONSORED BY OVATION TV. SHE IS THE FIVE-TIME RECIPIENT OF A SPACE IN THE DANCE CHICAGO'S "CHOREOGRAPHER'S SHOWCASE" PERFORMANCE. SHE IS THE CO-DIRECTOR OF THREE NATIONAL YOUTH COMPANIES THAT OFFER OPPORTUNITIES TO HUNDREDS OF STUDENTS EACH SUMMER: THE CRU DANCE HEART AND SOUL NATIONAL COMPANY, THE UNITED STATES TOURNAMENT OF DANCE NATIONAL CONTEMPORARY TEAM, AND THE METAMORPHOSIS PERFORMANCE ENSEMBLE. KRISSIE HAS ALSO BEEN ON STAFF FOR GOLIARD CONCERTS IN NEW YORK CITY, THE ETHNIC DANCE THEATRE IN ST. PAUL, MN, AS WELL AS CLINICIAN AT THE ATDI “SPIRIT OF TAP” CONFERENCE AND A FACULTY MEMBER FOR THE NEW YORK CITY PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM.

 
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Carrie patterson

CARRIE PATTERSON, A NATIVE OF ATLANTA, GEORGIA, BEGAN HER TRAINING WITH THE ATLANTA BALLET AND CONTINUED TRAINING IN THE SUMMERS WITH HOUSTON BALLET, ALONZO KING LINES BALLET, PAUL TAYLOR DANCE COMPANY, HUBBARD STREET DANCE CHICAGO, AND LUNA NEGRA DANCE THEATER. IN 2011, CARRIE GRADUATED CUM LAUDE FROM BUTLER UNIVERSITY WITH A BFA IN DANCE PERFORMANCE AND A MINOR IN PSYCHOLOGY. AFTER GRADUATION, CARRIE SPENT THE 2011-2012 SEASON DANCING WITH THE LOUISVILLE BALLET. IN THE SUMMER OF 2012, CARRIE MOVED TO CHICAGO WHERE SHE SPENT 2012-2013 SEASON AS A TRAINEE WITH THODOS DANCE CHICAGO. CARRIE HAS ALSO DANCED IN CHICAGO WITH REPHRASE DANCE COLLECTIVE, PROJECT606 DANCE, and NOMI DANCE COMPANY. SHE CHOREOGRAPHED WORKS FOR THE LOUISVILLE BALLET IN THEIR NEW WORKS SHOW OF 2012, THODOS DANCE CHICAGO’S NEW DANCES, AND NOMI DANCE COMPANY’S INSTRUMENTAL. CARRIE IS ALSO A JUDGE FOR CRU DANCE AND HAS  DIRECTED THEIR ELITE PETITE AND HEART AND SOUL NATIONAL COMPANIES., IN 2016, CARRIE CO-FOUNDED TRIFECTA DANCE COLLECTIVE, WHERE SHE IS A CO-ARTISTIC DIRECTOR TO THE CHICAGO BASED PROFESSIONAL CONTEMPORARY COMPANY. WITH TDC, CARRIE HAS TOURED NATIONALLY. KEEPING THE TDC MISSION TO ENGAGE, EMPOWER, AND EXPAND THE COMMUNITY EXPERIENCE THROUGH THE ARTS, METAMORPHOSIS; FEARLESS EVOLUTION EXPERIENCE EMERGED TO ENCOURAGE YOUTH ARTISTIC EXPRESSION AND EMPOWERMENT.

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