Dance Theatre Northwest’s ‘In the Spotlight’ slated for June 2

Dance Theatre Northwest holds its spring concert June 2. Photo courtesy of DTNW

Dance Theatre Northwest will present “In the Spotlight,” its spring concert and annual school recital, on June 2 at 2:30 p.m. at the Mount Tahoma High School Auditorium in Tacoma. Both professional level and student dancers of all ages will present a series of dances ranging from classical ballet to Broadway style jazz and musical theater guaranteed to delight audience members of all ages.

DTNW’s Katharine Neumann, Oceana Thunder, Emma Young, Phoebe Holland and Fancy Williamson, along with guest artists, will be featured in traditional classical ballet pieces as well as innovative new works created and staged by Melanie Kirk-Stauffer, artistic director, Bonnie Calvert and Katherine Neumann.

Neumann, DTNW principal, instructor and choreographer has been featured in “The Nutcracker,” “Swan Lake,” “Sleeping Beauty,” “Paquit” and “The Sylvia Pas De Deux.” Neumann joined the company as an apprentice member in 2004 after performing for several years with the Jr. Dance Ensemble. 

Calvert joined DTNW as an experienced instructor and a former student of the Royal Academy of Dance in Arizona. She has worked as a private tutor for ballet students for Royal Academy of Dance Examinations and has also taught group classes in ballet technique, character, modern dance, stretch and strength classes, ballet vocabulary, ballet history, and musicality for dance. 

Kirk-Stauffer, currently Artistic Director, is the principal trainer and choreographer for DTNW. She has a history of having produced and directed numerous successful shows for family audiences. 

Mount Tahoma High School is located at 4634 S. 74th St., Tacoma. Tickets for “In the Spotlight” range from $11 for children to $26 for adult, reserved center seating and can be purchased via

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