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2009 Faculty & Staff News

Rodney Williams is co-director of City Dance Theatre of Richmond, which won multiple awards in DanceAmerica regional competition

April 16, 2009

Rodney Williams, Artist-in-Residence and director of the Longwood Company of Dancers, is co-director of City Dance Theatre of Richmond, which won 14 first-place and seven second-place awards and one third-place award in DanceAmerica regional competition Feb. 27-March 1 in Portsmouth. The 22 dancers were among 45 members of City Dance Theatre who, as the only municipally sponsored dancers, competed against members of companies representing dance schools and private studios from Maryland to Georgia. They will compete in DanceAmerica national competition July 1-4 in New York City. Williams is a judge for DanceAmerica and teaches master classes for Dance Olympus, the teaching component of DanceAmerica competitions. City Dance Theatre, which Williams has co-directed (with Annette Holt) since coming to Longwood in 1992, is a competition team for youths sponsored by the Richmond Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities. The company has won more than 100 national trophies.