Three world premieres in one night

March 3, 2011
The Examiner
Janet Arvia


World premiere works by Francisco Aviña and Amy E. Hall will be performed in the Creative Force Spring Showcase at the Harris Theater at Millennium Park on 205 East Randolph Drive on Sunday, March 6 at 4:00 pm and 6:30 pm. 

Winners of Creative Force: The Joffrey's Choreographers of Color Award, Aviña and Hall have the unique opportunity to create a work with the The Academy Trainees of The Joffrey Ballet. 

The program for Creative Force Spring Showcase also includes the world premiere of Broken Strings by Aviña; the world premiere of Breakthrough by Hall; the world premiere of Signature. Solo in Black by Academy Artistic Director Alexei Kremnev, as well as his Modern Times and Blue Velvet.

Amy E. Hall is one of America’s most unique and diverse emerging talents. For many years, Hall worked as an assistant with choreographer Darrell Grand Moultrie nationally and abroad at major artistic institutions. Hall has choreographed, coached and worked as a creative consultant on Law & Order: Trial by Jury, The Dave Chappelle Show, DRA: Solstice in the Square, and Kidz Bop Live!.   

Francisco Aviña has worked as a dancer in Celine Dion's A New Day, Newsies, Batman and Robin, Michael Jackson’s Sisterella, Fame L.A the TV series, and The World Billboard Music Awards. His choreography credits include a Giannai Versace fashion show in Singapore, the 10th Annual American Choreography Awards in Los Angeles, Nickolodeon’s Kid’s Choice Awards with Justin Timberlake, and three pieces for Hubbard Street 2.  Last summer, he choreographed Disney’s High School Musical La Seleccion which led to Disney’s High School Musical Mexico: The Movie.  

Tickets for either the 4:00 pm or 6:30 pm performance of Creative Force Spring Showcase at the Harris Theater are $10 each, and are available by calling the Harris Theater Box Office at 312-334-7777 or visiting

The Sara Lee Foundation is the sponsor of Creative Force: The Joffrey's Choreographers of Color Award. For more information on the Academy Trainees of the Joffrey Ballet, or other programs at the Academy of Dance, Official School of the Joffrey Ballet, visit