Apolonia Davalos is named after APPOLLONIA, an ancient, biblical town, in Macedonia, Greece, south of Lake Bolbe, known today as Nea Apollonia. Director/Writer: “Children of War,” “Writer’s Block,” and “Sam & Sam.” Feature Film Credits: “The Good Book,” “Providence,” “The Perfect Wedding,” “Fearsville 2,” “The Invasion of Kelly,” “Jolly,” and “Harlem Shadows.” Cast in the pilot episode for the original TV show “The Alley.” She received great acclaim for the originated role of Lynn Cordero for the Off-Broadway production “Looking For Billy Haines.” She starred in Boston’s professional premiere of “Metamorphoses” as Myrrha at Boston Center for the Arts. Ms. Davalos made her Nashville theatrical debut as Titania, Queen of the Fairies, for the Nashville Shakespeare Festival’s 25th Anniversary production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” Under her previous theater production company APOLONIAD Productions, she is also recognized as the producer and director of the Euripides Series in Times Square (2010) with productions of “Andromache” and “Hippolytus.” Known for her hearty laugh, talent for accents, love for martial arts, and singing standard 1930’s tunes!
Back Lot 605 is the home to all things film in the state of South Dakota. Weekly podcasts, movie reviews, and interviews with filmmakers locally and nationwide. Find us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @backlot605.
A group of trained improvisers bringing fresh improv comedy to the city of Sioux Falls. Our mission is to bring joy and inspire bravery by creating stories on the spot!
Madeleine Scott is a professional performing ballet & contemporary dancer as well as choreographer & coach based in Sioux Falls, SD. Madeleine has performed professionally with Ballet West, Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, Sacramento Ballet, and LED Boise. She has commercial experience performing for various hip-hop artists and performing in the Pro-Bowl Halftime Show in Hawaii. Madeleine earned her BFA in ballet in 2017 from the University of Utah School of Dance. Madeleine is the founder & artistic director of South Dakota’s first professional ballet company, South Dakota Ballet.
Prior to her professional career, Madeleine received her pre-professional training from the Rock School for Dance Education in Philadelphia, PA for which she moved from South Dakota at age 13. She later danced in New York City under the direction of the acclaimed Gelsey Kirkland while training privately with Elena Kunikova. She also received training at American Ballet Theatre, the School of American Ballet, Ellison Ballet, the Ballet West Professional Trainee Division. She has performed in festivals such as the Carreño Dance Festival in Sarasota, FL & Chautauqua Summer Dance Festival in Upstate New York.
Madeleine is still performing as well as producing award winning choreographic works around the region. She coaches a hand selected group of private lesson students and prepares them for prestigious ballet competitions such as Youth America Grand Prix; the world’s largest scholarship ballet competition that landed her at the Rock School in Philadelphia as a young, aspiring dancer.
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Madison Elliott is a versatile dancer, performer, choreographer and artistic curator. She has performed works by world renowned choreographers such as Doug Varone, Trisha Brown, Marcus James Willis, Roderick George, Abby Zibkowski and many more.
Her training began at a local studio, Balleraena Dance Studio, until she moved away from home at age 16 to finish high school at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. She also had the privilege of being accepted into one of the top dance programs in the country and is now a recent graduate from SUNY Purchase College, in New York, where she received her BFA in Dance and a Minor in Arts Management.
Madison has danced and performed around the world including places such as Montreal, Australia, Amsterdam, Italy and more.
Madison is not only a dancer but she has experience in acting, aerial and trapeze work. She also creates handmade journals out of reused and recycled materials.
Monstrous Little Theatre Company produces profession contemporary drama to explore societal issues and human nature.
Together we art.
Established in December 2019, Move To Heal South Dakota is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with a mission of bringing therapeutic dance and yoga sessions to healthcare and community settings across the state. We are doing this by partnering with trained dance and yoga instructors as our lead volunteers to provide our movement programming free of charge to participating organizations.
Research findings demonstrate that the integration of the arts into healthcare and community settings helps to cultivate a healing environment, support the physical, mental, and emotional recovery of participants, and fosters a positive environment for caregivers. Unlike traditional dance and yoga classes that focus on perfecting moves or poses, Move to Heal South Dakota sessions focus on the pure joy of movement.
We are dedicated to transforming the experiences of isolation, loneliness, and despair that rise up daily inside places such as, hospitals and senior living facilities by connecting people with the power of the arts through movement at key moments in their lives.
In response to COVID-19, Move To Heal South Dakota has continued to serve our mission through innovative ways such as, outdoor performances and community classes, in addition to launching virtual programming in April 2020.
Sioux Falls Chamber Music Collective (SFCMC) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. It is also a platform to invite the highest quality musicians and artists around Sioux Falls and around the world to present high quality musical and artistic projects in the setting and essence of chamber music, which brings alive the most intimate, creative, and spontaneous collaborations among a small group of artists! Follow us and we will surprise you with different types of fun projects introduced by an eclectic group of fun artists and musicians each time!
We started MUSIC OVER FEAR series since the start of the pandemic in 2020 to create a happy corner to inspire everyone and encourage artists to collaborate and take the creativity to another level! It’s FREE to subscribe to our YouTube channel for all the fun videos we continue to create and share: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCO436mPGQasZGvWBGTikI1A
You can also follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter: @SFCMCollective
We support and promote a variety of musical styles, such as classical, early music, Jazz, contemporary, pop…etc. Every musical/artistic style is simply a tool for artists to communicate to the outside world. Our goal is to reach out to people who enjoy music and art in this more intimate and interactive setting, just like the old days in Europe when musicians and music lovers gathered together to hang out over a cup of tea and read some music in someone’s private “chamber” or living room.
Our projects are constantly changing and developing, so definitely follow us today! You can also support us by being a volunteer to have all the opportunities to see behind the scene!
South Dakota Ballet is the state’s first professional ballet company. Established in May 2019, South Dakota Ballet is a 501C(3) non-profit organization with a mission to inspire, empower, connect and educate the state’s continuously diversifying communities through world class performances and educational outreach programming.
Before COVID-19, South Dakota Ballet was scheduled to launch with a gala performance and fundraiser at the Washington Pavilion on Friday, June 12. Dancers from some of the greatest ballet companies in the world would take the stage performing iconic repertoire passed down through generations as well as premiere several cutting edge contemporary works. South Dakota Ballet will resume with rescheduling the launch of the organization once it is safe to congregate again. Until that time, the ballet will proceed with innovative ways to reach our communities.
Despite the challenges South Dakota Ballet has faced over the past few months, the organization’s outreach program (South Dakota Ballet BEYOND) has done an outstanding job continuing with its mission. The ballet has impacted over 700 children at a regional and national level through in-person engagements prior to the pandemic and virtual classes with some of the nation’s best dancers after in-person activities were postponed.
Sioux Empire Arts & Entertainment Conversations are what you’ll hear about on Dave’s podcast. Typically two guests are on the show that has a new episode every Thursday. Dave’s passion is talking to others about their passions. It’s available on Apple Podcasts and Spotify. Check out the website as well.