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.
Located in Historic Downtown Sioux Falls on Main Avenue, we are a dance school that believes in teaching proper technique to each student that walks through our doors while instilling a love and passion for dance.
Dance Gallery contains seven studios with a sprung floor system and a small, full-functioning theater. Our curriculum is always expanding and includes classes for children as well as adults.
OUR MISSION STATEMENT
To offer movement opportunities for all ages in a positive environment, as well as instilling a passion for the art of dance and movement. Above all we, as a faculty, are fully aware of our dramatic impact on the development of each dancer’s self-esteem and personal growth, and our responsibility to present ourselves as positive and effective role models for our school.
I’m a Voice-Over Artist specializing in Commercials, E-Learning and Explainer Videos. I also do Voice Mail System Prompts, Children’s Book Narration and Medical Training Videos.
I have a recording studio and provide editing services with my Voice-Over recordings.
My vocal style is Articulate, Clear, Confident, Genuine, Informative, Spokesperson, Persuasive, Passionate, Professional, and Upbeat.
Vocal characters that I can portray include: Announcer, Detective, Diva, Mother, Narrator, Princess, Queen, Salesperson, Spokesperson, Storyteller, and Teacher.
I was a child the first time I saw “The Little Mermaid” on the big screen at my local theater. Ariel’s voice was captivating and the story about the power of a voice made me fall in love with the show! From that moment, I knew I wanted to work in voice overs! As I grew up, I was involved in music, theater and competitive speech (earning 4 State Speech medals). I went on to earn a BA in Vocal Music Performance from Gustavus Adolphus College. In 2016, I portrayed Mary in a stage performance of “Mary Poppins.”
All of this training, including technique coaching with Nick Kaiser through Such A Voice and demo production with Bill Brooks, has prepared me for the launch of my Voice Over Business. Julie Andrews has always been a role model for me! Her poise and precision are traits that I try to emulate. Her crisp articulation and clear voice are descriptor words my clients have also used about me.
In addition to my Voice Over business, I also teach piano and voice lessons, direct my church’s Children’s Choir and serve as a Coordinator for my local Mothers of Preschoolers Group. As a singer and vocal coach, I am passionate about making sure the meaning and emotions of the words comes through in every performance and every recording.
I currently reside in Sioux Falls, SD with my husband and 3 young children, who are a constant source of inspiration and support.
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!
Kevin is a SAG/AFTRA actor with 46 years of experience on stage, film, television and radio. He is very skilled in comedy and drama and can adapt to any character.
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.