Danza Antiqua

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May we introduce ourselves?
Nancy J. Walker, MA, BA, DipRSA
AIE – Rostered Artist in Education for PA. – Rostered in July 2006 – present

Master of Art Degree in Dance (Specializing in Dance History)  Ohio State University 1979
Bachelor of Art Degree in Dance  Mercyhurst College 1977
Royal Society of Art Diploma in Fine & Decorative Arts    Christie’s - London, England  1998
Further & Adult Education Teacher’s Certificate         City & Guilds of London Institute   1989
Teaching Award
: Adjunct Professor of the Year Award, Wilson College, Chambersburg, PA 2008
Royal College of Music
 (London) - Professor of Early Dance for graduate students  1990-1999
Dance Back in Time
- Co-designer & presenter of history workshops for elementary & middle schools 1995-1997
The Companie of Dansers
- Professional dancer, performed throughout the UK 1983-1990
Danza Antiqua
- Independent performer, reconstructor, choreographer & teacher of early dance
& etiquette & advisor of historic clothing 1989-1999
Selected  Projects :
Hampton Court Palace
- Professional dancer for early dance/music program
Royal Academy of Music
- Baroque dance workshops for early music undergraduate students
Theatre Museum, Covent Garden
- Director, dance reconstructor & costume advisor for Dido & Aeneas
(17th century) opera
Geffrye Museum
- Children’s workshops on 17th century English Country Dance
Oxford University:  Brasenose College
- Reconstructed dances for Cupid & Death (17th century) opera
Oxford University: Magdalen College – Reconstructed dances for She Stoops to Conquer (18th century) comedy
Sotheby’s - Dance reconstructor, costume advisor & performer for The Lord Haye’s Masque (16th Century), performed at Castle Ashby.
Warner Brothers 
- Dance Master for Victorian ball to re-launch Gone with the Wind  videoOxford Baroque Players
- Dance reconstructor & advisor of costume for Dido & Aeneas opera. Presented pre-concert lecture/demonstrations on Baroque dance with performances in Malta, Gozo, France, Germany, Republic of Ireland & England
Gettysburg College -  Adjunct Professor of Dance History (Theatre Dept.)          Fall 2005 – present
Wilson College
– Adjunct Professor for : Ballet, Ballroom Dance, Dance History  Fall 2006 - present
Chambersburg Ballet Theatre School
- Ballet & Historical Dance Instructor      2001 - 2010
Chambersburg Ballet Theatre Company
– Historical dance choerographer/performer
Danza Antiqua
- Independent performer, reconstructor, choreographer & teacher 
of early to 20th C dance & Director of early dance ensemble.  2001 - present 
Tuscarora School District - Substitute school teacher 2002 – 2006


Jef, as Kotschei, cowers before The Firebird and Prince


Jef Savage, MBA, BS – Performing Arts Professional Resume  
Education MBA – Middlesex University, EnglandBSc – Computer Science – University or Hertfordshire, EnglandBusiness Resume available on request.
England Lord Hayes Masque – Castle Ashby, Northamptonshire
Burford, Oxfordshire  -  Renaissance dance performer for town’s 900 year anniversary celebrations
Bath Assembly Rooms - Co-instructor of Victorian dance workshops and  Master of Ceremonies at Civil War Ball. Instructor on multiple Civil War Dance workshops.
Chambersburg Ballet Theatre  Company  - Guest Character dancer: The Sleeping Beauty, The Nutcracker, Cinderella, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, The Firebird, A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Company’s Fall Festival of Dance – Historical dance showcase. Resident Technical Director and Props Constructor.

Danza Antiqua Projects

Nancy J. Walker and Jef Savage. – Responsible for research, design, authoring, production, performance and instruction of dance & history programs from 15th century to present day
St. Vincent de Paul School, Hanover - Artist In Education Residency (Cultural Alliance of York) supporting Civil War Studies, 2007
Tuscarora School DistrictPresented “A Dickens’ Christmas” to 6th Grade students reading A Christmas Carol, covering the life and times of Charles Dickens 2009, 2010, 2011
Artist In Education Residency (Cultural Alliance of York) supporting Music Curriculum : Dance through the Ages 2010
Artist In Education Residency (Cultural Alliance of York) supporting the Social Studies Curriculum : History of the United States &  World History  2011
Greencastle Area School District Civil War and Dance Etiquette Program for Middle School to support Social Studies Curriculum 2010
Chambersburg Area School District – Artist In Education Residency (Cultural Alliance of York) supporting the Social Studies Curriculum of South America covering ballroom dances and cultures of Argentina, Brazil, Haiti and Cuba 2007/8/9/10
Chambersburg Area– An Evening of Ballroom Dance for Foreign Exchange Students (FLEX) 2010, 2011
Greencastle Montessori School - Presented programs on historical dance, fashion & related subjects
Youth Arts Initiative – in assoc. with Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce – committee member, instructor and performer of arts programs for underserved children (2006 – Dance & Arts of  Mozart’s era;  2007 & 2008 – Ragtime dance & arts of Scot Joplin’s era). 2009 & 10, 11; The Golden Age of Theatre: Dances from Classic MoviesShippensburg University -   Reconstructed Renaissance dances for Theatre Department production

Mercersburg Chamber of Commerce -  Conducted 6 week Victorian dance course & appointed Dance Masters for J.E.B. Stuart 140th Anniversary Commemoration Ball at Mercersburg Academy, PA

Senior Citizen Homes – Historical dance for Sr. homes in Pa. & Maryland
2006 PPA Grant  – From Lincoln to the Moon – an  historical dance program for Chambersburg Senior High School students
2007 PPA Grant  – From13 Bars to 50 Stars– an  historical dance program for Greencastle Antrim High & Middle School students
2006 Chambersburg Borough Grant –A 10 week program of  modern ballroom dance to low income families children at Thaddeus Stevens Elementary School
Inwood Performing Arts, W.Va. Baroque Dance Workshop and Performance - Assistant Instructor and Performer.
Renfrew Museum, Waynesboro: Colonial and Civil War Dance in America. The History of Lace. Chambersburg Arts Council – TGIF concerts for the community – Music and Dance in Colonial America & Victorian Dance & Pastimes concert
Arts Express (Chmbg. Arts Council & ARTime (Greencastle Arts Council) -  Dance & history programs for free children’s arts programs, 2006 – present.
Pommerian Early Music Guild: Children’s historical dance workshops and performance showcase. Mercersburg Historical Society –Victorian Dance Program  May 17th, 2007. Colonial Dance Program Dec 2007. Ragtime Dance Program 2010
Mason Dixon Home School Association – Ballroom Dance from Regency to Modern (2007)
Greencastle Council for the Arts – Dance & history programs for children. Most recent 2006 Dance and Pastimes of the Lenape Nation. Civil War Dance and Activities 2010.

Danza Antiqua* 129 North Main Street* Mercersburg * PA * 17236