at The Square Halo Gallery
37 N. Market St., Lancaster, PA
Thursday 25 Oct. 2018, 7-9PM
$19.00 in advance (Row House Members $10); $25.00 at door
We are honored to welcome our local speakers
Danika Bigley, Founder of the John Durang Dance Troupe of Lancaster: Dance as Art
Chuck Holt, President and CEO of The Factory Ministries: Addressing Poverty Locally and Collaboratively
Ellis Anderson, York College Student: Correcting Racial Inequities in Student Loan Debt
Q Commons 2018 Global Speakers
Danika Bigley holds a BFA in Dance Performance from the Purchase Dance Conservatory in NY. Raised in Bellevue Washington, she attended the Pacific Northwest Ballet School and performed multiple times with the PNB Company in Seattle, WA. In 2007 she moved with her family to the East Coast where she studied at Lancaster School of Ballet and Susquehanna Dance Center. Throughout high school she performed principal roles with Ballet Theater of Lancaster and COBALT Dance Company, and participated in Mark Morris Dance Group workshops in Brooklyn, NY. Danika has taught dance in South America, co-directed dance clinics for The Greens at Greenwich CT retirement community, designed and taught ballet courses for the Musical Theater Program at Lancaster Bible College, and currently teaches at several studios around Lancaster, PA. In 2017 she launched the Durang Dance Collective, which serves to educate and entertain local audiences through exposure to world-class dance by emerging choreographers. Danika has performed as a featured dancer at both the Fulton Theater (“Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat”, “The Wizard of Oz”, and “Fulton Follies”), and PRiMA Theater (“Chess”, “West Side Story”, and “Evita”).
Chuck Holt grew up in poverty, impacting him in profound ways and giving him a compelling and personally relevant perspective on how churches, organizations and, communities address poverty. He has been the President and CEO of The Factory Ministries, a faith-based social services organization in Paradise, Pennsylvania, since 2006. Along with other key leaders, he has built a community collaborative of over 70 organizations from all sectors of the community. Chuck consults and trains on topics of addressing poverty, community collaboration, and strategic planning. Chuck is passionate about people and believes that everyone’s journey matters. He and his wife, Claudia, have had 24 foster children, raised five adopted children, and have three grandchildren.
Ellis Anderson earned his High School Diploma from Logos Academy, class of 2018 (our youngest Row House presenter to date!). He currently attends Messiah College. Ellis comes from a family of eight people, including four brothers and two sisters. Growing up in York since he was four years old, he attended Logos Academy since 1st grade. He is studying International Business and is a recipient of the R.H. Flowers scholarship program at Messiah, a scholarship given to students who have a passion for racial reconciliation.
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