Taught by Xiao-Xuan Yang Dancigers, Leymis Bolaños Wilmott, and Melissa Rummel
Drummer: Michael Rutherford
Location: Parkinson Place, 5969 Cattleridge Blvd. Suite 100
More information: 941-893-4188 or 941-870-4438
About: Leymis Bolaños Wilmott was selected by Sarasota’s Parkinson Place to be trained in the internationally recognized Dance For PD® Program through the Mark Morris Dance Group and Brooklyn Parkinson Group (danceforparkinsons.org). Sarasota Contemporary Dance has provided year-long bi-weekly dance classes at Sarasota’s Parkinson Place, funded by the Parkinson Research Foundation, since October 2012. The model developed by Sarasota Contemporary Dance's Artistic Director includes a live Percussionist and Teaching Assistants who work with the participants throughout class with the use of touch, facilitating the participants movement, and expanding their physical capacity and strength. Leymis most recently received a scholarship to the three-day Professional Development workshop in Brooklyn. In 2014 the company was given the Leadership Award in Arts and healthcare at the Arts and Cultural Alliance's 14th annual Awards Celebration.