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After viewing a performance from Xclaim's opening season, The Columbus Dispatch called Xclaim’s work
"Big...bold...infectiously upbeat...spirited...strong choreography!" - Barbara Zuck
(Program Showcases Strong Choreography, Columbus Dispatch, Sunday October 26th, 2008)

Come witness Xclaim in Action!


2013-2014 Season Reperatoire "Ethereal"
Light, Airy, Delicate, Refined, Heavenly, Celestial...
Ethereal is a collection of innovative, original work featuring aerial silk arts and Xclaim's signature jazz fusion style. This full length concert conveys positive, inspiring themes while exploring and challenging perceptions of heaven through dynamic, complex choreography. Movement crafted by Artistic Director Mariah Layne French along with Aerial Director Kelsey Keller, veteran company members Laura Schoessler and Deena Schmidt, and alumnus guest choreographer J. Shannon Filmore.

*Ethereal is made possible by generous support from The Greater Columbus Arts Council and The Ohio Arts Council



International Jazz Day Celebration
Come Jazz Dance with Xclaim!
Open Company Class - Free
Monday March 31st 7:00-8:30pm
4099 Karl Rd Columbus, OH 43224


Auditions for 2014-2015 Season "Blue" - dance for film and stage
Calling male and female dancers of diverse dance disciplines
March 30th 3:00pm (with registration & open floor at 2:30pm)
Charisma Centre for the Arts, Door E
4099 Karl Rd Columbus, OH 43224
$10 Audition Fee


Greater Columbus Arts Council Arts Forum Performance
February 11th, 2014
400 W. Rich Street
Columbus, OH
Advance registration is encouraged.
Send an email to: rsvp@gcac.org


Circus Science
Xclaim's Aerialists along with Kelsey Keller (PHD)
January 24th, 2014
Performances at 6:15pm 7:15pm and 8:15pm
Carnegie Science Center
Pittsburgh, PA 15212


Neighborhood Pride Showcase 2013
Talent Search Students Performance
December 18th, 2013
King Arts Complex
Admission is Free


"An Ethereal Christmas"
Generously hosted by The Christ Child Festival
Friday December 6th, 2013
Performance 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Admission is free

University of Saint Francis Performing Arts Center
431 W. Berry Street
Fort Wayne, IN 46802


Mentorship and Masterclass Series
(for selected Neighborhood Pride Talent Search Students)
Saturdays November 2nd - December 14th 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Short Stop Youth Center
1066 N High St. Columbus, OH 43201


"Starry Nights"
Featuring Kelsey Keller & Ethereal's "Satellites"
October 4th, 2013
Performances 7:30pm and 8:30pm
Carnegie Science Center
Pittsburgh, PA 15212


2013-2014 Season Premiere "Ethereal"
September 20-22, 2013
Friday 8:00 pm
Saturday 3:00 pm /8:00 pm
Sunday 3:00 pm

Activity Center - Christian Assembly
4099 Karl Road 43224, Door B


Block Party Dance Project
Workshop and Performance/Season Preview
August 3, 2013 10:00-3:00
Made possible by Neighborhood Pride and Franklin County Children's Services
Columbus Commons Metro Park




View our Archived Performance Schedules
2012-2013 Season
2011-2012 Season
2010-2011 Season
2009-2010 Season
2008-2009 Season

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