FINALÉ FEATURED ARTISTS:
Anh Nguyen (Choreographer) is a choreographer and composer based in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. Currently, he is the artistic director and technical trainer of HNM Dance Company; he also makes regular guest appearances with other progressive dance companies, symphony orchestras, art galleries, and universities including American Ballet Theatre, Dancetheatre David Earle, Toronto Symphony Orchestra, South Dakota Symphony Orchestra, Michigan Opera Theatre, Detroit Institute of the Arts, University of Michigan, and Wayne State University. In recognition for his contribution to artistic and cultural life, Anh was given the Mayor’s Award of Excellence for Outstanding Artist. The Globe & Mail describes his work as “Brilliant”.
HNM Dance Company is a modern/contemporary dance group based in Windsor, Ontario, Canada since 1995. The ensemble is made up of real people with real lives from age 8 yo 80… HNM is recognized for its sensual musicality, starkly dramatic, and wildly humorous repertoire. HNM values collaborations with artists and organizations in all disciplines, and is committed to making dance accessible.
Michael Stone is a professional musician residing in Windsor, Ontario. He is a graduate of the University of Windsor School of Music. As a performer, he is fluent and experienced in many different styles and genres. He is a trombonist with the Windsor Symphony Orchestra, the Majestic Bass Quintet, Windsor Light Music Theatre, and has performed with many other groups in the Windsor and Detroit area. He is also a seasoned teacher and educator. He teaches privately and is a Special Instructor at the University of Windsor School of Creative Arts. Michael is also an experienced arranger and transcriber. Most recently he transcribed and arranged the music for the musical The Wiz, performed by Artist Collective Theatre(ACT) in Windsor, March, 2019.