JP VIERNES (DANCE 2014) has choreographed an exciting and busy summer.
During the majority of his time in the Bay Area, he will be dancing with The Shely Pack Dancers, a local studio in Half Moon Bay led by dance educator, Shely Pack, who began her dance training in Pennsylvania with the Pittsburgh Ballet Theater more than 40 years ago. JP also plans to take classes at Lines Ballet and ODC in San Francisco until he leaves for New Orleans and the Dance Masters of America competition.
Dance Masters of America is a membership organization of artists and educators committed to the elevation of the art of dance worldwide. DMA sponsors a variety of competitions and awards more than six-hundred educational and monetary scholarships annually.
As serious as he is about his art discipline, he is also deeply committed to his friends, his family and to having fun. Which is what he plans to do when he leaves Louisiana for Washington D.C. to visit his sister, a middle school geography teacher and her husband, a physicist working in the nation’s capital.