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Alleluia Dance Theater

Praise & Glorify God in Dance

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Alleluia Dance Theater

Praise & Glorify God in Dance

We believe that God has called us to share Dance as an affirmation of life, joy, faith, love, hope and the healing power of God. Through workshops, retreats, worship services and celebrations, using the performing arts, we provide opportunities to experience the outpouring of one’s spirit in communion with God.

We believe that God has called us to share Dance as an affirmation of life, joy, faith, love, hope and the healing power of God. Through workshops, retreats, worship services and celebrations, using the performing arts, we provide opportunities to experience the outpouring of one’s spirit in communion with God.

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About

The Alleluia Dance Theater is a Christian not-for-profit, public benefit corporation, which welcomes participation of people of diverse backgrounds and faiths to experience dance in a sacred context.

About

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The Alleluia Dance Theater is a Christian not-for-profit, public benefit corporation, which welcomes participation of people of diverse backgrounds and faiths to experience dance in a sacred context.

Retreats

From a weekend up to a weeklong event, offered in a beautiful retreat center that encourages spiritual and communal growth. Offers more time for dance/movement experiences and space for solitude, rest, meditation, private and group prayers. Culminates with a celebration of sharing dances based on the retreat theme.

Workshops

Usually one day long, we focus on a theme through movement and prayer. We begin with preparing the body with simple movements that may develop into phrases or into a dance. There is time for discussion, sharing, meditation, music and creative exploration. We welcome all faiths and all skill levels of dance.

Performances

The Alleluia Dance Theater performs for various events, festivals, celebrations and holidays in churches, schools and other settings. Whether it is a solo performance or a group presentation, we endeavor to show God’s grace and love through our dance.

Company Principals

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Stella Matsuda

Founding Director, Artistic/Administrative Director

Stella is the Founding Director of Alleluia Dance Theater. Stella earned her BA in Dance at UCLA and her MA in Education from California Lutheran University and taught at San Gabriel High School, UCLA, CLU, and was Director of Dance at Moorpark College.

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Emmalyn Moreno

Teacher, Choreographer, Dancer

Emmalyn has an AA in Dance, Palomar College, BA in Liberal Studies (Performing Arts emphasis) CSU San Marcos, and an MA in Ethnomusicology (Dance emphasis) SDSU.

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Marti Ryan

Teacher, Choreographer, Dancer

Marti, co-founder of Alleluia Dance Theater, received her BA in Kinesiology with Dance emphasis from CSU Northridge and her MS in Guidance and Counseling at California Lutheran University.

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TERRIE BARR
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BERYLE BRINKMAN
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SHARON HASEGAWA
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MARY NORMAN
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MICHELE PAGAN
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ROBIN PRIVAT
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BARBARA WEGHER-THOMPSON
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CARRIE WILCOX

Upcoming Events

A weekend dance retreat allows you to experience sacred dance and movement which can be used in liturgy or for one’s personal prayer life. During this time, you can participate in technique classes, choreography, movement exploration, repertory (learning dances and simple movement prayers). There is also an opportunity for you to share your special gifts with others, whether it is dance, poetry, art, music, etc.

Upcoming Events

  1. One Day Virtual Dance & Prayer Workshop

    September 19 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
  1. One Day Virtual Dance & Prayer Workshop

    September 19 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm