2018 Individual:  Tracey Varga

Individual Criteria:  Individual category is open to individuals who have demonstrated exceptional achievement and impact through their leadership, support, and advancement of the arts.

Tracey Varga:  Varga is a feature in the Wilmington dance community.  She is known for her artistic talent and her commitment to the promotion of dance using collaborations and partnerships with diverse groups of choreographers and dancers.

Varga has initiated or helped produce works for Dance-A-Lorus, the North Carolina Dance Festival, the Wilmington Dance Festival, UNCW Lumina Festival, and on local stages including Thalian Hall, City Stage, the Community Arts Center, Kenan Auditoriu, and the Cameron Art Museum. She also teaches at The Dance Element. Varga’s signature events are the annual, multidisciplinary Arts Sensation, held each Spring, and the annual Cape Fear Arts In Motion, held each Fall.

Arts Sensation is a multidisciplinary event featuring musicians, dancers, local choreographers, and dance of multiple genres.  The event serves as a benefit for a local nonprofit.  Cape Fear Arts In Motion is a production of Varga’s nonprofit Forward Motion Dance Company.  Cape Fear Arts In Motion features multiple works by Varga as well as a piece presented by a guest choreographer. The show brings together dancers from Wilmington’s wide array of dance studios performing in collaboration with local musicians and visual artists.  Participants in Cape Fear Arts In Motion include emerging dancers from age 10 – 17.  Varga ensures that the participation of these dancers is at no cost to the families.

Varga’s training is in tap, classical ballet, and modern jazz and contemporary forms.  She hosts an active schedule of presentations and education opportunities at local schools and cultural venues. Her love of dance is infectious. Varga loves dance and she wants her audience to love it, too.

We recognize Tracey Varga for her exceptional achievement and impact through her leadership, support, and advancement of the arts.

Forward Motion Dance Company: forwardmotiondance.org


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