The Carole Cascio Fund provides a transformative workshop experience taught by Traditional Chinese Dancer Rose Xinran Qi for students at Queen Anne’s County & Kent Island High Schools

On April 22 , 2024, students from both Queen Annes County High School (QACHS) and Kent Island High School (KIHS) were treated to a transformative experience as they participated in a Classical Chinese Dance Masterclass led by Rose Xinran Qi. This invaluable opportunity was made possible through the collaborative efforts of Michael Bell and Queen Annes County Public Schools (QACPS) in collaboration with the Carole Cascio Fund (CCF).
Queen Annes County High School Dance Teacher Kristen Tyler with Rose Xinran Qi
Queens Anne’s County dance students with Rose Xinran Qi on knee in front row in black

Rose Xinran Qi, an accomplished independent artist, choreographer, researcher, and educator brought her extensive expertise to each QACPS dance studios courtesy of the CCF. With over 25 years of professional dance training and a rich artistic background encompassing ballet, contemporary, postmodern, and classical Chinese dance, Rose holds a BFA in dance performance and choreography from ShanXi Academy in China, as well as an MFA in dance from the University of Maryland.

The latest masterclass by Rose Xinran follows a series of enriching experiences offered by the CCF. Previously CCF introduced (QACHS) and (KIHS) to a diverse range of dance forms, including ballet from the New York Dance Project from New York City, a Classical Indian Dance Masterclass, collaborations with Melinda Blomquist and the CCBC Dance Company. Also, CCF Teaching Artist Adrienne Kraus Latanishen taught her dynamic hip-hop masterclasses at QACHS and Centreville Middle School.

Our partnership/collaboration with Michael Bell, the Supervisor of Visual and Performing Arts for Queen Annes County Public Schools has been invaluable. The enthusiasm and participation from Kristen Tyler QACHS Dance Teacher and KIHS Amber Wright Dance Teacher have been exemplary and greatly appreciated by CCF!

The CCF is committed to its mission of nurturing young artists by fostering connections between mind, movement, and dance, thus supporting the development of artistic expression and creativity in students of all ages and levels. The CCF is extremely thankful for our enriching collaboration with Michael Bell and the Queen Annes county Public School System

Story by Michael Bell and Peter Pucci

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