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Programming Spotlight: Tidal Shift

TIDAL SHIFT is back in 2023 with a fresh slate of artists presenting both developing and new dance works to the public.

TIDAL SHIFT is a dance and movement series we premiered at Le Mondo last fall, led by resident artist-curator Noelle Tolbert. TIDAL SHIFT was created to provide an ongoing platform for dancers and movers that explores community building, artistic innovation, and boldness through experimentation. Audience members will also have a unique chance to experience new dance work as it evolves in real-time, as well as participate in conversation with the dance artists.


Le Mondo | 406 N Howard, Baltimore, MD

Saturday, March 18, 8PM



Amber Moreland-Reed

Amber Moreland-Reed (she/her) is a graduate of Marymount Manhattan College (NYC) where she received a dual Bachelor’s degree in Communications and Dance, and a graduate of Morgan State University with a Masters degree in Project Management. She attended George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology and was a member of the Baltimore County All-Honors Dance Ensemble.As an alumna of Baltimore DanceTech (BDT), she studied under the guidance of Ms. Stephanie Powell, Shana Joy, Tiffany Butler, Damon Patterson, Charmaine Walker and Torens Johnson. During her dance training Amber attended summer intensives at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and various dance conferences throughout the United States.

Ms. Moreland-Reed is a member of the Project Management Institute, National Dance Honor Society, International Association of Blacks in Dance (IABD), and Lambda Pi Eta Communications Honor Society. She has taught in the New York City Public School System as a Dance Enrichment teacher. Amber works as the Executive Assistant of Advancement Development at the Archdiocese of Baltimore. She has taught at BDT for 12 years. Amber is a member of the Infinite Grace Dance Ministry, BDT Alumni Company, and co-director of the In His Presence Dance Ministry (GGMBC).

Emily Lamoreaux

Emily Lamoreaux (she/her) is a dancer and flow artist based out of Baltimore, MD and Washington, DC. Emily has been involved in the dance and flow arts community for over 10 years. Emily danced in college at Towson University on Fusion Dance Team where she choreographed hip hop pieces three years in a row. Emily has competed alongside other universities and dance teams, and joined Phunktions dance team in Baltimore post-grad during the Spring and Summer of 2022 where she performed at the Coalescence Dance Showcase in February 2022.

Emily primarily focuses on hip hop, modern jazz, and heels. She has taught pop-up community classes, and currently focuses a majority of her movement time on blending her flow arts with her dance. Emily loves combining sharp recognizable movement patterns while sitting in the pocket of flow and leaning into texture.

When she is not popping and locking, she is engaging with her divine feminine through sensual, captivating, and sexy movement. Emily enjoys being intentional with space and props, while keeping the focus on her shapes, energy, emotion, and storytelling. She hopes to inspire you to think about our own individual meanings and interpretations we all have behind music, energetics, movement, desire and intention.

Samantha Sebanakitta

Samantha's (she/her) dance journey started as a child, taking tap, ballet, and jazz dance classes. In high school, she joined the cheerleading team because it was the closest thing t0 dance and choreography that was available. Her junior year, alongside a senior, she started a hip hop dance team and her love for dance grew. In college, she joined both the intramural and official dance teams and her love for performing and competing grew. Since moving to Baltimore in 2017, she's been taking Noelle's dance classes and they've helped her become a more confident dancer.

Brittany Bryan

Ms. Bryan’s formal dance training began at DeVe’s Christian School of Performing Arts. She has since had the pleasure of performing at venues including Baltimore Musuem of Art, Walters Art Museum, Lyric Opera House, Towson University, Carnegie Hall and Kennedy Center.

She has been trained in dance techniques including ballet, jazz, tap, modern, African, lyrical, hip hop and liturgical. She has had the privilege of having her choreography showcased in different venues including Artscape and Towson University. She currently teaches dance to the next generation as well as workshops and continues to perform at various events.


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