Meet the 2015 Summer DanceFest Choreographers: Jacqueline Dugal & Composer, Brett Copland

Jacqueline Dugal is a dancer, choreographer, and teacher currently based in Tampa, Florida. She received her BFA in Dance Performance, Entrepreneurship minor from the University of South Florida.

As an international artist, Jacqui has traveled to study and perform around the world. Summer of 2014 she had the opportunity to study dance in Paris, France with various artists, where she performed an original solo, and studied at Spellbound Contemporary Ballet Company’s Summer Intensive in Rome, Italy. In October 2015, Jacqui danced Into Mergence…, choreographed by Jeanne Travers at the COCO International Dance Festival in Trinidad & Tobago. Upon graduation on a full tuition scholarship, she studied in Mexico in the ArcDanz International program and performed at Mexico City’s Museo Soumaya.

During her undergraduate career, her choreography was selected for University of South Florida’s Student Dance Concert and Confluence Concert. Upon graduation, her choreographic work has been showcased in Tampa’s Collective Soles Community Concert and in a production of her own, Insight: kinetic senses of self in St. Petersburg, Florida.

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Brett Copeland is a graduate student at the University of South Florida pursuing an M.M. degree in Tuba Performance and studying electro-acoustic composition.  He is primarily an electronic and electro-acoustic composer and has received awards in both styles of composition.  His works range from tuba and electronics, to flute, clarinet and live-electronics, to indeterminate ensemble (up to 10 players) and live-electronics.  In addition to electronic composition Brett has achieved success with his acoustic compositions.  His piece, “Charmer” for solo guitar was selected to be performed in the Vox Nous Fifteen Minutes of Fame series. Brett is Principal Tubist of the Venice Symphony and the South Shore Symphony Orchestra. He is an avid fan and performer of new-music and takes part in interdisciplinary collaborations such as composing for dance. He is the current President of the New-Music Consortium at USF and the Vice-President of the College of The Arts Council.



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