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Shed 

The choreographer Kiesha Lalama displayed her ample skills as a generator of mood, intensity and movement. Just like watching the incomparable Serena Williams, you marvel at the mysterious x-factor that manifests itself in such a championship as well as the alchemy of Ms. Lalama artistic genius. ~Dayton Most Metro

http://mostmetro.com/performing-arts-theater/reviews/dont-call-it-a-comeback.html

 

 

The Bench, Journey Into Love 

http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/ae/theater-dance/a-leap-to-broadway-pittsburgh-choreographer-kiesha-lalamas-dance-show-the-bench-sets-sights-on-new-york-national-tour-697203/

 

 

All Shook Up

There is excellent dancing from the exuberant cast, to first-rate choreography by Kiesha Lalama. ~Wicked Local

Kiesha Lalama's choreography keep the action moving at breakneck speed...while production numbers fluidly navigate every angle of the playing area. ~Boston Globe

Kiesha works her magic on the cast with terrific choreography...the group numbers are marvelous and beautifully performed... ~Theater Mirror

Original jaunty choreography from Kiesha Lalama adds immeasurably to the show’s appeal...~Edge Boston

Boston Globe - Elvis lives on in high-energy, goofy musical theater tribute
Wicked Local - An energizing evening of Elvis at NSMT
Theater Mirror - All Shook Up
Edge Boston - All Shook Up

Alegria

Fresh and creamy, a smooth but lively response to intoxicating music....Entertaining, swift and alluring, and smartly shows off the subtle, Latin-tinged joys of its score--its title, in fact, is Spanish for "joy."  ~Chicago Tribune

Giordano's 'Alegria' swift and alluring at Harris
Jazz Dance Chicago “Passion and Fire” 

 

Torque

'Dynamic Women of Dance' dazzle at August Wilson Center

 

Ruthless, the Musical!

On Stage: Sowing the Seeds of “Ruthless”
Ruthless! The Musical

 

Point Park University Feature

Dance Faculty Member Brings Her Outside Experiences to the Classroom

 

Dance Magazine

25 to Watch

 

The Bench Reviews

...Sophisticated and clever choreography was showcased in first-act scenes like a bold and defiant solo by Dice in "The Decision," and a riveting and emotional duet between Simmons and dancer James Washington in "Parenthood." ...the top of her game as a choreographer. ~City Paper 

The Bench is a late highlight of the local dance season. 
The Bench - World Premiere
Best Dance Performances of 2009 
On Stage: “Bench” Marks the Holidays
Our critics highlight some of 2009's notable theater, dance and visual art. 

 

The Bench Preview

'Bench' family: 'Something to be said for DNA'

 

G20 Summit, Pittsburgh 

Flash mobs dance out a message