Lindsey Golden began her movement training with gymnastics, later re-focusing on a strict ballet regimen culminating in performing with the Fairfax Ballet for three years. While studying contemporary dance at James Madison University, she was selected to perform in the 2008 ACDFA Gala Concert and studied dance abroad for a semester in London, England. Upon graduation, Lindsey began her professional career in Washington D.C. with DanceAntonini and AriDen Dance Company. Since 2012, Lindsey branched off to direct, choreograph and perform with Golden Dance Experiment, combining ballet, modern, circus arts, Bollywood, EDM, and West African influenced compositions. Current projects include new music videos for musician Seth Milder and a dance film co-produced with Swirve TV coming out Winter 2014.
Check out The Lindsey Golden Project, home of the Golden Dance Experiment. (http://lindseygolden.com) The webpage features video and photo galleries, performance notifications, dance and fitness class opportunities, publications in dance and/or art magazines, and creative writing.
Director/Dancer for Golden Dance Experiment; Web content manager
The Lindsey Golden Project
From March 2012
The Lindsey Golden Project is an artistic collection of dance compositions, poetry, prose, video performances, and photo galleries. The Project also features inspirational testimonies of the artistic creations and professional collaborations of Lindsey Golden's choreography, dance company affiliates, music compositions, and writing. This website is a way to get art out to the public in an organized and stimulating manner, as well as inform the art community of upcoming shows by the Golden Dance Experiment, and provide an entertaining art forum. http://lindseygolden.com
Director, Choreographer, Dancer, and Marketing Coordinator
The Golden Dance Experiment
June 2012 - June 2012
Beginning June 2012 Lindsey Golden is embarking on a new dance project: "The Golden Dance Experiment." The company is a professional contemporary modern ensemble, with a focus on pushing the boundaries of modern dance and contemporary ballet. Expect to see the group in performance starting August 2012. In the coming months the dancers will be learning five to six dance pieces and engaging in exciting photo shoots for their big debut in the Baltimore, MD and Washington D.C. dance community.
Head of Choreography and Dance; Yoga and Fitness instructor
University of Baltimore Contemporary Dance Company; UB Rec Center
September 2011 - September 2014
Currently directing a dance company, working with university students on choreography and the fundamentals of dance technique. The foundation of the company is to bring dance to UB through performance opportunities around the Baltimore area and on campus. The focus is on contemporary movement with introductions to ballet, jazz, partnering, hip hop, West African, and break dance. Additionally, through the University of Baltimore Recreation Center I now act as a boot camp and Yoga instructor. In 2011, I also taught hip hop and modern dance classes.
Professional Dancer; Editor and Marketing
Ari-Den Dance Company
March 2010 - June 2011
Professional Dancer, marketing assistant, proofreader, and program design assistance for AriDen Dance Company.
August 2009 - June 2010
Brief History of Dance Teaching Career
• New Quest- after school ballet teacher, 2014-Present
Classes: ballet for students 6-10 years old
• Bingfei Ballet- dance teacher and choreographer, 2013-2014
Classes: Classical Ballet choreography and dance instruction for students 3-13 years old
• Charm City Movement and Arts- dance teacher, 2012-2013
Classes: Adult and Children’s Ballet and Creative Movement for 3-5 year olds, Adult Modern
• Studiothirty4- dance and fitness instructor, 2012
Classes: Cardio Boot Camp, Dance Fitness, Jazz, Ballet, Pointe, Modern, and Creative Movement; all ages
• University of Baltimore Fitness and Wellness Recreation Center- fitness instructor, 2011-present
Classes: Yoga, Zumba, Hip-Hop, Modern Dance, Boot Camp for adults
• PAVE Dance Studio- summer dance teacher, 2011
Classes: Zumba for ages 6-12 years old
• The Academy of Russian Ballet—dance teacher, 2009-2010
Classes: Hip-hop, West African, Contemporary, Lyrical, Afro-Modern, and Jazz for ages 6-10 and 12-adult
• The Russell School of Ballet—dance teacher, 2009-2010
Classes: Contemporary and Jazz for ages 6-10 and 12-18 years old
• The Dance Company—dance teacher, 2009-2010
Classes: Ballet, Hip-hop, and Tap for ages 2-3. 3-5, 5-8, 10-18, and older adult
• Fairfax County Parks Department—summer dance teacher, 2006
Classes: Jazz, Hip-hop, and Ballet for all ages
Director of Dance and Video Production
AMRICA Entertainment Dance Dept.
Contact me for an appointment to audition for the AMRICA Entertainment dance program! I will be focusing on technique training in multiple dance styles, as well as creating music videos and audition tapes for my students :)
Fundraiser for Golden Dance Experiment's Biggest Show Yet
Support the arts and check out my kickstarter project for my dance company's upcoming show this May! There are some great rewards for your generosity:) http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1984284106/golden-dance-experiment-5-18-baltimore-theater-pro
Peabody Dance Training
I am currently taking some advanced ballet classes at the prestigious Peabody Prep in Downtown Baltimore.
Modern Dance at Charm City Movement Arts
Come take a fun modern dance class at CCMA on Monday's 8:30-9:30pm! Go to the Charm City Movement Arts website to look at all of the classes, prices, and location! http://charmcitymovement.com
Fieldwork w/Ilana Silverstein at Dance Place in Washington D.C.
Fieldwork for Mixed Disciplines
March 19 – May 21 (10 weeks) Facilitated by Ilana Silverstein. This class culminates in a showing on Saturday, May 25 at 8pm, tickets $10. Ms. Golden will have a chance to gain new insight into her artwork, hone her critical perceptions, develop an effective communication tool, and become motivated by a weekly deadline to present her newest dance compositions. Fieldwork is a process that supports the development of new artistic works. At each session, artists of any discipline show works-in-progress and exchange feedback with their peers in a format designed by artists. This 10-week workshop will culminate in a works-in-progress showing. Performing artists working in all styles/genres/forms are welcome!
Golden Dance Experiment performs for Maryland Dance Alliance
Exciting times for the Golden Dance Experiment! We are working extra hard this month preparing for a performance at Essex Community College on February 2nd for the first meeting of the Maryland Dance Alliance :) The event will host dancers from high school dance programs all over Maryland, and Ms. Golden will also be leading the dancers in a contemporary dance Master Class in the afternoon! So much fun!!
Qualifications & Certifications
Justice Studies and Theatre and Dance
James Madison University