DCDC dancer “Sheri “Sparkle” Williams is shown here in “Body Talk.” She is the recipient of the OhioDance Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Dance Art Form. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO BY AUDREY INGRAM
Photo: Staff Writer
Photo: Staff Writer

A Sunday chat with Sheri “Sparkle” Williams

Longtime DCDC dancer talks about life as a dancer

Sheri "Sparkle" Williams, the iconic long-time dancer for DCDC, sustained an injury that put her career in jeopardy. Filmmakers Steven Bognar and Julia Reichart are chronicling her recovery and her triumphal return at the company's concert earlier this month. At right, Williams stretches her hip.
Sheri "Sparkle" Williams performs with The Dayton Contemporary Dance Company Thursday at the University of Dayton as part of UD's artist-in-residence program. DCDC will hold the world premiere of "Traces" Feb. 23 at the Dayton Masonic Temple. They will be joined by the Stivers School For the Arts Dance Ensemble. STAFF PHOTO BY LISA POWELL
Photo: Lisa Powell
Sheri “Sparkle” Williams of DCDC.
Sheri “Sparkle” Williams, the iconic long-time dancer for DCDC. Staff Photo by Jim Witmer
Photo: Jim Witmer
Sheri “Sparkle” Williams
Dayton Philharmonic conductor Neal Gittleman and DCDC dancer Sheri “Sparkle” Williams were honored on Wednesday at the 2014 Governor’s Awards for the Arts luncheon in Columbus. Contributed photo by Terry Gilliam
DCDC company member Sheri “Sparkle” Williams will be among the dancers featured in the organization’s holiday presentation of “The Littlest Angel.” ANDY SNOW/CONTRIBUTED
Photo: Andy Snow
Sheri "Sparkle" Williams rehearses with the Dayton Contemporary Dance Company in their Dayton studio. The company will perform "Etchings," a dance created by female choreographers at the Eichelberger Theatre at Stivers High School for the Arts Saturday Feb. 20 at 7:30 p.m and Sunday Feb. 21 at 3 p.m. LISA POWELL / STAFF
Photo: Lisa Powell

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