Dr. Gray and Silk Road Dance Company are valuable assets to the Asian community of the Greater Metro DC area and to the traditional heritage arts community. Her knowledge of Central Asian culture is evident in the positive, enthusiastic audience response to her presentations. Her dedication, passion and love for Heritage Arts are admirable and should be encouraged and supported in every possible way.
Wuiping Yap Executive Director Asia Heritage Foundation Washington, DC
I have known Laurel Gray for more than ten years and during that time I have been continually impressed with her dedication, devotion and unfaltering pursuit of artistic excellence. Ms. Gray’s choreographic works have always been compelling and thought provoking while containing the highest level of integrity relative to their cultural specificity. Dances steeped in age old traditions spring alive on the stage through spectacular color, sound, movement, costumes and lights. The repertoire of the Silk Road Dance Company provides audiences great entertainment along with a profound education in the people and cultures represented. The Silk Road Dance Company has a respected and critically acclaimed history of presenting works inspired by the dances and people along the great Silk Road. I believe that Ms. Gray’s ability to represent these dances on stage is unparalleled. I strongly support Ms. Gray’s efforts in seeking support for her craft artistically and administratively through continued education and capacity building initiatives.
She is a treasure to our local dance community.
Douglas Yeuell Artistic/Executive Director Joy of Motion Dance Center Washington, DC
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