Oinkari Basque Dancers have shared the exciting music and dance traditions of Basque culture with southern Idaho since 1960. All of the members trace their heritage back to the Basque Country of northern Spain and southern France, where they visit regularly to maintain relationships with many native dance groups. Many of their ancestors came to the West as sheepherders, miners, and boarding house operators. Today they still proudly maintain their Basque-American identity through a host of festivals throughout the year across the West, community performances, and fundraisers.
David Rush is one of the most prolific Guinness World Records on the planet. He has an electrical engineering degree from MIT, an MBA from Boise State, and is a senior product manager at Boise-based Cradlepoint - the industry leader in cloud-delivered 4G LTE network solutions. At MIT, he won best undergraduate lab of the year in electrical engineering for a juggling simulator. He’s a two-time winner of the MIT-wide Talent show, a two-time finalist at Idaho’s Got talent and has been a guest on the TODAY show. He’s broken over 90 Guinness World Records Titles promoting Science, Technology, Engineering and Math through talks and DavidRush4STEM.com. He is the world’s fastest juggler, the world’s slowest juggler and has the record for most bowling balls juggled, most consecutive ax juggling catches, and longest duration balancing a bicycle on the chin.
Founded in 1995, the Summerwind Skippers are a performance and competitive jump rope sports team, dedicated to promoting physical fitness through jump rope as a lifetime sport and fostering confidence, discipline, responsibility and leadership. Located in Boise, Idaho, the team performs in dozens of events each year and presents positive role models to other youth.
Micah Stevens Trio
Micah Stevens is a young guitarist, multi-instrumentalist, composer and improviser based in Boise, Idaho. His educational journey has brought him across the country to schools like New England Conservatory and California Institute of the Arts studying musical traditions of both Western and Eastern parentage. A recipient of a myriad of awards and achievements from festivals, competitions and workshops, Micah has been afforded the ability to spend years traveling on a domestic and international level sharing, composing and exploring music of many kinds. Joining him are long-time musical cohorts bassist Shadrach Tuck, and drummer Luke Brodt - two young musical innovators pushing boundaries in jazz, improvised music, and beyond.
Ballet Idaho has been performing in Idaho since 1972. Currently Ballet Idaho has an artistic staff of 26 dancers, a professional teaching staff of 15, a professional costume designer, a production staff of three, and an administrative staff of 12. Up to 40 musicians from the Boise Philharmonic and two pianists provide musical accompaniment for our performances, rehearsals, and classes depending on the production or project.
Ballet Idaho offers a full season of 22 performances from November through May. We offer a professional Academy of Dance, training students in classic ballet and extensive educational outreach programs for students in Boise, the Treasure Valley, and throughout Idaho. As the only professional ballet company in Idaho, Montana, or Wyoming, Ballet Idaho provides important artistic opportunities and experiences that greatly enrich the creative vitality of the Idaho community.
John Rich - After Party Performer
John Rich is a keyboardist and composer who has been creating and publishing CDs since the 1990s. He plays for local events such as the first Thursday celebration for DL Evans bank in Boise. As a former HR consultant and workshop leader he has used music to both keep perspective and entertain. His first CDs focused on acoustic piano and relaxing music. More recently, jazz and blues have become part of the presentations. He participates in the Idaho Songwriters Association forums each month. The early CDs can be found by searching John Rich on CDBaby.com.
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