Posting Date: July 29, 2009
KSU remembers Antonio Sisk
Kennesaw State University Program in Dance mourns the loss of Atlanta area teacher and choreographer Antonio Martez Sisk. Sisk passed away suddenly on July 23. Students and at KSU had the opportunity to work with Sisk in 2007 when he served as a guest artist and choreographed an original work for the KSU Dance Company. While at KSU, Sisk had a dynamic impact on a number of dance students who responded positively to his choreographic voice and dynamic movement quality. His passing is a great loss for the Atlanta dance community.
Raised in Texas, Antonio Sisk began his training at Brookhaven College in Dallas where he later returned to instruct, choreograph and perform as a guest artist. After one year of instruction, he auditioned for the Dallas Black Dance Theatre where he remained for five seasons as a principal dancer. He continued his education at Southern Methodist University with a scholarship, majoring in dance and communications. He was also assistant to the managing director, tour assistant and master class instructor, and soloist for PHILADANCO for four years, after which he remained a guest artist and alumni for his mentor Joan Myers Brown.
Sisk was a company member and performed professionally with dozens of companies such as Fort Worth Ballet, Lula Washington Dance Company, Jubilations/A Deeply Rooted production, Bruce Wood Dance Company, Zoetic Dance, Axam Dance Theatre and Phrenic New Ballet. He has also worked with and premiered works by David Brown/Elisa Monte, Alonzo King, George Faison, Hope Clarke, Max Stone, Donald Byrd, Dwight Rhoden, Trey McIntyre, Christopher Huggins, David Parsons, Thaddeus Davis and Hernando Cortez.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to:
Roswell Dance Theater
Antonio Sisk Memorial Fund
10400 Building D Alpharetta Street
Roswell, Ga. 30075
For information about dance scholarships at KSU, contact Cheryl Brown at 770-499-3129.