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Momentum Dance Company, now in it's 16th season, has a busy and full year ahead.


Momentum guests at the Ballet Frontier Youth Festival, the Sweatt Dallas Dance Festival and the Ft. Worth Museum of Art again this year. We also return to guest with the New Philharmonic Orchestra of Irving to perform excerpts from "Nutcracker" on December 13th, 2020. Momentum continues to educate Irving youth with Lecture/Demonstrations as the ambassadors to the Irving Independent School District's 3rd grade classes.


The annual Spring Gala brings new works again this year, after last year's anniversary show. The program is again filled out with our wonderful guest companies sharing the stage with Momentum. These shows are held at the Irving Arts Center's Dupree Theater on April 24th and 25th, 2020.


Momentum will hold it's annual Summer Intensive at it's rehearsal home, Forcher's Dance Center. The Intensive is the week of June 8th, 2020. This program helps train dancers from all over the Metroplex with the best teachers the area has to offer.


Open auditions for Apprentice, Junior and Full Company will be held Saturday August 8th, 2020.


Open auditions for the annual production of "Nutcracker" will be held on Saturday August 22nd.


"Nutcracker" is presented in the Irving Arts Center' Carpenter Hall. The shows are November 27th-29th, 2020.


You can follow Momentum on Facebook at Momentum Dance Company, Irving, Tx. and on Instagram at @momentumdancecompany.


Come enjoy our season and "Catch The Momentum"!



Momentum Dance Company has a lot going on in 2020 with dances, shows and performances all over the Metroplex. New ventures in a variety of venues set the stage for an exciting experience.


April 24th and 25th, 2020

  • A Gathering of Visions
  • Many Styles of Dance
  • Irving Arts Center
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Summer Intensive

June 8th, 2020

  • Different Styles and Perspectives
  • Top Instructors in DFW
  • Dancers from all around
Forcher’s Dance Center

August 8th, 2020

  • Apprentice
  • Junior
  • Full Company
Audition Info Soon



The Creative Vision behind Momentum Dance Company and our direction within the dance world and community.

Jacquelyn Ralls Forcher portrait

Jacquelyn Ralls Forcher

Jacquelyn is originally from Jackson, Tennessee. Throughout her impressive career, she was fortunate enough to train with many of the 20th Century greats, including Alexandra Danilova, Antonia Tumkovsky, and Maria & Majorie Talchief. Jacquelyn left home at the age of 16 to train at the prestigious School of American Ballet in New York City. From New York, she went on to dance with Ballet West in Salt Lake City, Pacific Northwest Ballet in Seattle and Ballet South in Memphis. She began her Texas career when she joined Dallas Ballet as the last dancer hired by George Skibine before his death. After three years with Dallas Ballet, she joined Ft. Worth Ballet as a Principal Dancer. She had the privilege of dancing in many Balanchine works such as “Serenade” and “Concerto Barocco”. She also had the opportunity to work with other well-known choreographers including Peter Anastos, John Clifford, Bruce Marks and Michael Uthoff.

Upon leaving her full time dance career, Jacquelyn began teaching and choreographing full time. She has been a guest artist around the country, including Irving Ballet. She was Irving's Principal Artist in Residence under the direction of Dale Riley. With the Irving Ballet, she danced many roles including "Dew Drop Fairy", "Snow Queen", and "Sugar Plum Fairy" in “Nutcracker”. She's also choreographed many pieces for Irving's Repertoire shows.

Jacquelyn is the owner of Forcher’s Dance Center and in December 2004 incorporated her Ballet Company, Momentum Dance Company. She is the Artistic Director, principal choreographer and also a company dancer.

Momentum will be holding open auditions for Apprentice, Junior Company and Full Company dancers Saturday August 10th, 2019 at Forcher’s Dance Center located in Irving, Texas.

Momentum holds auditions each year for company dancers, but fills positions year round. If you are interested in having a quality experience performing, be sure and contact the Artistic Director via email expressing your interest and experience.



Momentum Dance Company is honored and grateful to find individuals within the community, who have the passion and experience that aligns with our mission, and to give their considerable time and energy to our organization.

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Board Of Directors

  • Shannon Valenzuela - President
  • Melanie Stull - Vice President
  • Maria Lenzen - Treasurer
  • Gianna Nygard - Secretary
  • Donna Greer
  • Stacy McCarthy
  • Lynne West



Momentum Dance Company is grateful for the support of the following partners whose generous support helps make our works possible.

You too can help support Momentum Dance Company efferts to develope experiences that will last a lifetime. Please visit our PayPal page to donate. Thank You.

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  • Texas Commision on the Arts logo

Momentum Dance Company's History

Momentum Dance Company was founded in 1998, by Jacquelyn Ralls Forcher, to be a venue for local Ballet dancers to perform. Momentum was incorporated in December 2004 to be a 501 (c) (3) non-profit regional Dance Company. Momentum Dance Company has successfully produced (2) two show per year since 2005, performing at the Irving Arts Center. Momentum has had many acclaimed Guest Artists, Choreographers and Dance Companies perform or show work in its productions. Momentum Dance Company is proud that in 2006 it became a founding Organization of the Irving Arts Center in Irving, Texas.

Address Info

Momentum Dance Company

P.O. Box 166871

Irving, Texas 75016

(972) 255-2338

E-mail: director_mdc@momentumdancecompany.org
Website: www.momentumdancecompany.org

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