"...dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal."
The Proposition was founded in 2010 in NC by a dancer & an actor who shared a passion for Art-making. Inspired by artists who boldly merge dance, theater, visual arts, & sound, with themes of social & intellectual awareness, our founding mission was to explore the potential depths of the colorguard activity with a small cast of performers.
Our organization soon became home to some extraordinary young performers, who proved that gender, race, economic background, and illness were not determining factors in one's ability to create Art, to love others, or to be loved. The Proposition remains dedicated to these philosophies & ideals as set out by our charter members, striving to continue to provide educational opportunities in an environment where all humans are equal.
Our 2018 Cast is hard at work for our upcoming season of performances! Check back soon for our full season schedule!
Meet our 2018 Staff:
Jakki Kalogridis, a dancer since the age of three, discovered her passion for spinning flags in high school. She trained and performed with Tarheel Sun Drum and Bugle Corps, Crossmen Drum and Bugle Corps, Aria Winterguard, and First Flight Winterguard. From 2001-2013 Jakki designed, instructed, and choreographed for numerous colorguard and winterguard programs of all levels around North Carolina, while designing and creating custom dance costumes and uniforms for colorguard, and co-founding and directing The Proposition Independent Winterguard.
Since Jakki's relocation to New Orleans, she has worked with several competitive groups in Louisiana and Mississippi, including the Louisiana Stars Drum and Bugle Corps, and currently serves as Colorguard Instructor at Tulane University Marching Band, Head Colorguard Instructor at Mandeville High School, and Colorguard Caption Head at Lone Star Drum and Bugle Corps. She founded the New Orleans Spin Club (a colorguard parading Krewe for all ages) in 2015, and currently performs dance and colorguard on stage.
Lisa Logan: I started spinning at the age of 13 at my high school in the winterguard in Kentucky. This is when I first fell in love with the guard world. I participated in the marching band program throughout high school spinning flag, rifle, and sabre. After graduating high school, I attended the University of Louisville in which I performed as a member of the Cardinal Marching Band for four years. In addition, I was a 2013 member of the Zydeco Independent A Color Guard. Aside from marching myself, I had the pleasure of teaching colorguard/winterguard middle school and high school students in Kentucky from 2011-2017 before moving to New Orleans
Michelle Salas started spinning a rifle back when she was 6 years old while her older brother served as drum major for the Concord Blue Devils drum & bugle corps. She's performed in the colorguard section with the Santa Clara Vanguard winterguard, San Jose Raiders drum & bugle corps, Velvet Knights drum & bugle corps, CenterStage World Class winterguard, and CorpsVets drum & bugle corps. She is the quadruple threat....rifle, flag, sabre and dancer!
40 years later and Michelle still grabs her flag bag everyday, heads off to the park and spins her passion out under the trees. Expressing music, voice and emotion with the beauty and grace that a rifle/flag/sabre can convey, is the fire that continues to burn in Michelle's heart for performing. Her souls purpose is to express and share that fire with all of you so that your fire starts burning too.