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					USE IT          for the drama

 The Morning Call is proud to support
Muhlenberg College Theatre and Dance.
                                                                                    Departm ent of Th eatre and Dance
                          Dance                                              Th eatre Faculty                               Dance Faculty
                                                                                                                            Charles O. Anderson – Assistant Profes-
         at Mu h len berg College
                                                                             Timothy Averill -- Associate
                                                                             Professor: Scenic & Lighting Design            sor: African Dance & Culture, Jazz, Modern,
                                                                             Constance Case -- Lecturer:                    and Composition
THE ACADEMIC PROGRAM
Muhlenberg College offers a B.A. with a major and minor in                   Costume Design, Stage Makeup                   Kathleen Bibalo -- Instructor: Ballet and
dance designed to provide a solid background in the history,                 Holly Cate -- Visiting Assistant               Jazz
theory and literature of performance. The program offers ex-                 Professor: Acting                              Pattie Bostick -- Instructor: Jazz, Ballet
tensive opportunity to audition, perform and choreograph in                  Michael Chin -- Lecturer: Acting, Stage        Sarah Carlson -- Assistant Professor: Mod-
multiple concert, theatre, studio and touring projects. Class size is lim-                                                  ern, Dance & Society, Teaching Methods
ited, and the work is intense and demanding. In the liberal arts tradi-      Combat
tion, each student is encouraged to individualize his or her education       Karen Connell -- Instructor: Speech            Corrie Franz Cowart -- Lecturer: Modern,
to fulfill personal, creative and intellectual goals. Technique courses       Curtis Dretsch -- Professor: Scenic, Cos-      Ballroom, Composition, Dance On Camera
through advanced levels are taught in ballet, modern, jazz and tap.          tume, and Lighting Design,                     Susan Creitz -- Instructor:
                                                                             Director of Design/Technical Theatre           Improvisation, Movement for Actors
THE FACULTY                                                                                                                 Karen Dearborn -- Professor: Ballet,
The dance faculty have developed a multi-faceted approach to educa-          Troy Dwyer -- Assistant Professor: Acting,
tion that combines exciting creative experience with rigorous profes-        Voice and Speech                               Composition, Pedagogy, Dance History, Director
sional standards. Students are challenged as artists in the studio and the   Bill Mutimer – Instructor: Acting, Musi-       of Dance
classroom, working closely with distinguished faculty and nationally-        cal Theatre                                    Gayanne Grossman -- Instructor:
recognized guest artists to achieve a conceptual understanding and a         Leslie Pasternack -- Visiting                  Anatomy and Kinesiology for Dancers
practical working knowledge of the arts and the profession.                                                                 Ellen Troy Mulcahy -- Instructor: Jazz,
                                                                             Assistant Professor: Acting
THE CONCERTS                                                                 James Peck -- Associate Professor: Direct-     Ballet
The Department of Theatre and Dance and the Muhlenberg Dance                 ing, Theatre History, Performance Studies,     Shelley Oliver -- Instructor: Tap,
Association present the annual faculty-choreographed concert in the          Department Chair                               Director of Muhlenberg Tap Ensemble
Empie Theatre in the Baker Center for the Arts. Multiple student-            Charles Richter – Professor:                   Tara Repsher -- Instructor: Dance
choreographed productions are produced each year in the Dorothy H.                                                          Jennifer Dite Weaver -- Instructor: Jazz,
Baker Theatre and the Dance Studio Theatre in the Trexler Pavillion.         Directing, Theatre History, Theory, Director
                                                                             of Theatre                                     Director MCDC
ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE                                                         Francine Roussel -- Associate                  Lynn Wiener -- Instructor: Ballet, Pointe,
As a result of the generous gift of the Dexter F. and Dorothy H. Baker       Professor: Acting                              Horton Technique
Foundation, Muhlenberg invites nationally renowned artists to teach,         Beth Schachter -- Associate                    Dance Musicians -- Jeff Arnal, Scott Eg-
direct, choreograph and perform with dance, theatre, and music stu-                                                         gert, Vincent Trovato, Jon Verbalis
dents each year.                                                             Professor: Acting, Directing, History &
                                                                             Theory
THE COMMUNITY
The Muhlenberg College Department of Theatre and Dance offers                                      Administrative Staff
the Lehigh Valley Community a complete schedule of high quality,
non-credit dance and movement education courses for people of all                                   Jessica Bien -- General Manager
ages through three programs: the Muhlenberg Community Dance                                    Eric Covell -- Assistant Technical Director
Center, Tap Dance with Shelley Oliver, and The Pilates Center. Classes                             Damon Gelb -- Technical Director
are offered in state of the art facilities located on the Muhlenberg Col-                        Tracy C. Kline – Department Secretary
lege Campus. In addition, the Muhlenberg JazzTap Ensemble and Six
Meters (improvisational movement) tour area schools each year.                               Caroline LaRoche -- Costume Shop Manager
                                                                                      Marilyn J. Roberts -- Director of Marketing and Development
     www.muhlenberg.edu/depts/theatre                                                          Paul E. Theisen, Jr. -- Theatre Technician
                                   2                                                 Brendon Votipka -- Presidential Assistant: Development Associate
     Mu h len berg Dance Program
                                                                                                                  Artistic Director
Director of the Dance Program ..............................................Karen Dearborn                            Sarah Carlson

                                                                                                                   dance
Assistants to Ms. Dearborn ......................................................... Kaitie Burger,
                                                                                          Kelsey Griffith



                                                                                                                   em erge
Marketing Associate ........................................................................ Heather Mill




                            Special Thanks
                   The Department of Theatre & Dance                                                                     Ryan Brown
              Professors Karen Dearborn, Charles Anderson,                                                               Katie Fierro
           Corrie Cowart & Sarah Carlson of the Dance Program                                                          Samantha Jonson
                               Jessica Bien                                                                             Aubrey Kupstas
                           Paul E. Theisen Jr.                                                                           Lynn Lisella
                              Alexis Gurst                                                                             Meghan Meehan
                                                                                                                       Carolina Millard
                                                                                                                         Lauren Naab
                                                                                                                          Janel Sipala
Mu h len berg Dance Association                                                                                          Ashley Sleeth
                                                                                                                         Ashley Taylor
                                            -Executive Board-                                                          Olivia Wingerath
President ......................................................................................Dana McGowan
Vice-President ...............................................................................Michele Sasso       Costum e Coordinators
Secretaries .......................................................Kiera Bianchini, Olivia Alvarez                     Marissa Broujos
Treasurer .................................................................................... Danielle Laurion        Angela Palaggi
Public Relations ...............................................Katie Epstein, Melanie Brown                            Ashley Taylor
Community Service....................................................................Gina Schumann
MTA/MDA Liaison .....................................................................Rachel Abbate                 Tech nical Director
Class Representative ‘11 ................................ Ariel Lackoff, Nicole Aboyoun                               Paul E. Theisen, Jr.
Class Representative ‘12 ................................................................... Laura Baehr
                                                                                                                  Production Manager
                         The Muhlenberg Dance Association is supported                                                  Kelsey Griffith
                           by the Department of Theatre and Dance.
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                                                                        Dance Events at
     Concert Note                                                      Mu h len berg College
Each year, creativity springs anew in our Dance Emerge stu-     MOVING STORIES (Baker Stage in November) features
dent concert. Young imaginations offer freshly sprouted         choreography of Muhlenberg dancers on the Dorothy H. Baker
perspectives on seasoned themes. The moving canvas of           Theatre stage. Choreographers selected for this concert have taken
the human body provides endless possibilities from which        courses in Dance Composition and previously presented choreog-
                                                                raphy in informal venues. Students submit written and oral propos-
to draw inspiration and expression. This year’s crop of cho-    als judged by a panel of faculty and, once selected, receive feedback
reographers explores subject matter as varied as ever. From     from faculty throughout the creative process.
the fractured myths of classic Americana to the nightmare
                                                                MASTER CHOREOGRAPHERS (Empie Stage in February)
of domestic abuse, this Dance Emerge program will take you      presents guest artist and faculty choreography in our most formal
on a journey filled with both vision and depth. Far from         venue. This project is designed to expose students to the rigors of
the glitz and glamour of Dancing with the Stars, these dances   working with professional artists.
engage thoughtful exploration of kinetic craft and artistry.
                                                                DANCE EMERGE (Dance Studio Theatre in April) is another op-
Each choreographer has worked at length with their cast to      portunity for experienced student choreographers to have their works
hone their talents and energies. This year the costumes, too,   performed. The Dance Studio Theatre provides an intimate venue
have been designed and tailored by students. As you watch,      for these original dances.
let the metaphors and symbolism wash over you. Be open          INFORMAL DANCE CONCERTS (Dance Studio Theatre in
to the associations and the revelations they may bring. Sit     December and May) are designed as a forum for emerging choreog-
down, settle back and enjoy!                                    raphers who may or may not have studied Dance Composition.

                                                                TOURING ENSEMBLES, under the direction of dance faculty,
Sarah Carlson,                                                  provide performance opportunities for students within a specific
Artistic Director                                               dance genre. These performances are offered as educational outreach
                                                                programs for children in the Lehigh Valley.

                                                                AMERICAN COLLEGE DANCE FESTIVAL is attended every
                                                                year by students and faculty. The regional conference features three
                                                                days of performances, workshops and master classes taught by in-
                                                                structors from around the country. It provides a unique opportunity
                                                                for students and faculty to have their dance works adjudicated by a
                                                                panel of nationally recognized dance professionals in an open and
                                                                constructive forum.
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Artist Profiles Cont'd.

Paul E. Theisen Jr. (Technical Director) is a member of the technical
                                                                                                     Dance Em erge
                                                                                                         Concert Personnel
staff of the Department of Theatre & Dance. Paul has contributed light-
ing, sound, and scenic designs to numerous MTA and SMT productions,
including Cabaret, Dancing at Lughnasa, New Voices 2001, Into the Woods, Pen-
tecost, The Game of Love and Chance, Wonderful Town, and Mother Hicks. He           Artistic Director ................................................................... Sarah Carlson
is the resident Technical Director and Lighting Designer for the Student
Choreographers Showcases. He is a Wisconsin native who received his                 Technical Director ......................................................Paul E. Theisen, Jr.
B.A. in Theatre from Viterbo College and his M.F.A. from the University
of Delaware’s Professional Theatre Training Program. Paul is also the               Costume Coordinators .....................................................Marissa Broujos,
resident sound designer and master electrician for the SMT.                                                                                 Angela Palaggi, Ashley Taylor
Ashley Taylor (Costume Coordinator - earthbound, The Only Way to Go For-            Costume Supervisor ................................................................Alexis Gurst
ward is to Go Back, Fitting in is overrated) This is Ashley’s first time coodinat-
ing costumes at Muhlenberg College. She coordinated for Lauren Naab,                Choreographers ................................... Ryan Wesley Brown, Kate Fierro,
Ashley Sleeth, and Aubrey Kupstas.                                                                           Samantha G. Jonson, Aubrey Kupstas, Lynn Lisella,
                                                                                                                 Meghan Meehan, Carolina Millard, Lauren Naab,
                                                                                                   Janel Sipala, Ashley Sleeth, Ashley Taylor, Olivia Wingerath
                                                                                    Production Manager ........................................................... Kelsey Griffith
                                                                                    Stage Manager....................................................................... Jeremy Arnold
                                                                                    Assistant Stage Managers ...................................Kadeem Alston-Roman,
                                                                                                                                           AlexJo Natale, Hannah Zucker
                                                                                    Light Board Operator ....................................................Brooke Benedetto
                                                                                    Sound Board Operator ................................................................Jessica Joy
                                                                                    Runners .......................................................Renee Hopkins, Jordan Shafer
                                                                                    Wardrobe Crew...................................Faith Aronowitz, Krista Chapman
                                                                                    Videographer ..........................................................................Kasey Celona
                                                                                    Photographer ..................................................................... Matthew Wright
                                                                                    Program Manager ....................................................................Heather Mill


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          Th e Concert Program                                                                                                                        Artist Profiles
The Only Way to Go Forward is to Go Back                                                                                               Marissa Broujos (Costume Coordinator - Override, A Reassuring Desire We
Choreography ................................................................................................. Lauren Naab             seek a ruptured mythology., Meghan) has previously appeared in the Fall 2008
Music .................................................................................................................. Stacey Kent   Informal Dance Concert. She intends to pursue an Art Major and Dance
Dancers ................................................................................. Laura Baehr, Kelsey Griffith,                 Minor, and enjoys sketching and designing costumes. Past design experi-
                                                                                       Gwen Silverman, Ashley Taylor                   ence includes The Nutcracker with the Academy of the Dance in Wilming-
                                                                                                                                       ton, DE. This is her first time designing for an MDA production.
earthbound
Choreography ............................................................................................. Aubrey Kupstas
                                                                                                                                       Sarah Carlson (Artistic Director) danced professionally in NYC with
Music ............................................................“D song” and “Change Down” by Bonobo
Dancers ..............................................................Amanda Ebert, Nelle Ed, Kelly Havran,                            numerous companies including Alexandra Beller/Dances, Brian Brooks
                                                                  Lynn Lisella, Carolina Millard, Tracy Miller,                        Moving Company, Clare Byrne Dance, Paul Mosley Dance and the Met-
                                                                                 Christine Pepin, Emily Romeo                          ropolitan Opera Ballet. As an independent choreographer, her own work
                                                                                                                                       has been presented throughout New York, as well as in Boston; Charlot-
We seek a ruptured mythology.                                                                                                          tesville, VA; New London, CT; Hattiesburg, MS; Seattle, WA; The Yard
Choreography ....................................................................................................Ryan Brown            on Martha’s Vineyard and in Benin, Africa. Sarah enjoys being a contrib-
Music .................................... “Overbellow Reel” by The Appalachian Picking Society;                                       uting dance writer for Offoffoff.com, Danceinsider.com and Dance Mag-
                                     “Wondrous Love” by Blue Highway; “Lal Meri” by Lal Meri
                                                                                                                                       azine. In 2005-6, she was a full-time Visiting Guest Artist at the University
Dancers ............................................Matthew Austin, Kelsey Griffith, Carolina Millard,
                                        Sioned Papparotto, Tonamy Paterakis, Kellie-Ann Yamane                                         of Southern Mississippi. More recently, she completed a Fulbright Grant
                                                                                                                                       studying Vodou ritual dance in Benin, Africa, furthering an ongoing in-
A Reassuring Desire                                                                                                                    quiry into sacred dance forms. Sarah received a B.A. in French and Eu-
Choreography ......................................................................................................Janel Sipala        ropean Studies from Connecticut College and an M.F.A. in Dance from
Music ..................................................................................................................Geoff Smith    the University of Washington. SPIDER DANCE, an evening of original
Dancers ....................... Kiera Bianchini, Katie Epstein, Kate Fierro, Dana McGowan,                                             dance by Ms. Carlson will be presented at the Bethlehem Ice House on
                                                                                           Cassi Perinotti, Ashley Sleeth              June 5 & 6th.
Revealed Mechanics
Choreography ....................................................... Meghan Meehan & Olivia Wingerath                                  Kelsey Griffith (Production Manager) is a sophomore dance major at
Music ........................................................................................“Take Time” by The Books                 Muhlenberg College. She has performed in Moving Stories 2007 and 2008
Dancers ................................................................... Meghan Meehan & Olivia Wingerath                           and Dance Emerge 2008. She was most recently a part of Master Choreog-
                                                                                                                                       raphers 2009 and the New York Musical Theater Festival’s production of
From What They Remember...
                                                                                                                                       That Other Woman’s Child (2008). On campus, Kelsey is also a tour guide,
Choreography .............................................................................................Carolina Millard
Music ....................................................................................... “We Insist” by Zoe Keating               student advisor, and a member of both the Community Jazztap Ensemble
Dancers ...................................................... Kelly Havran, Aubrey Kupstas, Lynn Lisella,                             and the student-run tap group, the Copasetics.
                                                                                         Jeanette Meibach, Tracy Miller
                                                                                                                                       Angela Palaggi (Costume Coordinator - Echoes of Affection, From What
The Art of What’s In-between                                                                                                           They Remember..., Lynn, The Repose of Souls) is a sophomore theater and Art
Choreography ............................................................................................ Meghan Meehan                History major. Along with Dance Emerge she is costume designing Dina’s
Music ....................................................................“La Donna È Mobile” by G. Verdi and                          Tattoo this semester. She has assistant costume designed several mainstag-
                                                                           “Bella Figlia Dell’amore” by Rigoletto
                                                                                                                                       es here at Muhlenberg including Venus, Miss Julie, and A Flea in Her Ear.
Dancers .................................................... Ari Brandsdorfer, Natalie Pulido, Nick Flatto,
                                                                    Erika Samsky, Sarah Scuteri, Ashley Sleeth                         Angela is a member of the Muhlenberg Improv Association and has per-
                                                                                                                                       formed in the MTA shows of Twelfth Night and several other third tiers.
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Ch oreograph er Profiles Cont'd.
                                                                                                     Th e Concert Program
Lauren Naab is a senior Dance and             Muhlenberg Dance Association. Ashley
                                                                                                                                            ~Intermission~
Neuroscience major. Previous choreo-          Sleeth has previously choreographed
graphic experience includes “We Did           twice for the informal dance concerts in
Everything We Could” for the informal         the spring and fall of 2008. She also        Override
concert in the spring of 2007, “A             choreographed at her performing arts         Choreography ................................................................................................. Ashley Taylor
Learned Balance” for the informal con-        high school for the senior dance show-       Music ..........................................................“Fast Fall”; “Here, There Be Monsters”; and
cert in the fall of 2007, “At a Glanc” for    case. Ashley has been performing since                                                   “Mercy’s Desperate Piercing” by Vitamin String Quartet
Dance Emerge in 2008, and “The Flights        the age of five. Since high school, she       Dancers ................................................................................Krista Bacchieri, Laura Baehr,
and Perchings of Thought” for Moving          has focused on modern and ballet, while                                                              Kiera Bianchini, Chelsea Corley, Ellen DiStefano,
Stories in 2008. Lauren has performed         studying jazz and tap on the side. Ashley                                                                                         Danielle Laurion, Ashley Sleeth
in numerous informal, student, and fac-       has performed in numerous dance con-         what is stopping you?
ulty concerts over four years and has         certs at Muhlenberg, making her faculty      Choreography .................................................................................................... Lynn Lisella
taken both introduction and advanced          concert debut this February. Ashley          Music ...................................................................“First and Last Waltz” by Nickel Creek;
dance composition classes. She is cur-        Taylor is a junior Dance major. This is                                                                              “Classical Guitar Solo” by Eric Clapton;
rently working on her senior solo. Lau-       her first time choreographing for Dance                                                          “Dueling Guitars” from the August Rush Soundtrack
ren is also a member of Delta Zeta so-        Emerge, but she previously choreo-           Dancers ............................................................... Ellen DiStefano, Nelle Ed, Nick Flatto,
rority, and will be attending Pace            graphed “A Little Ditty” for the infor-                                                                                               Janel Sipala, Ashley Taylor
University for their Physician Assistant      mal concert in the spring of 2008. At        Echoes of Affection
studies program. Janel Sipala is a se-        Muhlenberg, Ashley has performed in          Choreography .....................................................................................................Kate Fierro
nior and has extensive choreographic          Moving Stories, Dance Emerge, Master Cho-    Music ............................................................................ “96 Hours” by Nathaniel Méchaly
experience. She took dance composi-           reographers, and informal concerts. Ash-     Dancers ....................................... ........................................Krista Bacchieri, Laura Baehr,
tion and advanced composition during          ley teaches modern for the Muhlenberg                                                                  Brittani Maglio, Christine Marty, Cassi Perinotti,
her sophomore year and choreographed          Community Dance Center and coordi-                                                                    Natalie Pulido, Meghan Schiffer, Scott Schneider
for the informal concert. She debuted         nated costumes for three of the pieces
                                                                                           The Repose of Souls
her choreography on the Baker Stage           in Dance Emerge. She is also a member
                                                                                           Choreography ..................................................................................... Samantha G. Jonson
during her junior year and has choreo-        of Delta Zeta sorority. Olivia               Music ......................................................................................... “Am I Free” by Wax Tailor
graphed for the student concert every         Wingerath spent a semester stuing            Dancers .........Ellen DiStefano, Rebecca Glassman, Christine Marty, Celine McBride,
semester. Janel has performed in nu-          abroad at the Accademia dell’ Arte in                                                           Dana McGowan, Erika Samsky, Kellie-Ann Yamane
merous informal, student, and faculty         Arezzo, Italy last spring. Olivia is a se-
concerts at Muhlenberg, and was also a        nior at Muhlenberg majoring in Dance.        Fitting in is overrated
member of the Senior Dance Company            She has choreographed two pieces in          Choreography ..................................................................................................Ashley Sleeth
for Anita Ehler’s Dance Extensions and        previous informal dance concerts. Ol-        Music ..............................“Welcome Gift”; “Dinner”; “Comtine D’un Autre Ete”; and
                                                                                                                                      “Jason’s Theme” by Marcelo Zarvos and Bruce Fowler,
has performed in musicals including           ivia has performed in various informal,
                                                                                                                                                                                  John Powell, and Yann Tiersen
Footloose, Les Miserables, Pippin, and The    student, and faculty dance concerts at       Dancers ....................................... ............................................. Krista Bacchieri, Nelle Ed,
Prince and the Pauper. On campus, Janel is    Muhlenberg. Olivia was honored with                                                          Danielle Laurion, Brittani Maglio, Alexandria Natale,
a campus delegate, a member of the            her first professional job as a choreogra-                                                                 Cassi Perinotti, Natalie Pulido, Emily Romeo,
Perkulators dance team, a member of           pher last summer in New York City.                                                                                             Meghan Schiffer, Scott Schneider
Omicron Delta Kappa leadership honor
society, and the former president of the
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    Ch oreograph er Profiles
Ryan Wesley Brown is a senior making             She debuted her choreography last se-        Do It” for the senior solo concert in the        dance concert since the fall of 2005. She
his choreographic debut. Ryan is presi-          mester in the informal concert with          spring of 2008, and “Take Off ” for              was a member of Six Meters dance en-
dent of the Muhlenberg Theatre Asso-             “Created Animation” and was last seen        Dance Emerge in 2008. Her performance            semble and also performed in The Cup
ciation. His performance experience in-          as a soloist in both “Que Sera Sera” and     experience includes many student and             in the spring of 2006 and co-choreo-
cludes Oklahoma! (dance captain, Will            “…and this too shall pass” in Master         informal concert pieces. Aubrey stage            graphed and performed a duet with
Parker u/s), Urinetown (Mr. McQueen),            Choreographers in February. She also per-    managed Master Choreographers in Febru-          Shannen Curran in the spring of 2007.
Working, and Cabaret with the MTA; Kiss          formed “(In)Decision” at the ACDF            ary of 2009, and has also done lighting          Meghan has been teaching ballet, jazz,
Me, Kate (Paul), The Emperor’s New Clothes       Regional Gala and “Separating from           design for the informal concert and              and modern to children at the Acton
(William) and Carousel (Ballet Corps)            Wood to Dust” in the informal concert        “Take Off ” in the spring of 2008. Lynn          School of Ballet in Massachusetts for
with the Muhlenberg Summer Music                 in March of 2009. Samantha is an ap-         Lisella is a sophomore and has previ-            six years. Carolina Millard is a junior
Theatre; and The Cat in the Castle (Hugo         prentice with Charles O. Anderson’s          ously choreographed “Abandoning Cer-             and her previous experience includes
the Cat) for the Community Touring               dance theatre X and a former member          tainty” for the informal concert in the          co-choreographing            “Unintentional
Ensemble. Ryan is musical director of            of dtx2. Training includes competitive       fall of 2008. Lynn’s performance expe-           Habits” with Aubrey Kupstas in the fall
the AcaFellas a cappella group and a             dance at Dance World Academy in NJ,          rience at Muhlenberg includes the infor-         of 2007 and choreographing “Boy, The
member of the Dobro Slavic Russian               as well as training with Alvin Ailey         mal dance concert in fall 2007, spring           Inner Separation” for the informal con-
Honors Society. He also studied abroad           School, David Howard, St. Petersburg         2008, and fall 2008 and Master Choreogra-        cert in the spring of 2008. Carolina has
at Queen Mary, University of London,             Ballet, Charlotte Boye-Christensen’s         phers in February of 2009. Lynn has 14           been choreographing since she was a
and developed and performed a theatre            winter intensive, and summer intensive       years of training in ballet, jazz, and tap       freshman in high school. She has taken
piece called Shrink Rap while there. Kate        at Dance New Amsterdam. Perfor-              from Dance Magic Inc. Her musical                dance composition with Corrie Cowart.
Fierro choreographed for the first time           mance experience includes performing         credits include Godspell, A Christmas Car-       Carolina also choreographed a dance
at Muhlenberg as a first year in the              with dtx at the world premiere of Tar, a     ol, Pinocchio, Peter Pan and Aladdin at          theatre third tier production for the
spring 2008 informal concert with Scott          featured solo in “Fleeting Imprint” by       Yorktown Stage and Oklahoma! at the              Muhlenberg Theatre Association, Con-
Schneider for “A Common Need”. Kate              Alex Reekie at the American College          PA Playhouse. Lynn is a member of the            ference of the Birds, in the spring of 2008.
returned as a choreographer for the fall         Dance Festival Buffalo in 2006, per-         Jazztap Ensemble, a teacher at the               In the MTA, she has also directed The
2008 informal concert with “Self Ex-             forming “I Say We Recollect(ive)” by         Muhlenberg Community Dance Center,               War in Heaven by Sam Shepard and will
change”, and this is her first time cho-          Rebecca Haverson at Dance Theatre            and she has also participated in many            be directing a devised experimental the-
reographing for the student dance con-           Workshop, and performing Ori Flomin’s        Muhlenberg Theatre Association main-             atre piece this spring. Carolina has per-
cert. Kate performed in dance                    (restaging director of Stephen Petronio      stage, studio, and special productions           formed in the informal and student
competitions around the United States            Dance Company) “We Meet Again…”              including The House of Yes, A War in             dance concerts at Muhlenberg. She is a
as a company member for the Gloria               in 2008. Samantha has performed in           Heaven, Hatching, and Conference of the          member of the Six Meters improvisa-
Frances School of Performing Arts                venues such as Disney’s Epcot, Hershey       Birds. Meghan Meehan is a senior at              tional troupe, and has performed stand
since the age of 8. At Muhlenberg, she           Park, and Moscow and St. Petersburg,         Muhlenberg College. She previously               up comedy in Stepped in Gum, a com-
has performed at many football, basket-          Russia. She also studied abroad in Aus-      choreographed “A Curious Encounter”              edy show she created with Felicia Ru-
ball, soccer and lacrosse games with the         tralia and is a peer tutor in Dance.         for the informal dance concert in the            dolph. Additional performance experi-
Perkulators dance team. She has also             Aubrey Kupstas has previously cho-           fall of 2007 and “La Malattia del Dia-           ence includes SMT’s Fiddler on the Roof,
performed in Master Choreographers in            reographed “Contrived Conformity”            volo” for Moving Stories in 2008. Meghan         The Who’s Tommy, and A Year with Frog
Shelley Oliver and Corrie Cowart’s piec-         for the informal concert in the spring of    has performed in six student choreo-             and Toad. Carolina studied abroad in the
es. Samantha G. Jonson is a senior               2007, “Unintended Habits” for the in-        graphed concerts, three faculty choreo-          fall of 2008 at Goldsmith’s University in
Dance and Psychology double major.               formal concert in the fall of 2007, “Let’s   graphed concerts, and one informal               London, studying theatre and dance.
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