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Muhlenberg College Theatre and Dance.
                                                                                                            Department of
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  The M h e b rg D nc                                                                                      Theatre & Dance
                                                                                           Theatre Faculty                                 Dance Faculty
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        P g m                                                                              Timothy Averill -- Associate                    Charles O. Anderson – Assistant
                                                                                           Professor: Scenic & Lighting Design             Professor: African Dance & Culture, Jazz,
THE ACADEMIC PROGRAM                                                                       Constance Case -- Lecturer:                     Modern, and Composition
Muhlenberg College offers a B.A. with a major and minor in dance designed to               Costume Design, Stage Makeup
provide a solid background in the history, theory and literature of performance.                                                           Kathleen Bibalo -- Instructor: Ballet
                                                                                           Holly Cate -- Visiting Assistant
The program offers extensive opportunity to audition, perform and choreograph in                                                           and Jazz
                                                                                           Professor: Acting
multiple concert, theatre, studio and touring projects. Class size is limited, and the
                                                                                           Michael Chin -- Lecturer: Acting, Stage         Pattie Bostick -- Instructor: Jazz, Ballet
work is intense and demanding. In the liberal arts tradition, each student is encour-                                                      Sarah Carlson -- Assistant Professor:
aged to individualize his or her education to fulfill personal, creative and intellectual
                                                                                           Combat
                                                                                           Karen Connell -- Instructor: Speech             Modern, Dance & Society, Composition
goals. Technique courses through advanced levels are taught in ballet, modern, jazz
and tap.                                                                                   Curtis Dretsch -- Professor: Scenic, Cos-       Corrie Franz Cowart -- Lecturer:
                                                                                           tume, and Lighting Design,                      Modern, Ballroom, Composition, Dance
THE FACULTY                                                                                Director of Design/Technical Theatre            On Camera
The dance faculty have developed a multi-faceted approach to education that com-           Troy Dwyer -- Assistant Professor: Acting,      Susan Creitz -- Instructor:
bines exciting creative experience with rigorous professional standards. Students are      Voice and Speech                                Improvisation, Movement for Actors
challenged as artists in the studio and the classroom, working closely with distin-        Bill Mutimer – Instructor: Acting, Musi-
                                                                                                                                           Karen Dearborn -- Professor: Ballet,
guished faculty and nationally-recognized guest artists to achieve a conceptual un-        cal Theatre
derstanding and a practical working knowledge of the arts and the profession.                                                              Composition, Pedagogy, Dance History,
                                                                                           Leslie Pasternack -- Visiting
                                                                                           Assistant Professor: Acting                     Director of Dance
THE CONCERTS                                                                               James Peck -- Associate Professor: Direct-      Gayanne Grossman -- Instructor:
The Department of Theatre and Dance and the Muhlenberg Dance Association                   ing, Theatre History, Performance Studies,      Anatomy and Kinesiology for Dancers
present the annual faculty-choreographed concert in the Empie Theatre in the Baker         Department Chair                                Ellen Troy Mulcahy -- Instructor:
Center for the Arts. Multiple student-choreographed productions are produced each
                                                                                           Charles Richter – Professor:                    Jazz, Ballet
year in the Dorothy H. Baker Theatre and the Dance Studio Theatre in the Trexler
Pavillion.
                                                                                           Directing, Theatre History, Theory, Director    Shelley Oliver -- Instructor: Tap,
                                                                                           of Theatre                                      Director of Muhlenberg Tap Ensemble
ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE                                                                       Francine Roussel -- Associate                   Tara Repsher -- Instructor: Dance
                                                                                           Professor: Acting
As a result of the generous gift of the Dexter F. and Dorothy H. Baker Foundation,                                                         Jennifer Dite Weaver -- Instructor:
Muhlenberg invites nationally renowned artists to teach, direct, choreograph and           Beth Schachter -- Associate
                                                                                                                                           Jazz, Director MCDC
perform with dance, theatre, and music students each year.                                 Professor: Acting, Directing, History &
                                                                                           Theory
THE COMMUNITY                                                                                         Administrative Staff
The Muhlenberg College Department of Theatre and Dance offers the Lehigh Val-
ley Community a complete schedule of high quality, non-credit dance and move-                                 Jessica Bien -- General Manager
ment education courses for people of all ages through three programs: the Muhlen-
                                                                                                           Alex Reekie -- Interim General Manager
berg Community Dance Center, Tap Dance with Shelley Oliver, and The Pilates
                                                                                                         Eric Covell -- Assistant Technical Director
Center. Classes are offered in state of the art facilities located on the Muhlenberg
                                                                                                             Damon Gelb -- Technical Director
College Campus. In addition, the Muhlenberg JazzTap Ensemble and Six Meters
                                                                                                           Tracy C. Kline – Department Secretary
(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
                                                                                               Brendon Votipka -- Presidential Assistant: Development Associate
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           A t s i Di e t r
             Karen Dearborn

        M aster
     Choreographers
          Charles O. Anderson
             Kathleen Bibalo
        Charlotte Boye-Christensen
           Corrie Franz Cowart
             Karen Dearborn
              Shelley Oliver
             Meredith Rainey

              Costume Designer
              Constance Case
              Lighting Designer
             Susan Hamburger
      Master Electrician/Audio Engineer
            Paul E. Theisen, Jr.

               Stage Manager
              Aubrey Kupstas
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Cumulative Confusion
Choreography .................................................................... Kathleen Bibalo
Music ......................... “Weird Fishes and Bodysnatchers” by Radiohead
Dancers ............................. Elle Barks, Kiera Bianchini, Magda Brennan,
                            Carin Fenstermaker, Kelly Havran, Brittani Maglio,
                                 Dana McGowan, Erika Samsky, Michele Sasso,
                         Meghan Schiffer, Melissa Anne Smith, Ashley Taylor

Before They Fall
Choreography ....................................................................Meredith Rainey
Music ............................ “Outerborough” and “10th” by Todd Reynolds
Dancers ..............................................Ari Brandsdorfer, Shannen Curran,
                           Barri DeFrancisci, Meghan Meehan, Lindsay Munz,
                                                          Erika Samsky, Mary Jean Stack

Que Sera Sera
Choreography .....................................Corrie Franz Cowart and Dancers
Music ................................ “Que Sera Sera” composed by Jay Livingston
                              and Ray Williams and performed by Pink Martini,
                                                   “Is That All There Is?” by Peggy Lee
Dancers ..................................................... Laura Baehr, Ari Brandsdorfer,
                              Kate Fierro, Samantha G. Jonson, Brittani Maglio,
                             Dana McGowan, Meghan Meehan, Cassi Perinotti,
                               Meghan Schiffer, Ashley Sleeth, Olivia Wingerath

...and this too shall pass
Choreography ............................................................Charles O. Anderson
Music ........................... , “At Last” by Etta James, “Wounder” by Burial,
     “New World in My View” by King Britt/Sister Gertrude Morgan
                                                             Text written and performed
                                                                    by Charles O. Anderson
Guest Faculty Dancer ...............................................Charles O. Anderson
Dancers ........ Barri DeFrancisci, Amanda Ebert, Maggie Griffin, Dana
                                                   Harrington, Samantha G. Jonson,
      Dana McGowan, Lindsay Munz, Lauren Naab, Vanessa Sandler,
                            Michele Sasso, Gwen Silverman, Katina Simonetta,
                                         Janel Sipala, Ashley Sleeth, Ashley Taylor


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    Muhlenberg Dance                                                                                                               T e o ce t o am-
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        Program
Director of the Dance Program .................................................... Karen Dearborn
                                                                                                                                                             -10 Minute Intermission-
Assistants to Ms. Dearborn ............................................................... Kaitie Burger,
                                                                       Emily Daly, Kelsey Griffith,
                                                                                          Dana Harrington
Marketing Associate ...............................................................................Heather Mill                Echoes Through the Mist
                                                                                                                               Choreography ................................................................... Karen Dearborn
                                                                                                                               Music .....................................................“Harmonielehre” by John Adams
                                                                                                                               Dancers .................. Ari Brandsdorfer, Magda Brennan, Chelsea Corley,
              Special Thanks                                                                                                                                Shannen Curran, Ashley David, Barri DeFrancisci,
                                Jessica Bien, Alex Reekie, Tracy Kline                                                                                          Allison Hollows, Danielle Laurion, Lynn Lisella,
                                  Marilyn Roberts, Brendon Votipka                                                                                                         Heather Mill, Erika Samsky, Sarah Scuteri,
                                           Timothy Cowart                                                                                                                                Gwen Silverman, Mary-Jean Stack
                                          Paul E. Theisen, Jr.                                                                 Some where in between
                                                                                                                               Choreography ................................................ Charlotte Boye-Christensen
                       Matthew Wright, Photographer                                                                            Music ..................................................... Sonic Youth and Michael Nyman
                         www.figtreephotography.com                                                                             Costume Designer............................................................Steve Rasmussen
  Fig Tree Photography is a Philadelphia based company, but travels and works                                                  Guest Faculty Dancer ........................................................... Sarah Carlson
    through the PA, DE, and NJ areas. As a dancer and artist for many years,                                                   Dancers .................................................. Maggie Griffin, Vanessa Sandler,
   photographer Matthew Wright has developed a keen and discerning eye for                                                                                                  Michele Sasso, Janel Sipala, Ashley Sleeth,
                          beauty, movement and style.
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Olivia Wingerath

                                                                                                                               Bach to the Blues
    Muhlenberg Dance                                                                                                           Choreography ........................................................................ Shelley Oliver
      Association                                                                                                              Music ...................................................“Prelude in G Major” by J.S. Bach,
                                                                                                                                                       “Blues” composed and arranged by David Leonhardt
                                               -Executive Board-
President ..................................................................................................... Janel Sipala
                                                                                                                               Musicians ............................................................. David Leonhardt, piano;
                                                                                                                                                                              Rich Messbauer, bass; Paul Wells, drums
Vice-President ..................................................................................... Melissa Smith
                                                                                                                               Dancers ..............................Jeremy Arnold, Amanda Ebert, Kate Fierro,
Secretaries ................................................................Olivia Alvarez, Michele Sasso
                                                                                                                                                                   Kelsey Griffith, Lynn Lisella, Lauren Montella,
Treasurer .....................................................................................Carin Fenstermaker                                                       Lindsay Munz, Lauren Naab, AlexJo Natale,
Public Relations ..............................................................................Dana Harrington                                                                                Emily Newman, Natalie West
Community Service...........................................................................Gina Schumann
Class Representative ‘10 .................................................................. Dana McGowan
Class Representative ‘11 ........................................................................Ariel Lackoff
Class Representative ‘12 ..........................................................................Laura Baehr

                             The Muhlenberg Dance Association is supported
                               by the Department of Theatre and Dance.
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The LVAIC Award for Distinguished Service in Dance                     Kirov Academy of Ballet. Mary Jean                    the studio production of Trojan Women,
THE DANCE CONSORTIUM of the Lehigh Valley Association                  was the recipient of the Nicholas and                 and the Summer Music Theatrer pro-
of Independent Colleges Dance (LVAIC) is pleased to present the        Nicolaevna Memorial Scholarship from                  ductions of The Who’s Tommy and A Year
annual Award for Distinguished Service in Dance for 2009 to Shelley    the Rissuan Ballet Society, and also                  with Frog and Toad. She has also appeared
Oliver and Tom Tenges.                                                 studied ballet in Scotland during the                 in Master Choreographers in 2007 and two
                                                                       summer of 2008. Mary Jean is also a                   informal concerts. Natalie is a member
The Awards will be presented on stage during the Friday Night          teacher for the Muhlenberg Community                  of Phi Sigma Sigma sorority and Omi-
performance of Master Choreographers. There will be a reception in     Dance Center. Ashley Taylor (...and this              cron Delta Kappa leadership honor so-
the Galleria of the Baker Center of the Arts hosted by Muhlenberg      too shall pass, Cumulative Confusion) is a ju-        ciety. Olivia Wingerath (Some where in
College Department of Theatre & Dance and The Muhlenberg Dance         nior at Muhlenberg College, majoring in               between, Que Sera Sera) makes her faculty
Association following Friday night’s concert to honor their work on    Dance and minoring in English. This is                concert debut. Olivia is a senior Dance
behalf of dance in the Lehigh Valley.                                  her second appearance in Master Cho-                  major at Muhlenberg College. She has
                                                                       reographers, after performing in Sarah                been dancing for 16 years and is trained
                                                                       Carlson’s piece last year. At Muhlen-                 in modern and ballet. Olivia has cho-
The LVAIC Dance Consortium:                                            berg, she has also danced in Moving Sto-              reographed three works and performed
Now in its 32nd year, the LVAIC Dance Consortium was organized         ries, Dance Emerge, and the informal con-             in student and informal dance concerts
in 1975 by Tom Tenges and Dawn Ketterman-Benner, Moravian Col-         certs. Natalie West (Bach to the Blues)               at Muhlenberg. Olivia attended the Ac-
lege. Original members included Allentown, Cedar Crest, Moravian,      has been seen in the MTA productions                  cademia ‘del Arte in Arezzo, Italy last
and Muhlenberg Colleges; Lehigh University and Lafayette College       of Cabaret, Urinetown, and Twelfth Night,             spring.
joined the group a few years later. The Consortium obtains grant
monies to supplement existing budgets to present world-class tour-
ing dance companies on area campuses for both artist residencies and
public performances. A Lehigh Valley Dance Calendar is published
each year by the Consortium and distributed throughout the greater
Lehigh Valley.

Thirty-two years later, the dance companies that are
on the college campuses continue to go out into
the community and do school performances and
master classes.

This collaborative effort is supported in part by the
Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency
funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and
the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal
agency.

         Please join us in congratulating
               these Award-winners!
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                                                                                   Artistic Director ...........................................................................Karen Dearborn
  T u ln e     ol e e
 A M h e b rg C l g                                                                General Manager ...................................................................................Jessica Bien
                                                                                   Lighting Designer...................................................................... Susan Hamburger
                         February 18-22                                            Technical Director/Master Electrician ................................ Paul E. Theisen, Jr.
                The Possibilities by Howard Barker                                 Costume Designer......................................................................... Constance Case
            Studio Theatre, Trexler Pavilion for Theatre & Dance                   Costume Shop Manager ........................................................... Caroline LaRoche
       Ten short plays by Howard Barker delve into urgent and timely               Assistant Costume Designer .................................................... Danielle Yavorski
           questions of how human beings persist in a world torn                   Production Manager ...................................................................Dana Harrington
                    assunder by war, terror, and tyranny.                          Stage Manager................................................................................Aubrey Kupstas
   Directed by James Peck, Shannon Fitzsimons ‘09 and Aaron Lawson ‘09
                                                                                   Staff Stichers.................................. Alexis Gurst, Marilyn Mazsa, Sarah Garber
                                                                                   Stitchers ................................................................Chris Amirault, Rachel Brown,
                              March 26-29                                                                                                           Shannen Curran, Angela DeAngelo,
  Caw - Original Dance Theatre by Charles O. Anderson & Troy                                                                  Louisa deButts, Kelsey Gamble, Nina Giacobbe,
                            Dwyer                                                                                                     Casey Gill, Karissa Harris, Allison Hollows,
                 Empie Theatre, Baker Center for the Arts                                                                      Samantha Jonson, Stephanie Katz, Lynn Lisella,
   An apocalyptic ritual of reclamation, mercy, history and mischief; with a                                                            Jill Moody, Sarah Ochocki, Angela Palaggi,
    fusion of dance and theatre, Caw conjures an eccentric pantheon of                                                             Alyssa Pezzella, Abbey Rabinovich, Katie Rie,
                     unforgettable characters-in-motion.
                                                                                                                                                    Rebecca Schlauch, Eric Stephenson,
                   Featuring Faculty Actor Holly Cate and
                  Baker Artist-in-Residence Ursula Rucker                                                                                      Emily Stockton-Brown, Ashley Taylor,
                                                                                                                                               Imani Nia Williams, Danielle Yavorski,
                                                                                                                                                                 Gina Zelko, Danielle Zito
                              April 16-19                                          Concert Musicians.................... David Leonhardt, Rich Messbauer, Paul Wells
                              Dance Emerge                                         Light Board Operator ....................................................................Nicholas Flatto
       Dance Studio Theatre, Trexler Pavilion for Theatre & Dance                  Sound Board Operator ........................................................................Tracy Miller
Emerging student choreographers create original works in an intimate studio-       Student Electricians .....................................................................Aubrey Kupstas,
   theatre setting to explore a vast array of movement styles and ideas.
                                                                                                                                  Kathleen Franklin, Christopher Szczerbienski,
                      Artistic Director, Sarah Carlson
                                                                                                                                       Ryan Kileen, Andrew Zepp, Douglas Bucci
                                                                                   House Manager ................................................. Caitlin O’Meally, Dahlia Walton
                         April 23-26                                               Photographer ................................................................................ Matthew Wright
            A Flea In Her Ear by Georges Feydeau                                   Program Manager................................................................................Heather Mill
           Baker Theatre, Trexler Pavilion for Theatre & Dance
Georges Feydeau’s masterpiece presents a sidesplitting series of misplaced jeal-
          ousies, amorous entanglements, clandestine rendezvous,
              unconsummated infidelities, and frantic chases.
                       Directed by Francine Roussel

                    Excellence in the Arts
       www.muhlenberg.edu/tickets - 484. 664. 3333
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Charles O. Anderson                                                                   phers. He is a Dance major. Scott re-                On campus, Katina is a member of the
...and this too shall pass                                                            ceived his dance training at the King                Cardinal Key Society, a writing tutor,
Originally from Richmond, Virginia, assistant professor of dance, Charles O. An-      Centre for the Performing Arts in Wa-                and a member of the MDA. Janel Si-
derson is the artistic director of the Philadelphia based company, dance theatre X.   naque, NJ. Scott has recently been in-               pala (...and this too shall pass, Some where in
He received his BA from Cornell University and his MFA with honors from Tem-          vited to be a part of the Muhlenberg                 between) has been dancing since she was
ple University. He joined the faculty of Muhlenberg in 2003, where he teaches         Apprenticeship with Charles O. Ander-                4 years old. She studied jazz, hip-hop,
such courses as modern technique, dance composition, and African Dance and            son’s company, dance theatre X. Gwen                 modern, ballet and tap at Anita Ehler’s
Culture. He is also the Head of the African American Studies Minor Program at         Silverman (...and this too shall pass, Echoes        Dance Extensions and was a member
Muhlenberg College. Since establishing dtX in 2001, he has presented his work         Through the Mist, Charlotte) makes her               of the Senior Dance Company. She has
nationally and internationally through such organizations as the Philadelphia         faculty concert debut. She received 13               also taken classes at Broadway Dance
Live Arts Festival; Danceboom! at the Wilma Theatre; The International Festival       years of dance training at Duffin School              Center and Steps in NYC. At Muhlen-
for Modern Dance in Kaunas, Lithuania; Mulberry Street Theatre; Danspace at           of Ballet. Performance experience in-                berg, Janel has been involved in numer-
St. Mark’s church; and The Thelma Hill Performing Arts Center, among others.          cludes numerous ballets with the South               ous faculty, student, and informal dance
He has received numerous grants to support his work from such organizations           Jersey Ballet Theater, including Swan                concerts, both as a performer and as a
as Dance Advance (sponsored by the Pew Charitable Trusts), the Philadelphia           Lake, Sleeping Beauty, Alice in Wonderland,          choreographer. Janel is president of the
Cultural Fund, the Independence Foundation, and the Puffin Foundation. In              and The Nutcracker. She has also per-                Muhlenberg Dance Association, a
2007, he was named one of 12 recipients of the prestigious Pew Fellowship in the      formed in Moving Stories and Dance                   teacher for the Muhlenberg Community
Arts . In 2008 Professor Anderson was named “One of 25 to Watch” in 2008 by           Emerge at Muhlenberg. Gwen is a mem-                 Dance Center, a campus delegate, and a
Dance Magazine.                                                                       ber of the Delta Zeta sorority. Melissa              member of Omicron Delta Kappa lead-
                                                                                      Anne Smith (Cumulative Confusion) is a               ership honor society. Ashley Sleeth (...
Kathleen Bibalo                                                                       senior Dance and Psychology double                   and this too shall pass, Some where in between,
Cumulative Confusion                                                                  major. She has performed in various                  Que Sera Sera) makes her faculty concert
Kathleen Bibalo holds a BA in both Classical Studies (Greek emphasis) and             faculty and student choreographed con-               debut. She danced and choreographed
Dance from Dickinson College, and will receive her MBA with a concentration in        certs and is the vice president of the               at Dreyfoos School of the Arts in Palm
Marketing and a Project Management Certificate from Lehigh University in May           Muhlenberg Dance Association. Melis-                 Beach, FL. She has competed in numer-
2009. As a dancer, she performed with a variety of NYC choreographers and             sa has 15 years of training in ballet, tap,          ous dance competitions in FL and NY
shows including Skip Costa/COREmovement, Giada Ferrone, JoAnna Mendl                  jazz, lyrical, modern, and musical the-              with group and solo pieces. Ashley has
Shaw, and Lars Rosager, LKB Dance, American Dance Machine, Alyce Finwall              atre at Gloria Frances School of Per-                choreographed for two semesters at
and Dance Council Movement Theatre and the Radio City Christmas Spectacular.          forming Arts. She was a member of                    Muhlenberg College for the informal
Her teaching credits for dance include Muhlenberg College, Dickinson College,         Charles Anderson’s community perfor-                 dance concert. She hopes to own and
Cedar Crest College, Northampton Community College, Muhlenberg College                mance ensemble, dtx2. Melissa current-               choreograph for her own modern dance
Community Dance Center, American College Dance Festival, The Scranton Civic           ly teaches tap and jazz at Pennsylvania              company after college. Mary Jean
Ballet, PA Governor’s School for the Arts and The University of Scranton. For         Youth Theatre. On campus, she is in-                 Stack (Echoes Through the Mist, Before
the past two years, while pursuing her MBA, she has been a teaching assistant in      volved in Phi Sigma Sigma sorority,                  They Fall) began ballet at the Margaret
Lehigh’s business communications program. She is also President of the Lehigh         Omicron Delta Kappa leadership honor                 Haddad Studio of Classical Ballet at age
MBA Association, a founding member of the Lehigh chapter of the National              society, Psi Chi psychology honor soci-              3. She trained at the Kirov Ballet Acad-
Association of Women MBAs and an intern in Lehigh’s Development office. This
                                                                                      ety, the psychology club, and is a volun-            emy from 2002-2007 under Ludmila
past October, she led a team of four women MBAs to win second place for their
                                                                                      teer at Casa Guadalupe. Katina Simon-                Morkovina, and has attended summer
marketing plan that was presented at the National Association of Women MBAs
                                                                                      etta (...and this too shall pass) makes her          programs at Washington Ballet, Pitts-
National Case Competition.
                                                                                      faculty concert debut. She has per-                  burgh Ballet Theater, Kaatsbaan, the
                                                                                      formed in various student and informal               Harid Conservatory, The Royal Ballet
                                                                                      dance concerts since the fall of 2005.               School of Flanders (Belgium), and the
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     Charlotte Boye-Christensen
     Some where in between
     Charlotte, a native of Denmark, has fulfilled the extremely demanding career
     of freelance choreographer, teacher and dancer for the past 11 years. She joined
     Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company in 2002 to assist in the artistic direction of
     the company. She received her formal training at London Contemporary Dance
     School and at the Laban Centre in London and completed her MFA Degree at
     Tisch School of the Arts, New York University. She has been commissioned
     to create new works for The Milwaukee Ballet, Singapore Dance Theatre, The
     Arts Fissions Dance Company, Ballet de Camaguey in Cuba, New Danish Dance
     Theatre, Tisch School of the Arts’ Second Avenue Dance Company in NYC
     and Verb Ballets in Cleveland. She has also choreographed at the Universities of
     Utah, Princeton, Rutgers, Long Beach, The National School for Contemporary
     Dance in Denmark, The Royal Danish Ballet School, University of the Ameri-
     cas in Mexico, and at the Bellas Artes International Choreography Competition
     in Mexico City. Ms. Boye-Christensen has been invited to participate in “The
     Yard” Dance Colony in Massachusetts, The International Course for Professional
     Choreographers and Composers in England, and to perform at the International
     Choreographic Platform in Portugal and at Marato D’espectacle in Barcelona. She
     has worked with Multi-media artist, Usman Haque at the Metropolitan Museum
     of Photography in Tokyo, with theatre-director, Erik Gottlieb on Sam Shepard’s
     plays Savage/Love in Copenhagen, with Utah Symphony on Stravinsky’s Soldier’s
     Tale and Renard and directed the stage workshop at the famed Bauhaus institute
     in Germany. In 2004 she did a collaborative work with Brolly Arts involving the
     Ahn Trio and the composer, Michael Nyman. She recently completed a new com-
     mission for The New Opera House in Copenhagen involving multi-media artists
     Juhl/Viktov. She is the recipient of a Fulbright Scholarship and numerous grants
     from the arts counsils of Denmark, Singapore, Germany and Mexico.

     Corrie Franz Cowart
     Que Sera Sera
     Corrie Franz Cowart is a lecturer at Muhlenberg College teaching modern dance,
     dance composition, ballroom and dance on camera. She has a B.F.A. from Cor-
     nish College of the Arts and a M.F.A. from the University of Oregon and is a
     certified Dance Ability Instructor. Her professional experience includes perform-
     ing with the Pat Graney Dance Company, the Mary Miller Dance Company,
     LABCO Dance Company, Minh Tran and Dancers, Dance Theatre of Oregon,
     the Pittsburgh Opera, and both nationally and internationally with Impact
     Production’s Dayuma and The Masterpiece. Cowart continues to perform and
     choreograph for her own company, Co-Art Dance, a contemporary dance com-
     pany she co-founded in 1997 with her husband Tim Cowart. She has also created
     numerous dances made specifically for video. Her videos have been shown at the
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                                                                                       awarded several titles including National              dance concerts at Muhlenberg, and pre-
           Ch e
          - or ogr    r rofi
                  aphe P    les-                                                       Miss Headliners 2007. Cassi has also                   viously choreographed for two informal
                                                                                       taken numerous classes in NYC with                     and one student dance concerts. Mi-
San Suci Festival of Dance on Camera in Boulder, Colorado and most recently at         Wade Robson and Brian Freidman. She                    chele has received training at Dance
the Dance on Camera Festival at DeSales University. Corrie is currently complet-       has been involved in many small perfor-                Gallery and Gulliver Prep Dance in Mi-
ing her certification in Laban Movement Analysis.                                       mances with her school and dance stu-                  ami, FL in jazz, hip hop, ballet, modern,
                                                                                       dio, and also performed at Alvin Ailey                 and tap. Michele is secretary of the
Karen Dearborn                                                                         during the summer intensive workshop.                  Muhlenberg Dance Association, a writ-
Echoes Through the Mist                                                                Erika Samsky (Cumulative Confusion,                    ing tutor, and a member of the biology
Karen Dearborn is Professor, Founder and Director of the Dance Program at
                                                                                       Echoes Through the Mist, Before They Fall) is          club and the Muhlenberg College Emer-
Muhlenberg College in Allentown, PA. She has choreographed over 70 works
                                                                                       a sophomore at Muhlenberg College.                     gency Medical Services. She will be
in concert dance, theatre, and musical theatre including national tours for the
                                                                                       Her dance experience started at the age                making her theatre mainstage debut in
Tony Award-winning National Theatre of the Deaf and several Equity theatres.
                                                                                       of 2. She has danced with the New Jer-                 March, performing in Caw. Sarah
Recently she has provided choreography for the MTA productions of Oklahoma,
                                                                                       sey Ballet since the age of 9, perform-                Scuteri (Echoes Through the Mist) makes
Urinetown, Cabaret, On the Town, Wonderful Town, West Side Story, Brigadoon, and SMT
                                                                                       ing roles such as Clara in The Nutcracker,             her debut in Master Choreographers. At
productions of The Who’s Tommy, Carousel, Annie Get Your Gun, …Forum, Guys and
                                                                                       as well as in Sleeping Beuaty, Esmerelda,              Muhlenberg, Sarah has been seen in
Dolls, and Man of La Mancha. A member of Actor’s Equity, her 12 year profes-
sional performing career ranged from musical theatre productions, to the Cham-         Giselle, Coppelia, Beauty and the Beast, Cin-          Moving Stories and the informal concert
ber Ballet Company and the Milwaukee Ballet, to dancing in modern works by             derella, Tom Sawyer, Swan Lake, and Peter              in 2008. Sarah was trained at Valentina
choreographers such as Gary Masters, Mark Taylor, and Gerri Houlihan. Karen            and the Wolf. Erika also danced with the               Kozlova’s Dance Conservatory from
currently serves on the executive board of the American College Dance Festival         Kirov Ballet at the Metropolitan Opera                 2006-2008, and danced corps and solo-
Association and as the director of dance at Accademia dell’Arte in Arezzo, Italy.      House as a manu girl in La Bayadere. She               ist roles in The Nutcracker, Paquita, Swan
Her research has been published in the Journal of Dance Education, Performing Magic    has also trained in summer programs                    Lake, Raymonda, The Pharoah’s Daughter,
on the Western Stage from the 18th Century to the Present and presented at numerous    with Kaatsban, New Jersey Ballet, and                  and Esmerelda. She placed 3rd in the
conferences including the National Dance Educator’s Organization, the Congress         Eglevsky. Vanessa Sandler (...and this                 Youth America Grand Prix and 1st at
on Research in Dance, and the National Dance Association.                              too shall pass, Some where in between) is orig-        the Dance Educators of America com-
                                                                                       inally from the D.C. metropolitan area,                petition. Sarah also received training
Shelley Oliver                                                                         where she received training from Alvin                 with the New Jersey School of Ballet
Bach to the Blues                                                                      Mayes, Helen Hayes, and Helenius J.                    and the Academy of Dance Arts. Other
Shelley Oliver, Canadian born tap dancer, choreographer, and educator has ap-          Wilkins. Her background in dance in-                   performance experience includes The
peared internationally with some of the legends of the tap world including Savion      cludes ballet, modern, jazz, hip hop, and              Nutcracker with Repertory Dance The-
Glover, Jimmy Slide, Buster Brown, Charles “Cookie” Cook, Steve Condos, and            she has developed an interest in African               atre. Meghan Schiffer (Cumulative Con-
Chuck Green. She is the Artistic Director of The Shelley Oliver Tap Dancers            dance since attending college. Vanessa                 fusion, Que Sera Sera) makes her faculty
performing with the David Leonhardt Jazz Group touring jazz festivals and con-         is currently a junior double majoring in               concert debut. At Muhlenberg, she has
certs around the country. She is a founding member of Manhattan Tap and was            Dance and Business. Vanessa has per-                   been seen in Moving Stories, as well as in-
co-artistic director/choreographer with the company touring Europe, China, the         formed in Moving Stories, Master Choreog-              formal dance concerts. Meghan has
Caribbean, and North America. A noted soloist, she has performed with many             raphers, and the informal dance concerts.              been dancing since age 5 at American
great jazz musicians including Slide Hampton, David “Fathead” Newman, Robin            Vanessa feels privileged to be given the               Dance Experience in CT. She has also
Eubanks, and Kenny Washington. Her television appearances include Tap Dance            opportunity to work with Charlotte                     studied at the New Haven Ballet, and
in America with Gregory Hines as well as several appearances on the original           Boye-Christensen and Charles O. An-                    participated in summer intensives at
Star Search. She has conducted lecture demonstrations for Lincoln Center, New          derson. Michele Sasso (...and this too                 Point Park University and New York
York City Public Schools and Universities throughout the United States. She            shall pass, Cumulative Confusion, Some where           University. Scott Schneider (...and this
teaches a comprehensive jazztap program at Muhlenberg College and directs the          in between) is a junior double majoring in             too shall pass, Some where in between, Before
Muhlenberg Jazztap Ensemble, providing community outreach programs in the              Dance and Biology. She has performed                   They Fall) is a sophomore making his
Allentown, PA area. She pioneered a tap and math program in New York State             in various faculty, student, and informal              second appearance in Master Choreogra-
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Nutcracker with Hamilton Ballet The-                    has previously appeared in Master Chore-        and Pennsylvania for elementary school children and special needs classes. Ms.
atre. Meghan Meehan (Que Sera Sera,                     ographers in 2007 and 2008, Dance Emerge        Oliver has produced a series of “Tap Music for Tap Dancers” CD’s designed as
Before They Fall) is a senior at Muhlen-                in 2008, and Moving Stories in 2007. Lind-      an educational device for tap dance professionals and students that have become
berg College. Meghan has performed in                   say has been dancing for 16 years, study-       a standard pedagogical tool in the tap dance world. Ms. Oliver was recently guest
many student choreographed concerts,                    ing jazz, tap, ballet, pointe, and hip-hop      soloist with The River City Brass, one of the nation’s premier brass bands, and
faculty choreographed concerts, and in-                 at Company Dance in Harrisburg, PA.             will join the band again on tour this summer.
formal dance concert since the fall of                  Lindsay has also appeared in a perfor-
2005. Meghan received her training at                   mance for Disney Cruise Lines and has           Meredith Rainey
the Acton School of Ballet and per-                     performed with Bob McGrath. On                  Before They Fall
formed in the Commonwealth Ballet                       campus, Lindsay is a Biology major and          Meredith Rainey began dancing at 15 in his hometown of Fort Lauderdale. In
Company. She studied abroad in Arez-                    a member of the Perkulators, Copasetic          1985 he joined the Milwaukee Ballet. In 1987, he was asked to join the newly
zo, Italy in the spring of 2008, where                  Rhythms, and Biology Club. Lauren               formed Pennsylvania-Milwaukee Ballet, remaining with the Pennsylvania Ballet
she performed the tarantella. Meghan is                 Naab (...and this too shall pass, Bach to the   when the collaboration ended in 1989, and was promoted to soloist in 1999. He
also a member of the Six Meters impro-                  Blues) is a senior double major in Dance        was also a demi-soloist with the Dance Theatre of Harlem for a short time in
visation ensemble. Heather Mill (Echoes                 and Neuroscience. Lauren has been               1997. Meredith has performed works by such choreographers as George Bal-
Through the Mist) makes her faculty con-                dancing since the age of 3, studying bal-       anchine, Alvin Ailey, Mary Anthony, Paul Taylor, Lar Lubovitch, Jose Limon, John
cert debut. She is a junior Media and                   let, tap, jazz, and modern. At Muhlen-          Butler, John Cranko, William Forsythe, Jean Grand-Maître, Robert Weiss, Jorma
Communication major with minors in                      berg College, she has been seen in many         Elo, David Parsons, Trey McIntyre, and Kevin O’Day in North and South Amer-
Dance and Business. Heather has been                    faculty, student, and informal dance            ica and throughout Europe. Deciding in 2006 to focus his creativity solely on his
dancing since the age of 3, receiving                   concerts. Lauren is also a member of            choreographic career. Meredith took two years to hone his craft as a part of the
training in ballet from Schubert School                 the Muhlenberg Jazztap Ensemble and             Choreographer’s Project at the Susan Hess Modern Dance Studio (Philadelphia).
of Dance Arts, and performing in                        the Delta Zeta sorority. AlexJo Natale          In 2008 he was awarded a “New Edge” residency at the Community Education
Quakertown Youth Ballet productions                     (Bach to the Blues) makes her faculty con-      Center (CEC) of Philadelphia. Meredith has also won numerous awards including
such as Alice in Wonderland, Don Quixote,               cert debut. She trained at Gloria Fran-         the 1995 & 2002 PA Council on the Arts Fellowship Grant for Choreography, the
The Nutcracker and The Phantom of the                   ces School of Performing Arts in                2001 Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation Artist as Catalyst Grant, the 2002 Indepen-
Opera. On campus, Heather is involved                   Wayne, NJ since the age of 4 and has            dence Foundation Fellowship in the Arts and, a 2003 Pew Fellowship in the Arts
in Student Government, Delta Zeta so-                   received numerous awards and scholar-           Finalist. Meredith has been commissioned to create work for Pennsylvania Ballet,
rority, Dana Scholars, Omicron Delta                    ships. Performance credits include Any-         Brandywine Ballet, Delaware Ballet, Hubbard Street 2, Phrenic New Ballet, Bal-
Kappa leadership honor society, and                     thing Goes at Gateway to the Arts. At           let X, Philadanco for their 25th Anniversary celebration, and has had his work
she is the dance marketing assistant in                 Muhlenberg, AlexJo has performed in             performed throughout North and South America and Europe including Miami
                                                                                                        International Ballet Festival, the International Ballet Festival of Ecuador, the First
the Department of Theatre and Dance.                    the informal dance concert and is a
                                                                                                        and Second International Ballet Festival of Calí, (Columbia) and Madrid, Spain.
Lauren Montella (Bach to the Blues) is a                member the Copasetic Rhythms tap
senior Theatre major and Dance minor.                   group. Emily Newman (Bach to the
She is thrilled to be back onstage per-                 Blues) makes her faculty concert debut.
forming in the faculty dance concert.                   At Muhlenberg, Emily has been seen in
                                                                                                         T    av d e n a d a z r u -
                                                                                                        - he D i L o h r t J z G o p
She was last seen onstage in the MTA                    the fall 2008 informal dance concert.           The David Leonhardt Jazz Group is a critically acclaimed acoustic ensemble
production of Oklahoma! Other Muhlen-                   She was a member of the Tap City                that plays a blend of mainstream and modern jazz. Leonhardt has appeared
berg credits include Ruddigore, as well as              Youth Ensemble for 4 years. Cassi               internationally throughout North and South America, Europe, the Middle
several special productions. Lauren is a                Perinotti (Que Sera Sera) makes her fac-        and Far East. Recently Mr. Leonhardt arranged and recorded the #1 jazz CD
member of the Community Tap En-                         ulty concert debut. Cassi has competed          “Under a Woodstock Moon” with saxophonist David Newman, appeared with
semble. Lindsay Munz (...and this too                   since the age of 4 at Dance Arts Acad-          flutist Herbie Mann and bassist Ron Carter on the CD “Celebration”.
shall pass, Bach to the Blues, Before They Fall)        emy in Boontom, NJ. She has been
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                                                                        The Nutcracker, as well as in Moving Stories        nia Youth Ballet, and Orlando Ballet.
A   al a c ve s T
 nnu D n e E nt A                                                       and the informal dance concert at
                                                                        Muhlenberg. Samantha G. Jonson (...
                                                                                                                            Danielle has also performed with the
                                                                                                                            Commonwealth Ballet Company in ed-
                                                                        and this too shall pass, Que Sera Sera) is a        ucational programs at elementary
   u e b rg o l g
  M hl n e C l e e                                                      senior Dance and Psychology double                  schools. Lynn Lisella (Echoes Through
                                                                        major. Samantha is an apprentice with               the Mist, Bach to the Blues) is a sophomore
MOVING STORIES (Baker Stage in November) features                       Charles O. Anderson’s dance theatre X               Dance and Theatre double major at
choreography of Muhlenberg dancers on the Dorothy H. Baker              and a former member of dtx2. Training               Muhlenberg College. Lynn has per-
Theatre stage. Choreographers selected for this concert have taken      includes competitive dance at Dance                 formed in the informal dance concert
courses in Dance Composition and previously presented choreog-          World Academy in NJ, as well as train-              in 2007 and 2008 and choreographed
raphy in informal venues. Students submit written and oral propos-      ing with Alvin Ailey School, David                  for the fall 2008 informal concert. Past
als judged by a panel of faculty and, once selected, receive feedback   Howard, St. Petersburg Ballet, Charlotte            theatrical productions include The House
from faculty throughout the creative process.                           Boye-Christensen’s winter intensive,                of Yes, A War in Heaven, Hatching and
                                                                        and summer intensive at Dance New                   Conference of the Birds at Muhlenberg
MASTER CHOREOGRAPHERS (Empie Stage in February)                         Amsterdam. Performance experience                   College, Godspell, A Christmas Carol, Pi-
presents guest artist and faculty choreography in our most formal       includes performing with dtx at the                 nocchio, Peter Pan and Aladdin at York-
venue. This project is designed to expose students to the rigors of     world premiere of Tar, a featured solo              town Stage and Oklahoma! at the PA
working with professional artists.                                      in “Fleeting Imprint” by Alex Reekie at             Playhouse. Lynn is a member of the
                                                                        the American College Dance Festival,                Jazztap Ensemble and has fifteen years
DANCE EMERGE (Dance Studio Theatre in April) is another                 performing “I Say We Recollect(ive)” by             of dance training in ballet, modern, tap
opportunity for experienced student choreographers to have their        Rebecca Haverson at Dance Theatre                   and jazz. Brittani Maglio (Cumulative
                                                                        Workshop, and performing Ori Flo-                   Confusion, Que Sera Sera) has been danc-
works performed. The Dance Studio Theatre provides an intimate
                                                                        min’s (restaging director of Stephen                ing since the age of 2 and has been
venue for these original dances.                                        Petronio Dance Company) “We Meet                    trained in ballet, pointe, jazz, contem-
                                                                        Again…” in 2008. Samantha has per-                  porary, modern, and hip-hop. Brittani
INFORMAL DANCE CONCERTS (Dance Studio Theatre in                        formed in venues such as Disney’s Ep-               was in the competitive dance company
December and May) are designed as a forum for emerging chore-           cot, Hershey Park, and Moscow and St.               at Mariann’s School of Dance for 7
ographers who may or may not have studied Dance Composition.            Petersburg, Russia. She also studied                years. She has performed in community
                                                                        abroad in Australia and is a peer tutor in          service dance programs. At Muhlenberg
TOURING ENSEMBLES, under the direction of dance faculty,                Dance. Danielle Laurion (Echoes                     College, Brittani is a Business and Dance
provide performance opportunities for students within a specific         Through the Mist) makes her faculty con-            double major and a member of the
dance genre. These performances are offered as educational out-         cert debut. Danielle has been dancing               Perkulators dance team. Dana McGow-
reach programs for children in the Lehigh Valley.                       since the age of 3. She was trained in              an (...and this too shall pass, Cumulative
                                                                        ballet and modern at the Acton School               Confusion, Que Sera Sera) has previously
AMERICAN COLLEGE DANCE FESTIVAL is attended                             of Ballet in Acton, MA, and was ac-                 performed in Master Choreographers in
every year by students and faculty. The regional conference fea-        cepted into the school’s company, the               2007 and 2008, as well as the student
tures three days of performances, workshops and master classes          Commonwealth Ballet Company. Dan-                   and informal dance concerts. She is a
taught by instructors from around the country. It provides a unique     ielle performed in the company’s pro-               junior double major in Dance and Me-
                                                                        ductions of The Nutcracker, The Secret              dia and Communication. Dana is the
opportunity for students and faculty to have their dance works
                                                                        Garden, Sleeping Beauty, Coppelia, Cinderel-        class of 2010 representative to the
adjudicated by a panel of nationally recognized dance professionals
                                                                        la, The Nightingale, and The Enchanted Toy          Muhlenberg Dance Association. Other
in an open and constructive forum.                                      Shop. Danielle has studied at summer                performance experience includes Don
                                                                        intensive programs at Boston Ballet, the            Quixote with the American Repertory
                                                                        Walnut Hill School, Central Pennsylva-              Ballet’s Princeton Ballet School and The
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Muhlenberg Community Dance Center                      est Family Theater (Grease and Footloose)
and Patricia Bostick Dance Center. Af-                 and a performance at ACDF. On cam-           Constance Case
ter graduation she will work as a staff                pus, Kelsey is a tour guide, a student       Costume Designer
auditor for Deloitte and Touche. Kate                  advisor, and a member of the MTA,            Constance Case has designed the MTA productions The Beggar’s Opera, Pentecost,
Fierro (Que Sera Sera, Bach to the Blues) is           MDA, Tap Ensemble and the Copasetic          Brigadoon, Dido and Aeneas, The Country Wife, The Mikado, and Top Girls among
performing in Master Choreographers for                Rhythms. Dana Harrington (...and this        others. She has also designed the SMT productions Once Upon a Time in New
the second time. On campus, she is a                   too shall pass) is a senior at Muhlenberg    Jersey, Into the Woods, South Pacific, and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the
member of the Jazztap Ensemble and                     College. She has performed in Master         Forum. She has previously designed dance costumes for Shelley Oliver, Karen
the Perkulators dance team. Kate                       Choreographers, Moving Stories, Dance        Dearborn, Charles O. Anderson, Zane Booker, Clare Byrne, Tiffany Mills and
danced with Gloria Frances School of                   Emerge, and the informal dance con-          many other talented choreographers. She earned her M.F.A. from Wayne State
Performing Arts in Wayne, NJ, training                 certs. Dana has also been seen in many       University in Detroit, where she worked for the Harmonie Park Playhouse, The
in tap, contemporary, jazz, lyrical, and               Muhlenberg Theatre Association and           Hillberry Theatre, the Museum of African American History and Michigan
ballet, as well as dancing with the com-               Summer Music Theatre productions.            Opera Theatre. Her work has also been seen at the Kennedy Center for the
petition company. Kate has won numer-                  She has choreographed for Dance              Performing Arts, the National Archives, Wolftrap, and the Woolly Mammoth.
ous awards, placing in the top 10 overall              Emerge, the informal concerts, and Miss
in solos and receiving special judges                  Julie. Dana has also performed with          Susan Hamburger
awards. Kate is also an alumni of the                  Theater Dance Company and Roxbury
                                                                                                    Lighting Designer
                                                                                                    Susan Hamburger is excited to be returning to Muhlenberg for her eleventh
Rockette Summer Intensive, which she                   High School. On campus, she is in-
                                                                                                    year. She has designed for Urban Bush Women, Troika Ranch, Urban Tap,
attended for 3 years. Maggie Griffin (...               volved in the Girls Next Door a cap-
                                                                                                    Alice Farley, Chrisopher Caines, Susan Chirniak, and Carol Nolte among oth-
and this too shall pass, Some where in between)        pella group, the tour guide executive
                                                                                                    ers. She has also designed The Abundance Project, Hamletmachine, Logic of the Birds,
is a sophomore at Muhlenberg College.                  board, and the peer tutoring program.
                                                                                                    On The Verge, A Child’s Christmas in Wales, Little Shop Of Horrors, Suddenly Last
She has been trained in various styles of              Kelly Havran (Cumulative Confusion)
                                                                                                    Summer, The Great Highway, West Side Story, The Cryptogram, Hamlet, Much Ado
dance for 12 years. Maggie has taught                  makes her faculty concert debut. Kelly
                                                                                                    About Nothing, Waiting for Godot and Mame, as well as many other original plays
contemporary and hip-hop for three                     is a Dance and Media and Communica-          and performance pieces. Susan is a graduate of Yale School of Drama and a
years at her home studio, while choreo-                tion double major. She has been danc-        professor at New York University. www.susanhamburger.com
graphing pieces for various competi-                   ing for 17 years, with training in ballet,
tions. She has also started hip-hop in-                jazz, hip-hop, pointe, tap, modern, and      Paul E. Theisen Jr.
tensive programs for childcare centers                 lyrical. Kelly performed in the 2008 stu-    Technical Director/Master Electrician
in Woodbridge Township, NJ. On cam-                    dent dance concert and choreographed         Paul E. Theisen Jr. is a member of the technical staff of the Department of
pus, Maggie is also a tutor and a peer                 for the 2008 informal dance concert.         Theatre & Dance. Paul has contributed lighting, sound, and scenic designs to
note taker. Kelsey Griffith (Bach to the                Kelly is also a captain and choreogra-       numerous MTA and SMT productions, including Cabaret, Dancing at Lughnasa,
Blues) has been dancing for ten years,                 pher for Mint*, Muhlenberg’s hip-hop         New Voices 2001, Into the Woods, Pentecost, The Game of Love and Chance, Wonder-
and was trained in jazz, tap, modern,                  dance team, and is a member of the           ful Town, and Mother Hicks. He is the resident Technical Director and Lighting
and ballet at Impulse Center in MA. She                MDA. Allison Hollows (Echoes Through         Designer for the Student Choreographers Showcases. He is a Wisconsin native
has been featured at Muhlenberg in                     the Mist) makes her faculty concert de-      who received his B.A. in Theatre from Viterbo College and his M.F.A. from the
Moving Stories in 2007 and 2008 and                    but. She has studied at Gotta Dance as       University of Delaware’s Professional Theatre Training Program. Paul is also
Dance Emerge in 2008. Kelsey participat-               a member of the Showstoppers Dance           the resident sound designer and master electrician for the SMT.
ed in the Manhattan Dance Project                      Company, New Jersey School of Ballet,
Conventions in Boston. Perforamance                    Princeton Ballet, and attended Briansky
credits include the ensemble in the New                Saratoga Ballet Center and University
York Musical Theatre Festival’s That                   of the Arts summer programs. Allison
Other Woman’s Child, shows with Metrow-                has performed in the Moscow Ballet’s
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                                                                                               Dance and Natural Science double ma-                2006-2008 and the Kirov Academy of
Com      ro i e
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                                                                                               has been training in ballet for the past            tensives at the American Ballet Theatre,
Jeremy Arnold (Bach to the Blues) makes           her home school. Ari Brandsdorfer
                                                                                               14 years, beginning at Repertory Dance              Harid Conservatory, Kaatsbaan, and
his faculty concert debut. He has trained         (Que Sera Sera, Echoes Through the Mist,
                                                                                               Theatre in Allentown, PA. Since com-                the Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet.
and performed in tap, ballet, and hip-            Before They Fall) has been dancing for ten
                                                                                               ing to Muhlenberg, she has trained in               On campus, Barri is a Student Govern-
hop for 10 years with the Betsy Daily             years and is very excited to be perform-
                                                                                               modern and jazz techniques. Shannen                 ment representative. Amanda Ebert
School of Performing Arts in Berwyn,              ing in Master Choreographers for the sec-
                                                                                               was a Richmond Ballet summer inten-                 (...and this too shall pass, Bach to the Blues) is
PA. In 2007-2008, he was a member of              ond time. Ari is a sophomore Biology
                                                                                               sive scholarship student in 2006. She               a senior and has 19 years of dance expe-
the Tap City Youth Ensemble, directed             major with a Dance minor, and was re-
                                                                                               has been a Pilates instructor at the                rience in modern, jazz, tap and ballet.
by the American Tap Dance Founda-                 cently accepted into the Drexel 4-4
                                                                                               Muhlenberg Community Pilates Center                 She is pursing a dance degree and has
tion in NYC. Jeremy recently performed            Medical program, where upon gradua-
                                                                                               for the past 2 years and a ballet teacher           performed in various Muhlenberg fac-
as the featured tap dancer in a tribute to        tion he will attend Drexel College of
                                                                                               for MCDC. Currently, she is setting the             ulty, student and informal dance con-
Gene Kelly performed by the Philadel-             Medicine in Philadelphia. Magda Bren-
                                                                                               Tango Ballet from the 2007 faculty con-             certs. Amanda has choreographed two
phia Orchestra under the direction of             nan (Cumulative Confusion, Echoes Through
                                                                                               cert on their performing company. She               previous works, including “Simply
Marvin Hamlisch. Laura Baehr (Que                 the Mist) is a senior at Muhlenberg. She
                                                                                               has choreographed Oliver! and Brigadoon             Love” for the informal dance concert in
Sera Sera) makes her faculty concert de-          has previously been seen in Oklahoma
                                                                                               for STM’s summer theatre and has been               the fall of 2007 and “Enchanted Dalli-
but. She has trained in modern, jazz,             (as Dream Laurey) and Ruddigore with
                                                                                               tutoring chemistry for 3 years at                   ances” for the student dance concert in
and ballet for 14 years. Laura danced in          the Muhlenberg Theatre Association, as
                                                                                               Muhlenberg. She looks forward to pur-               the fall of 2008. Amanda is a third-year
“Judgement” with the Koresh Dance                 well as the student choreographed
                                                                                               suing her education next year to receive            member of the Muhlenberg Jazztap
Company in 2005 and choreographed                 dance concerts in 2006, 2007, and 2008
                                                                                               her Doctorate in Physical Therapy.                  Ensemble. She is President of Copaset-
Charlie Brown the Musical in 2008 for an          and Master Choreographers in 2007. Magda
                                                                                               Ashley David (Echoes Through the Mist)              ic Rhythms, the student organized tap
AIDS benefit group. She has also been              trained in ballet, tap, jazz, and modern
                                                                                               makes her faculty concert debut. She                group, and interned at Tap City in New
a dance teacher for 4 years and taught            for 13 years at the Betsy Daily School
                                                                                               began dancing at age 4, and has taken               York. She was a 2007 scholarship re-
dance to special needs children. Laura is         of Performing Arts in Berwyn, PA and
                                                                                               ballet and modern classes at Southern               cipient of the Miriam Nelson Tap Ex-
the class of 2012 representative to the           in circus, theatre, and dance for 9 years
                                                                                               New Hampshire Dance Theatre. Since                  perience, attended the Rockette Sum-
Muhlenberg Dance Association. Elle                at French Woods Festival of the Per-
                                                                                               2001, she has been a company member                 mer Intensives at Radio City and Point
Barks (Cumulative Confusion) has been             forming Arts. Magda is a member of
                                                                                               with Southern New Hampshire Youth                   Park University and performed in Dis-
seen in both the student dance concert            the MTA, MDA, Six Meters improvisa-
                                                                                               Ballet. Ashley has performed in The                 ney World. Currently, she teaches dance
and the informal dance concert at                 tion ensemble, and she is the stage man-
                                                                                               Nutcracker since 2001 at the Palace The-            and performing arts classes at the Penn-
Muhlenberg College. She is also a mem-            ager for the Muhlenberg Tap Ensemble.
                                                                                               ater in Manchester, and performed at 2              sylvania Youth Theater in Bethlehem,
ber of the MTA, MDA, and the Dy-                  Chelsea Corley (Echoes Through the Mist)
                                                                                               regional and 1 national Regional Dance              PA. Carin Fenstermaker (Cumulative
namics a cappella group. Kiera Bian-              makes her faculty concert debut. Chel-
                                                                                               America festivals. She has been cast in             Confusion) is a senior double major in
chini (Cumulative Confusion) is a junior          sea has been dancing for sixteen years.
                                                                                               original works choreographed by Jere-               Dance and Accounting. At Muhlenberg,
double major in Dance and Psychology              She has been trained in ballet, modern,
                                                                                               my Collins (former ABT principal) and               she has performed in faculty, student,
making her faculty concert debut. At              jazz and tap at her studio, Westport’s
                                                                                               Chiara Ajkun (artistic director of the              and informal dance productions, and
Muhlenberg, Kiera has performed in                Academy of Dance in Westport, CT.
                                                                                               Ajkun Ballet Theatre). She has been ac-             has choreographed for Dance Emerge
Moving Stories, Dance Emerge, and the in-         She has also trained in various programs
                                                                                               cepted into summer programs such as                 and the informal concert. Carin has also
formal dance concerts. She has been               such as Pennsylvania Youth Ballet and
                                                                                               The Rock School and Universal Ballet                performed with the Sharon Plessl
dancing since the age of 4. She has re-           American Ballet Theatre. Chelsea has
                                                                                               Academy. Barri DeFrancisci (...and this             School of Dance, eXceL Dance Com-
ceived training in ballet, jazz, tap, and         performed in her studio’s production
                                                                                               too shall pass, Echoes Through the Mist, Be-        pany, and with Pennsylvania Youth
modern from Elite Dance Academy, as               of The Nutcracker, dancing roles such as
                                                                                               fore They Fall) makes her faculty concert           Theatre in The Wizard of Oz and Sum-
well as the Jump tap intensive and the            Shepherdess, Arabian, and Sugar Plum
                                                                                               debut. She has received training at the             merstage. Carin is president of the Perku-
Rock School jazz and ballet intensive.            Fairy. Shannen Curran (Echoes Through
                                                                                               North Carolina School of the Arts from              lators dance team, and a teacher for the
Kiera also gives private dance lessons at         the Mist, Before They Fall) is a senior
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