CSU Dance Alumni: Stay Connected
Whether it be through connecting with alumni in your area, serving as an alumni mentor to current students, attending an alumni or campus event, or supporting dance at CSU financially, your participation as alumni is deeply valued.
Dance is a passionate and integrated art form, and we are proud to have our current students and also many alumni of our program who embody that dedication on national and international stages. They continue to contribute in significant ways to the advancement of the arts and other disciplines.
Our collaborative approach to dance here at CSU helps to create an experience that in unique and rewarding, and what our alumni identify as their greatest take-away from our program. Much of this collaboration begins with conversations – conversations that involve creative thinking and problem solving and conversations that lead to the physical “thinking and doing” that dancers, as artists and athletes, must do every day. It takes time and dedication to train the body and mind, time to let inspiration develop into an artistic expression.
The importance of dance and the performing arts in our society is undeniable – it is a thriving business providing valuable work for numerous artists and technicians, but it is also acts as a vehicle that moves our society forward by focusing on human interaction and expression. Whether our alumni have gone on to professional dance performance and teaching careers, or found another path since leaving CSU, they have this perspective on the important work they are accomplishing in their worlds today.
As we continue this tradition here at CSU and around the globe, we want to connect with you – our CSU dance alumni. Whether you graduated last year or many years ago, we want to hear your stories and connect with you. Please take some time to learn about what’s going on in the department these days, fill out our alumni survey, send us your Class Notes, and let us know if you plan to visit campus – we’d love to hear from you!
CSU Dance alum, Denna Thomsen (’07) attended the premiere of the new move, The Turning on Tuesday January 21, 2020. Thomsen plays the role of Jessel. In the new horror drama, directed by Floria Sigismondi, a young governess is hired to look after an orphaned girl, but the return of the girl’s problematic brother uncovers secrets […]
Madison Martinek (B.A. in Dance, 2018) Madison Martinek has accepted a position dancing with Hannah Kahn Dance Company, located in Denver, Colorado. Madison grew up in Loveland, Colorado. She began her dance training at the age of three at Loveland Dance Academy, studying ballet, jazz, tap, hip-hop, and contemporary during her time there. During her […]
Annessa Kohlhardt, 2012, B.A. Performing Arts, B.A. Health and Exercise Science After graduating, Annessa moved to Chicago where she performed in a wide variety of settings including concert dance, corporate events, and featured entertainment events. In addition to dancing, Annessa worked in a major hospital as a rehabilitation technician in an outpatient physical therapy clinic. […]