Alumni Class Notes 2019

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 […]

2019 Spring Dance Concert shows growth and diversity of CSU dance

Innovative, diverse, and relevant new works by CSU dance faculty and student choreographers are featured throughout the 2019 Spring Dance Concert, directed by dance professor Chung-Fu Chang and showing at the University Center for the Arts April 26-27. The in-house showcase of student-performed solo, duet, and group pieces represents a wide range of topics from […]

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Testimony: 5 Stories in Motion

—By Emily Kaiser, UCA Publicity Intern The Colorado State University Dance presents this semester’s Senior Dance Capstone Concert, Testimony: 5 Stories in Motion. Graduating dance majors Katelyn Doyle, Cassie Eron, Madison Martinek, Jenny Trenchard, and Mohammed York are preparing their final dance performance before completing their undergraduate dance education at CSU. The concert takes place […]

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Poetry and dance create a homecoming

Story by Mary Ellen Sanger Poet Seth Bodine (Journalism and Media Communication, ’18) has written one haiku a day for the past three years, publishing them on his Instagram channel @haikuaday. At more than 1,200 haiku poems written, it seems he never runs out of words to mold. Bodine was able to coax his words […]

Eventide: Senior dance majors dance their way to graduation

By Emily Kaiser, SMTD Publicity Intern Colorado State University Dance presents this semester’s Senior Dance Capstone Concert, Eventide. Senior dance majors Tiana Farnsworth, Hannah Finnegan, and Emily LaCourse prepare their final dance concert before walking across the graduation stage in May. The concert takes place in the University Dance Theater at the University Center for […]

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Heather Bellotti receives the 2017-2018 Outstanding Achievement Award

The School of Music, Theatre, and Dance is proud to announce that Heather Bellotti, office manager for the School, has received Colorado State University’s 2017-2018 Outstanding Achievement Award, which recognizes meritorious and outstanding achievement in job skills and service to the University by State Classified employees. In her nomination of Heather, Music Therapy Professor Blythe […]

Spring Dance Concert: A Final Farewell

The School of Music Theatre and Dance presents the Fall Dance Concert at the University Center for the Arts. November 8, 2017 By Viola Cai, SMTD Publicity Intern “As director of dance, I am delighted to invite you to our Spring Dance Concert during my last semester at CSU,” said Jane Slusarski-Harris, who retires at […]

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Weeks away from retirement, Jane Slusarski-Harris reminisces on 30 years of teaching dance at CSU

By Maddie Wright, Rocky Mountain Collegian – Reprinted with permission Jane Slusarski-Harris has been the Director of Dance at CSU since 1988. She has mentored 30 years of students through the dance department. Slusarski-Harris will retire at the end of this semester. Colorado State University professor Jane Slusarski-Harris has spent 30 years on a stage she’s grown quite comfortable […]

Pas De Deux

Madeline and Matthew Harvey Take Root at CSU By Nicole Towne, SMTD Publicity Intern Madeline Harvey and Matthew Harvey are dancers. They started before the age of 10. They are professionals on the stage. They are professors in the classroom, and in 2013, they decided to make a life-long commitment to each other that remains […]