October 2015 Class Notes

Grady Soapes

Grady Soapes

Grady Soapes, ’09, B.A. Dance, is artistic coordinator and dance educator at the Denver Center for Performing Arts, where he works on casting; helps manage the Colorado New Play Summit; coordinates the theatre testing initiative, Off-Center at the Jones; and hosts and manages the Playwright Fellow. He also serves as New Works Festival coordinator at the Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts School and choreographed for Drag Machine, which recently ran at the Denver Center for Performing Arts.

 

Brittany Adams: Take Back the Tutu Campaign. Photo by Caroline Yang

Brittany Adams: Take Back the Tutu Campaign. Photo by Caroline Yang

Brittany Adams, ’13, B.A. Dance, has signed on for a third season with the Saint Paul Ballet in Minn. The company is an artist-led model, where company dancers have responsibilities such as managing marketing campaigns, booking theaters, and artistic direction. On top of dancing for the company full time, Brittany is the outreach and communications manager, and oversees a team in charge of PR, social media, and community events. In her first year with the company, Britany started the Take Back the Tutu campaign which asks dancers to be honest about body image and dance; the entries are accompanied by photos by Caroline Yang. CSU Dance alum, Anna Roehr, ’12, B.A. Dance, also joined the company in 2014.

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