Student Profile: Emily LaCourse

Meet Junior Emily LaCourse Emily, originally from Columbus, Texas, found her state studying dance at Colorado State University. 1. What upcoming productions are you currently preparing for? We have our upcoming Spring Dance Concert Apr. 21 and 22. I will perform in a piece titled American Lullaby, choreographed by professor Judy Bejarano. It’s a work […]

2017 Spring Dance Concert

By Brandon Adams and Jennifer Clary Jacobs CSU Dance performs their biannual concert on April 21 and 22, undoubtedly amazing audiences on a whole new level. “The program is entirely new work that has never been seen on the CSU stage before,” said Jane Slusarski-Harris, director of CSU Dance. The concert is full of wonderful […]

April 2017 Class Notes

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. […]

April 2017 Class Notes

Amy Barkley (Mills), 2012, B.A. Performing Arts After completing my degree, I spent time stage managing and designing at Bas Bleu Theatre Company in Fort Collins. I moved to Seattle in Sept. of 2014, and have since completed a stage management internship with the Seattle Repertory Theatre. During my time there, I was involved in […]

5 Things to Know About Students who Spend a lot of Time at the Barre

2. The truth behind leotards Depending on the style and performance the costume varies, but when in rehearsals dancers usually wear a plain leotard and tights with ballet slippers. The reason why ballet dancers are required to wear tight clothing is it makes it easier for the teachers to see and correct the lines and […]

2016 Fall Dance Concert

Written by Lauren Scott, UCA Journalism Intern Ormao originates from an ancient Greek term meaning “movement with force.” This is exactly the style that will grace the stage at the University Dance Theater this Nov. The pride of Colorado Springs, Colo., Ormao Dance Company embodies the Greek term they are named after, embracing diversity, energy, […]

November 2016 Class Notes

MacKenzie Mulligan, 2014, B.A. Theatre, is currently working full-time at the historical Barter Theatre in Abingdon, Va. where she serves as the Stage 2 electrician, and one of two lighting designers for the Barter Players. In her time at Barter, MacKenzie has worked with the electrics team to bring about some incredible shows including the […]

October 2016 Class Notes

Susie Garifi, 1998, B.A. Performing Arts holds an M.A. in Dance Education from New York University and a B.A. with a major in Dance from Colorado State University. She has studied with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, and traveled nationally and internationally, discovering many great dance opportunities and people from around the world. Susie is […]

Oct. 2016 Faculty News

Paper Cranes. Photo by Dexter Photography Dance Professor Chung-Fu Chang has recently had a full schedule of scholarly activates starting with a weeklong residency with Ormao Dance Company in Colorado Springs from May 21-28, where he created 20 minutes of new choreography. His original work, Paper Cranes, was performed for Ormao’s 25th Anniversary Summer Concert […]