Projects

What’s Next? (a show by some seniors)    Apr 20-21, 2012
A few of us UA seniors decided to completely produce a performance. Luckily, we are proud of the outcome, and very pleased by the turn out. Also, the theater’s light board fried two days before the show, but it was fixed in record time!

ETC Performance Series – April Insanity!    Apr 7-8, 2012
Traveled a little east and met a small portion of Philadelphia’s very welcoming dance community. Performing Robin Prichard’s “Duet for Three” alongside other insanely creative artists was great, as was exploring Philly with a few crazy folk.

University of Akron Dance Company Spring Concert     Mar 29-30, 2012
Left with no regrets after my last UADC. Had a absolutely marvelous experience working with Steven McMahon of Ballet Memphis in his new work “Untitled (The Game).” Also did some strange things in Robin Prichard’s “Cracks,” no surprise there.

Akron Civic Theatre’s Winter Dance Showcase     Feb 15, 2012
So thankful the Civic brought us in because I will never forget how enjoyable this show was. Mainly because of the people I shared this experience with. Also was able to watch an excellent Verb Ballets program.

Cleveland Ballet Conservatory’s Nutcracker     Dec 17, 2011
Playing a mom in the party scene made me feel a little aged, but returning to my home base was incredibly fulfilling.

University of Akron Dance Company Fall Concert     Nov 17-20, 2011
A fellow dancer broke her 5th metatarsal two days before the show and we had no understudies. Somehow, her replacements learned and perfected 15 min of material in 48 hrs. The show still went ridiculously well.

Choreographers’ Workshop     Oct 13-15, 2011
I broke my elbow and couldn’t perform. However, the piece I choreographed, “Shooters,” was chosen from this show to be the one student-choreographed work to be shown again at UA’s fall faculty concert.

Heinz Poll Summer Dance Festival     July 22-Aug 13, 2011
Happily continued the Akron tradition by dancing on this really gigantic, barely portable stage with the UA Dance Institute. Opened up for Verb Ballets Cleveland and NEOS Dance Theatre, both of which performed really stunning programs.

Ohio Dance Festival     April 29-May 1, 2011
Performed Robin Prichard’s “For Your Protection…” and took many classes from wonderful Ohio teachers and artists. Also had some good times in Columbus with my best friends from the department.

Spring into Dance 2011     April 14-16, 2011
UA’s annual student-choreographed showcase was a success. I choreographed a piece, which can be seen in my “Videos” section, and performed in five other pieces, including two amazzzinng honors projects.

Senior Honors Thesis Performance     April 8, 2011
UA dance major Ellyn Sjoquist and Ball State architecture major Kevin Templeman collaborated to create a beautiful evening of dance and sculpture, which was documented for UA’s ZTV.

University of Akron Dance Company Spring Concert    March 31-April 1, 2011
Always enjoy performing at E.J. Thomas. I had to learn how to lift a 140 lb. male for a duet in UA faculty Robin Prichard’s “Intimacy.” I was also cast in guest choreographer Alexandra Beller’s “What Comes After Happy,” which was an incredible opportunity. It was the first time I was asked to dance, act, sing, talk, and work an old-school record player all in the same piece.

American College Dance Festival     March 15-19, 2011
For the second time in my college career, ACDF was held at UA! I took classes with baller professionals, including Camille A. Brown, watched some insanely good pieces from other schools, and was basically high on life all week. I also performed in Robin Prichard’s “For Your Protection…” for adjudication, and it was chosen for the gala!

Cabaret Company     March 3-5, 2011
UA’s Dance and Theatre Departments collaborate for this annual hullabaloo of musical theatre. This year’s show was directed by Alex Funk and choreographed by Ellyn Sjoquist.

Upcoming:
Choreographers’ Showcase – Ananda Center for the Arts – May 19, 2012

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