Student Choreographers Shape YSU Dance Ensemble Concert

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Youngstown State University Dance Ensemble’s annual concert will feature original choreography by students and faculty.

Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 27, 28 and 29 in Ford Theater, lower level of Bliss Hall, on the YSU campus.

 Tickets for the event, now in its 29th year, are $16 ($8 for non-YSU students, YSU faculty and staff with valid ID, senior citizens, Penguin Club members and groups of eight or more; free for YSU students).

All tickets are general admission and can be purchased in advance at or by calling 330 941 3105.

Under the artistic direction of Amy A. Wright, an instructor in the school of theater and dance, this year’s concert will feature original work by 10 student chorographers and three faculty choreographers. More than 20 students will dance in the show.

The guest choreographer is Stephanie Frey Anderson, a professional dance artist in Pittsburgh and a resident artist at the Lincoln Park Performing Arts Center in Midland, Pa. Anderson was a founding company member of Continuum Dance Theatre and has also performed with Exhalations Dance Theatre, KNOTDance, and the Staycee Pearl Dance Project.

Her choreography has been showcased in performances by several regional dance companies.

The student choreographers are Kait Carson, Andi Day, Hannah Hall, Erica Hays, Cassie Jenkins, Katie Kurdziel, Rachel Schmidt, Kenzie Sella, Dagmar Stahl and Alyssa Stiner.

Dancers include Anna Anders, Elizabeth Angeletti, Rosie Bresson, Halla Henry, AnnMarie Lowerre, Destiny Magee, Emily Marks, Mia Matthews, Emily McConnell, Macy Metzger, Sydney Moore, Ben Mowrer, Seth Nycum, Taryn Patterson, Kayla Peterson, Gillian Pirone, Jordan Record, Heather Ristau, Abigail Seidel and Abigail Whaley.

Posted Feb. 25, 2020.

PHOTO:  The YSU Dance Ensemble includes Cristina LaRocca, Allison Workman, Haley Gregory, Rachel Davis, Abigail Whaley and Hannah Hall.  

Copyright 2020, Youngstown, Ohio.


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