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Nov. 21, 2011
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SRU dance majors present eclectic fall concerts Dec. 3-4

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – Audience members will see a plethora of dance forms and styles when more than 20 Slippery Rock University dance majors present original choreography at four fall dance concerts Dec. 3-4 in SRU’s Swope Recital Hall. Students will present works in modern, jazz, hip-hop and classical Indian dance genres.

Eleven students will present at 2 and 5 p.m. Dec. 3, followed by 11 additional student

presentations at noon and 3 p.m. Dec. 4.
The Dec. 3 performers are:

  • Kiley Pogas of Sarver,  “The Rugged Road;”
  • Krystie Serviss of Rocky Point, N.Y., “When We Become Insignificant;”
  • Katie Lander of Douglassville, “Grandeur Noblesse;”
  • Gina Forder of Randolph, N.J., and Zakiyyah Felser of King of Prussia, “Two Short a Time;”
  • Bryan Wise of Dover, “It Gets Better;”
  • Chelle Blankenship of Kane, “Like Birds They Met;”
  • Ariel Stanton-Penkert of Annapolis, Md., “Those Humans;”
  • Andrea Astuto of Rochester, N.Y., “A Fingerprint Mentality;”
  • Sita Sojintarit of Chiang Mai, Thailand, “Light Sensation” and
  • Josh Pugliese of Lower Burrel, “Je veux te voir.”

Eleven other students will present at noon and 3 p.m. Dec. 4. They are:

  • Lexi Sirinakis of Baltimore, Md., “C’est la mode chic;”
  • Alyssa Cubellis of Wexford, “Dusk Over Hatteras;”
  • Gina Forder of Randolph, N.J., “A Restricted Conscious;”
  • Kristin Schilero of Wallingford and Natalie Osborne Strongsville, Ohio, “What You Had in Mind;”
  • Corinne Teklitz of Twinsburg, Ohio, “Amelia;”
  • Mary Regney of Beaver, “The Perfection of Beauty Shines Forth;”
  • Melanie Calhoun of Stafford, Va., “Through Subtle Means;”
  • Kaitlyn Dye of Frostburg, Md., “For Lack of Better Words;”
  • Nichole Young of Parma, Ohio, “Field Tested – Civilian Life;”
  • Emily Kennard of Dayton, Ohio, and Karlee Hoffman of West Middlesex, “A Set of Complex Systems” and
  • Ashley Lowman of Clearfield, “Atop the Tower.”

Tickets are $3 for SRU students, $5 for the general public. Tickets are available at the University Union Information Desk, the door, or by calling 724.738.2036.


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