Jan. 15, 2006
CONTACT: Gordon Ovenshine:
Slippery Rock University adjunct
instructor dances way onto Dance Magazine’s '25 to Watch'
SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa.
adjunct dance instructor and 2000 Slippery Rock University
graduate, is featured as part of Dance Magazine’s 25 to Watch
in its January edition cataloguing the hottest dancers and
trends in the country.
graduated with a bachelor degree in dance, specializes in hip-hop
and contemporary dance. She is working on a solo hip-hop dance
theater show she plans to perform this May in
published a photograph of Custer and cited her involvement with the
Columbus, Ohio-based Columbus Movement Movement Dance Company.
Columbus Movement Movement was in the magazine’s 25 to
dance company got the attention of one of the Dance Magazine
writers, and he came out to see one of our shows,” Custer
said. “There are many members of CM2, but I was honored to be
the one chosen to represent the
This is the
second consecutive year SRU was represented in the magazine. Dance
faculty Ursula Payne appeared in the 2006 edition because of her
involvement with This Woman’s Work, a national
collaborative involving Payne and six other African-American female
undergraduate education at SRU, Custer said, “Each faculty
member has had a great impact on my growth as an artist, but,
Ursula Payne is still a true mentor for me. Her guidance has helped
me get to this point in my career.”
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