SRU dance performances featured at ACDA regional conference


March 26, 2019

Two dance performances featuring Slippery Rock University students were selected for the American College Dance Association Mid-Atlantic North Gala Conference, March 6 at Seton Hill University.

SRU was the only school selected to provide two performances from among the six schools involved including the University of Maryland and Temple University. Kaitlin Kulasa, a senior dance major from Belle Vernon, performed and choreographed "A Mind, A Mess," and 13 other SRU students performed "Celebration," a classic, minimalist study of joy choreographed by the late American modern dancer Martha Graham that originally premiered in 1934.

The SRU students who performed "Celebration" included:

  • Kendall Alexander, a junior dual dance and psychology major from Valley Stream, New York.
  • Taylor Andrekanic, a freshman dual major in dance and communication studies from White Oak.
  • Sarah DeBiasi, a senior dance major from Wilkes-Barre.
  • Samuel Elizondo, a senior dance major from Watertown, New York.
  • Jenee Ewing, a junior dance major from McKeesport.
  • Victoria Homschek, a senior dual dance and theatre major from Aliquippa.
  • Molly Huey, a senior dual dance and communication major from Warren.
  • Alyssa Orrico, a senior dual exercise science and dance major from Buffalo, New York.
  • Olivia Shirley, a freshman dual dance and exercise science major from New Kensington.
  • Victoria Stachelrodt, a junior dual dance and marketing major from Franklin.
  • Nechelle Trawick, a junior dual dance and health science-public health major from Philadelphia.
  • Cameron Waters, a junior dual dance and management major from New Castle.
  • Kaitlin Yankovich, a freshman dance major from Ridgway.

The ACDA is a national organization of college and university dance educators that sponsors regional conferences and festivals to recognize and encourage excellence in performance and choreography in higher education, which are attended by more than 5,000 people from more than 300 schools annually.