The Missouri State University Department of Theatre & Dance invites high school students of dance of all levels to participate in our 2019 Dance Day on November 16!
This special event is designed to introduce young people to our facilities & dance faculty at Missouri State in a highly participatory day of dance. While you are here you will:
• Meet the faculty
• See our spaces
• Take three dance classes
• Have lunch and chat with current Dance majors
This event is free of charge and open to students in grades 9 through 12.
All activities will take place at Credo Dance Academy, 931 S. Kickapoo Avenue:
• 8:30 am – check in, welcome (registration information below)
• 9:00 am to 11:30 am – dance classes taught by Missouri State University Dance faculty
• 11:30 am to 12:30 pm – lunch and Q&A with current students
• 12:30 pm to 2:15 pm – faculty interviews with applicants, tour of Theatre & Dance Department facilities, tour of campus
• 2:30 pm – Fall Dance Concert – Credo Studio 2
Register for Dance Day by sending an e-mail to KHains@missouristate.edu
Visit the Dance program web pages: https://theatreanddance.missouristate.edu/dance.htm
Azaria Hogans holds an M.F.A. in dance from Texas Woman’s University which expanded her research of dance as a means of social change with an emphasis on black modern dance. As the Artist in Residence at Missouri State University, Azaria teaches dance appreciation, contemporary, jazz, contact improvisation, alternative formats, dance history, composition, and West African dance forms.
Sara Brummel is an Associate Professor of Dance at Missouri State. She is an ABT® Certified Teacher who has successfully completed the American Ballet Theatre® Teacher Training Intensive in Primary through Level 7 and Partnering of the ABT® National Training Curriculum. Her choreography has been presented locally, as well as in St. Louis, Chicago, Wichita, Albuquerque, Seattle, and Bogotá, Colombia. Currently, she is collaborating on a research project with Dr. James Hackney of MSU’s Physical Therapy department faculty.
Ruth Barnes Professor and Coordinator of the Missouri State University Dance Program. Early in her career, Ruth established a reputation as a performer, choreographer and master teacher of contemporary dance in New York City, where she taught at the Merce Cunningham Studio and the New Dance Group Studios, while working as a freelance dancer. She has choreographed, taught and performed internationally, most significantly in the United Kingdom, France, Switzerland and Taiwan.
Kyle Aho earned a master’s degree in music theory from Missouri State University in 2010. While at MSU, he studied with Dr. Peter Collins, Dr. Michael F. Murray, and Randy Hamm. He also taught Music Theory, The Language of Music, and Jazz Symposium. He is a member of Pi Kappa Lambda, a national music honor society. Aho graduated with academic honors from New England Conservatory, where he earned a master’s degree in jazz piano performance. He earned his bachelor’s degree, magna cum laude, in piano performance from Idaho State University.