Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Dancer of the Week

This week the spotlight shines on Freshman Ragan Faulkner!
Ragan is a 19 year old from O’Fallon, Illinois majoring in Dance. She is pursuing a minor in Arts Management and concentrations in Performance and Choreography.

Pets: My miniature dachshund, Poppet, and my cat, Heidi

  Can't wake up without:  8oz of water and Taylor Swift’s new album

Pointe shoes:  Bloch Balance European 

Always in her dance bag: My 1996 1£ good luck charm given to me by my home ballet teacher and pink legwarmers my brother knitted me

Fun Fact: I am President Ronald Reagan’s 32nd cousin! 

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Rehearsal Essentials

We asked senior dancer Chelsea Robicheau what her rehearsal essentials are for tech week!

Chelsea will be performing in Rick McCoullough's new piece Pixels this weekend, as well as dancing Titania in A Midsummer Night's Dream.

Chelsea relies on:
Warm up booties, a Nalgene water bottle, pointe shoes (with plenty of extra pairs), a sewing kit, a towel, ibuprofen pills, and warm up shorts- or trash bags to you dancers!

Feel free to comment with your rehearsal essentials!

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Dancer of the Week

Welcome to another Dancer of the Week Profile!

Elizabeth Hite is an 18 year old freshman from 18 Delmar, NY!

Pointe Shoes: Suffolk Solo Prequels
Favorite holiday: Valentine's Day (which is also my birthday!)
Can't wake up without: at leas four alarms
Fun fact: My mom loves chatting with the Dance Department's Administrative Assistant Danielle Feller 

Thanks for reading, check back next week for another profile!