Dale A. Merrill, Dean of the College of Performing Arts, was invited to serve as a guest instructor at a summer dance workshop for young dancers in Great Falls, Montana. This program attracted students from all over the state and featured other guest artists Cheryl Johnson of SUNY Brockport and Jay Goodlett, formerly of the Cincinnati Ballet Company. Dean Merrill’s interview with the local news about the program can be seen at http://www.krtv.com/news/dancers-gather-in-great-falls-to-learn/#!prettyPhoto/0/.
Knowing your passions and talents is one thing, but knowing how to craft a career path can be quite another! Luckily, CoPA students have access to plenty of support from their faculty as well as the CoPA Career Advisor. It can also be helpful to see examples of career paths from other students and alumni.
The COVID-19 pandemic completely upended the performing arts world. It affected artists, audiences, and infrastructure in ways never imagined. Undaunted, the College of Performing Arts (CoPA) has stepped up to that challenge, refusing to be defeated or allow these new restrictions to affect the quality of our students’ education and training. Throughout the summer, CoPA