, assistant professor of dance, and
, assistant professor of theatre, were invited by Chapman University Chancellor Daniele Struppa to be a part of the Chapman Visiting Scholars Series at the Nicholas Academic Center in Santa Ana. Their presentation on “The Art of Science” included a lecture and demonstration that featured dance majors Chris Babcock (’14), Joe Chantry (’14), and Rachel Leitson (’14). In other news, Professor Okouchi-Guy also taught a master class for the American College Dance Festival Association at California State University, Dominguez Hills. She taught a commercial jazz cabaret heels class for college professors and students from California and Nevada. She has been elected to the Baja region board of directors for ACDFA, and she attended the national board meeting and conference at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC.
Professor Okouchi-Guy was invited to speak this summer on the Career Fest Visual & Performing Arts Panel held at the University of California, Irvine. The panel included professional artists and educators from all over Southern California. The panel spoke to an audience of both current and future undergraduate and graduate students from local schools on the importance of education for future professional artists. She was also hired to judge the USA National All Stars Dance Competition and USA National High School Spirit Competition at the Anaheim Convention Center.