Chapman University Department of Dance kicks off the spring 2023 semester with Works in Progress (WIP), a studio performance showcasing the choreography of B.A. sophomore students. Each piece explores different movements through space, styles, stories and energy. We reached out to sophomore student Bella Murrieta who is double majoring in Dance and Public Relations, Advertising
Dean Giulio Ongaro of the College of Performing Arts has announced the addition of several new faculty this semester. “We are very excited to introduce an exceptional group of new faculty of distinction,” he said. “Headed by the internationally renowned choreographer Dwight Rhoden, who joins us just as we are opening the new spectacular Sandi
An audible gasp rose from the audience and dancers on stage Saturday night when Dean Giulio Ongaro made a special announcement at the conclusion of the Fall Dance Concert on December 4, 2021, in Musco Center for the Arts. The surprise news, that renowned choreographer and dancer Dwight Rhoden would join the Department of Dance
This semester, College of Performing Arts (CoPA) students enjoyed the opportunity to work with three esteemed industry professionals as part of our newly launched CoPA Conscious Speaker Series, which aims to celebrate the talent of BIPOC artists allow allow the Chapman community to hear and learn from diverse perspectives. The series was spearheaded by Dr.
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.
Azuki Umeda (BFA Dance Performance, BA Integrated Educational Studies ’20) shares highlights of her time at Chapman, as well as some advice for dance students: “I was able to showcase my [choreography] pieces to several festivals this year. I was extremely honored to show my pieces at Capezio ACE Awards and McCallum Choreography Festival, two festivals [where]
Chapman University College of Performing Arts announced its scholar awards for the 2019/2020 academic year via virtual awards galas in each department. Please join us in congratulating the awards recipients. Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music The recipient of the Conservatory of Music Award, given in recognition of outstanding achievements in the areas of performance, academics, and
Dance Masters at Chapman returns for a four-day extravaganza filled with lectures, guest artist master classes, and performance. This year the program will focus not only on dance but music and architecture, and how they work together on stage. “[Dance Masers] is an energy of collaboration,” says Julianne O’Brien, department chair for dance. “The purpose
Brandon Maxwell is a CoPA junior pursuing BFA Dance Performance and B.A. PR & Advertising degrees. Read more about his invaluable summer 2019 intern experience with Impact24 PR: This past summer, I interned with a company called Impact24 Public Relations and it was one of the best summers of my life! Impact24 PR is
Chapman dance alumnus Ben Bigler (’16) has joined Cher’s “Here We Go Again” world tour as a dancer.