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CoPA Student and Alumni Share Career Path Stories

August 25, 2020 by | Alumni

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.

Alumna Peforms in San Diego Trolley Dances

October 15, 2012 by | CoPA News

  Department of Dance alumna Monica Mordaunt (’12) was part of San Diego Dance Theatre’s annual Trolley Dances, which are site-specific performances where the audience travels on a trolley to the different performance sites.   Read all about this unique event, now in its 14th year, in the U-T San Diego at  http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2012/sep/29/guest-choreographers-help-make-trolley-dances-a/ .

Backhausdance Win Outstanding Arts Organization Award

September 17, 2012 by | CoPA News

  Backhausdance, the acclaimed Orange-County based modern dance company led by instructor of dance and alumna Jennifer Backhaus (’94), will receive the Arts OC “Outstanding Arts Organization” award at their annual arts awards on September 18. At the forefront of Southern California contemporary dance, this company is now in its 10th year and

SNAAP Survey Coming to Arts Alumni

September 12, 2012 by | CoPA News

The Chapman University College of Performing Arts is working in collaboration with the Strategic National Arts Alumni Project (SNAAP) to administer a one-of-a-kind survey that explores the lives of arts alumni nationwide. This fall, all performing arts graduates of Chapman University will receive an email invitation to participate in the SNAAP online survey. By verifying

Chapman Tap Ensemble at the LA Tap Fest

August 17, 2012 by | CoPA News

The Chapman University Tap Ensemble (CUTE) and adjunct instructor of dance Brandee Lara took part in the week-long 10th Annual LA Tap Fest, held at the Debbie Allen Dance Academy in Los Angeles August 6-11. CUTE was invited to perform in the 10th Anniversary All-Star LA Tap Fest Concert, starring Jason Samuels Smith, Chloe

Dance Alumna Wins “Dance Under the Stars” Grand Prize

March 14, 2012 by | Alumni

Dance alumna Elke Calvert (’11) won the Division II Grand Prize Award at the Dance Under the Stars Choreography Festival with her original choreography, “Framed”, working with pre-professional dancers, at the McCallum Theatre in Palm Desert. The Dance Under the Stars Choreography Festival is dedicated to the advancement of dance as an art form,

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