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College of Performing Arts appoints new Department of Dance chair Julianne O'Brien Pedersen starts new role fall semester 2016

April 26, 2016 by | CoPA News

Chapman University’s College of Performing Arts announced the appointment of Julianne O’Brien Pedersen as the new chairperson for the Department of Dance, effective with the 2016-17 academic year. She replaces Professor Nancy Dickson-Lewis who recently announced her retirement from the University. O’Brien Pedersen holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Dance from Connecticut College,

Department of Dance chair Nancy Dickson-Lewis announces retirement

April 11, 2016 by | CoPA News

Beloved Chapman University Department of Dance Chair and Professor, Nancy Dickson-Lewis has announced she will retire at the end of the spring 2016 semester, bringing to a close a rich career spanning more than three decades of dance, choreography, and teaching and influencing the lives and craft of thousands of dancers. Professor Dickson-Lewis began teaching at

Dance ensemble invited to perform at iconic Joyce Theater

February 11, 2015 by | CoPA News

Two Chapman dance faculty members will travel with a select student ensemble to perform at an iconic dance venue this weekend in New York City. Dean Dale A. Merrill was invited to bring a student ensemble to perform in the New York City Dance Alliance Foundation’s (NYCDAF) annual dance concert benefit ” Destiny

Dance Tour Ensemble Attend Criss Angel Dress Rehearsal

February 7, 2014 by | CoPA News

Alicia Guy, associate professor of dance, Don Guy, assistant professor of entertainment technology, Chancellor Daniele Struppa and Dr. Lisa Sparks, director of the health and strategic communication program, along with their daughters, and our dance touring ensemble were invited by Criss Angel to attend a closed dress rehearsal of his new show Magic Jam soon to

More Faculty News

September 3, 2013 by | CoPA News

Robin Kish, assistant professor of dance, was invited as a guest faculty member for the International Association of Dance Medicine and Science course titled Healthy Dance Practice and Performance, and guest speaker at the preconference education workshop at the annual conference of the Performing Arts Medicine Association in Snowmass, CO, where she also presented original

College of Performing Arts Faculty Work in Europe This Summer

August 27, 2013 by | CoPA News

Many of our faculty members traveled across the Atlantic this summer to teach and perform.  Highlights include: Robert Becker, assistant professor of music, was invited to Cremona, Italy as a guest concerto soloist, chamber music artist, and string adjudicator for the International Music Competition and Festival. Assistant professor of theatre Donald Guy and associate professor of

CoPA Dean Judges the Palm Desert Choreography Festival

November 14, 2012 by | CoPA News

Dale Merrill, Dean of the College of Performing Arts, served on a panel of judges for the 15 th Annual Choreography Festival in Palm Desert, CA.  The panel included legendary dancers Donald McKayle, Jodie Gates and Larry Billman and pioneering talent agent Julie McDonald.  The festival highlights new and exciting choreography, offers cash

Dance Professor Judges Professional NBA Dance Team Auditions

November 5, 2012 by | CoPA News

Alicia Guy, associate professor of dance, was selected to judge the Los Angeles Clippers Spirit professional NBA dance team auditions. The highly selective panel of judges included Diane Bonds, choreographer for the LA Laker Girls; John Peters, choreographer for numerous NBA and NFL professional dance teams; LA radio host Brian Sieman; and the LA Clippers

Busy Interterm 2013 for College of Performing Arts Students

October 29, 2012 by | CoPA News

  Students of the College of Performing Arts will be traveling the country as well as honing their skills on the Chapman campus in January 2013.  The New York Theatre Tour will allow theatre students to analyze the interconnectedness of local and global influences within the New York theatre community, as

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