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Shannon Sterne to Perform with the Cleveland Dance Exchange

Date posted: March 31st, 2015

Department of Dance Assistant Professor Shannon Sterne will perform with the Cleveland Dance Exchange (CDX), a cooperative she co-founded in 2013 with other local dancers in Cleveland Public Theatre’s DanceWorks Series April 9-11, 2015. A single evening-length work in ten sections, “Top 10,” was conceived, scripted, produced, and managed by Sterne who also choreographed one of the dance sections. The production is an ambitious undertaking bringing together ten choreographers and 16 dancers in a radio show-style countdown of Billboard Hot 100 hits. […Read more]

Hannah Barna, MFA Candidate

Date posted: March 24th, 2015

Third-year graduate student and MFA candidate Hannah Barna, has been invited to present her research at the International Symposium on Performance Science (ISPS) in Kyoto, Japan. The conference, which is held once every two years, will be in September 2015. Barna’s dance wellness research, entitled “Development of a model and prototype of an educational screening training program” was conducted during her graduate studies, and previously presented at the International Association for Dance Medicine and Science (IADMS) Conferences in Seattle, […Read more]

Karlie Budge

Date posted: March 16th, 2015

Junior Dance and Physics major and Scholarship recipient, Karlie Budge, was a guest artist, performing her solo “Pull” as an alumna for the annual spring concert of The Tennessee Children’s Dance Ensemble (TCDE), a modern dance company for girls from age 8-18 founded in 1981.   Karlie performed with TCDE for nine years touring to Sri Lanka and Jordan and throughout the US before coming to CWRU to major in dance. […Read more]

Special Improvisation Class

Date posted: March 16th, 2015

A special Improvisation Class, sponsored by Impulse (the USG dance improvisation club) was held at Mather Dance Center on Monday, March 16 and was taught by CWRU alumna Sarah Morrison BA ’96.  Ms Morrison who runs her own company here in Cleveland, Morrison Dance, was a recipient of a Creative Arts Achievement Award and the Lily Dreyfuss Award for Excellence in Dance. […Read more]

Jared Bendis

Date posted: March 14th, 2015

Jared Bendis was the Panel Moderator for Step Out, Cleveland:  Shake off the Rust! Community DiscussionGlobal Center for Health Innovation, Cleveland, Ohio (11/2014).  The Plain Dealer wrote an article about that and his participation in the Dance Program in November:
At Research Showcase in April, Jared will present a poster/demonstration entitled, “Chroma” – Performance Media & Modern Dance:  Dancing with Light and Color. […Read more]


Reserve Tickets for Illuminated

The department of dance presents: Illuminated featuring choreography and performances by MFA candidates Hannah Barna and Amanda Clark. Tickets may be purchased (cash or check only) at the door prior to each performance: $7 for students with ID, $10 for adults 60+ and university personnel, and $15 for general admission. Reservations are recommended, and may be made by calling (216) 368-5246, or online at

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