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Alumni Testimonials

Emily Boyd Johnson, MFA ‘02:

“I relive my glory days at CWRU every time I see current posts. I miss it all terribly and am forever grateful for the experience I had!!!”

Jenn Birou Lakamp, MFA ‘10:
“I love implementing ideas and techniques I learned from Case into my teaching. Miss y’all every day.”

Karen Berkoff Ferguson, MFA’92
“Just wanted you to know you made my day last year when I visited.  It was a blast to be so warmly received back at one of my all-time favorite places from my past, Mather Dance Center.”

Amy Christianson, BA, ’14, Dance Minor:
“ I will always remember my time in the dance department as being one of the best parts of my time at Case Western Reserve.”

Charlotte Ghigliazza, Dance Minor, ‘11:
“In thinking of my dance teachers at CWRU and how fortunate I am to have studied under you and to have had your encouraging and positive presence in my life.  Even with all the responsibilities you have, you always find time to mentor or give wise counsel. The technical knowledge and wisdom you imparted to me are thoughts I will carry with me always, and I am honored to be able to share them with others.”

Karen Potter, MFA ’89:
“When I completed my MFA at CWRU in ’89, I never dreamed I’d return to become the Chair of the Department of Dance. I have fond memories of dancing with colleagues in works such as Kelly Holt’s Orison of the Luminous She and Kathy Karipides Pace Pulsion, and I especially remember taking dance history with the legendary Henry Kurth. I’m proud to now be at the helm where we have so many international students and our undergraduate program is burgeoning!

Gail Heilbron Steinitz, MFA ‘75:
“Case was a wonderful place for me in so many ways.”

Nora Scullin, BA’ 12, Dance Minor:
“I’ve been loving all the new things I see happening in the dance dept. Keep on being awesome!!”

Keely Saslow, BA ’13, Dance Major
“I can’t express how much I miss the people in the department and dancing with you all but seeing the fall concert and how well everyone danced was truly something special and made me proud to be an alumni.”

Patrick Vaughn, BA ’13, Dance Minor:
“Reflecting on my time at CWRU, I cannot imagine where I would be and what I would be like if I had not found dance.  Dance and my work at Mather Dance Center helped shape me into the person that I am. The teachers always believed in me and had faith in me.”

Ben Vecchio, BA ’13:
“The dance department at CWRU really is incredible. I had such a wonderful experience with everyone and I’m glad to have been involved with the department even for just one year. It was great to dance with everyone!”

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