Dance Ensemble features student choreography

Members of the YSU Dance Ensemble practicing a routine on stage

Original works by 10 student choreographers will be performed as part of the Youngstown State University Dance Ensemble concert 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday Feb. 27, 28 and 29 in Ford Theater, Bliss Hall on the YSU campus.

The 29th annual dance concert also includes original work by three faculty choreographers, and in total more 20 student dancers.

Tickets are $16. Special rate tickets are $8 for non-YSU students, YSU faculty and staff with valid ID, senior citizens, Penguin Club members and groups of eight or more. YSU student tickets are free with valid ID. All tickets are general admission and available at 330-941-3105, or at the door.

The performance is under the artistic direction of Theatre and Dance faculty member Amy A. Wright. Guest choreographer is Stephanie Frey Anderson, a professional dance artist in the Pittsburgh area and a resident artist at the Lincoln Park Performing Arts Center. Anderson holds a master’s of Fine Arts in Choreography and Performance from Smith College, and a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science from Slippery Rock University. She has taught various dance technique and theory classes at Smith, YSU and Lincoln Park Performing Arts Charter School.

Student choreographers include Kait Carson, Andi Day, Hannah Hall, Erica Hays, Cassie Jenkins, Katie Kurdziel, Rachel Schmidt, Kenzie Sella, Dagmar Stahl, and Alyssa Stiner. Dancers include Anna Anders, Elizabeth Angeletti, Rosie Bresson, Halla Henry, AnnMarie Lowerre, Destiny Magee, Emily Marks, Mia Matthews, Emily McConnell, Macy Metzger, Sydney Moore, Ben Mowrer, Seth Nycum, Taryn Patterson, Kayla Peterson, Gillian Pirone, Jordan Record, Heather Ristau, Abigail Seidel and Abigail Whaley.

Parking available in the M30 Wick Avenue deck for a nominal fee. More information at 330-941-2307.