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Warrensburg, MO 64093
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Department of Theatre Presents First Dance Concert

Contact Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG, MO (March 22, 2010) –UCM’s Department of Theatre presents its premiere dance concert, Soles in Motion, at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 27 in the Highlander Theatre.

New faculty choreographer Ashley Miller is the artistic director. Soles in Motion showcases the work of faculty, students and guest choreographers in 13 dazzling pieces, including “All That Jazz” from Chicago, “You Can’t Stop the Beat” from Hairspray, and Michael Jackson’s “Smooth Criminal.”

Miller received a Master of Fine Arts degree in dance from the University of New Mexico. She has studied a variety of dance genres, including tap, ballet, jazz, pointe, modern, African, and ballroom dance. Since joining the Department of Theatre faculty in fall 2009, she has provided choreography for Morgan and the Falcon Prince, Into the Woods, and Little Women.  She also choreographed a piece in A Christmas Spectacular! for Center Stage Academy of the Performing Arts that was presented as part of the Performing Arts Series performance UCM.   For Soles in Motion, Miller choreographed seven pieces and is set to perform in three pieces, including a solo piece entitled “The Last Goodbye.”

Four student-choreographed pieces from choreographers Annie Beile, Andrew Brown, Dawn Maltsbarger, Callie Ott, Kinsey Parker, and Diallo Simms range in dance styles from ballet and modern dance to jazz and hip-hop. Guest artist Megan Helmers will appear through funding provided by the Center for Teaching and Learning. She choreographed two of the pieces for the concert and offered workshops on hip hop and musical theatre dance.

Admission is $5 per person. Tickets for this one-night only event will be available to season subscribers starting Monday, March 22 and to the general public starting Wednesday, March 24. Children under the age of five will not be admitted. Patrons are encouraged to order tickets early.

For more information, contact the UCM Department of Theatre at 660-543-4020.