Contact: Allison Goodin, College Relations Associate - Media, 610-740-3790


Allentown, PA (February 26, 2008) - The Cedar Crest College Dance Company will showcase the original choreography of eight student dancers in its annual "Student Dance Works" held on March 28 and 29, 2008 at 8:00 p.m. in the Samuels Theatre, Tompkins College Center.

The students developed their pieces during a Fall and Spring Student Dance Works class taught by the concert's director, Michelle Munno Jacobs, assistant professor of dance at Cedar Crest. 

The student choreographers are: Melissa Keiser '10 of Emmaus, PA; Alysse Falbo '08 of Roslyn, PA; Mariah McMullen '10 of Franklin, PA; Michelle Tetreault '09 of Southampton, NJ; Melissa Turek '09 of West Milford, NJ; Brittany Ankiewicz '09 of Belchertown, MA; Carrie Moore '10 of Reading, PA; and Desireé Cosgrove '10 of Glen Mills, PA.

As a result of this class, Alysse Falbo's choreography was chosen to represent Cedar Crest College at the American Dance Festival at SUNY Brockport in March 2008.  As a participant, Alysse's piece will be considered for a gala performance in which only a select few are chosen from participating colleges.

The lighting for the production was designed by students Valerie Baloga '08, of Swoyersville, PA, and Alexandra Edginton-Giordano '10, of Montrose, PA, under the advisement of Roxanne Amico, professor of performing arts at the College.

The concert runs Friday, March 28 and Saturday, March 29, 2008 @ 8:00 p.m.  Admission to "Student Dance Works" is $15/adults, $10/seniors, $5/students and children.  For more information or tickets, please contact the Box Office at 610-606-4608 or visit www.cedarcrest.edu/stage.


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