Original Work by Dance Education Alumna Chosen For Kennedy Center Performance

In the Elevator with Philip Glass, a work by recent dance education program alumna and choreographer Adelheid B. Strelick (MA ’10), has been chosen for the upcoming National College Dance Festival at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC. The performance featuresSteinhardt dance education students, Jee Yun Hong, Kimberly Gerson, and Rebecca Oviatt.

The Dance Festival takes place May 27-29, 2010 and is sponsored by the American College Dance Festival Association. It will feature performances of 30 dances chosen from 450 entries representing undergraduate and graduate dance programs from across the country.

“This honor validates our longstanding claim that in order to be a good teacher, you need to be a good artist,” said Susan Koff, director of Steinhardt’s dance education program in its Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions. “Those who enter our program bring a wealth of artistry with them.”

The American College Dance Festival Association supports the role of dance in higher education through the sponsorship of college/university regional conferences and national dance festivals. The National College Dance Festival showcases dances selected by the association’s adjudicators from each of the regional conferences based on outstanding artistic excellence and merit.