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Source: Neil Dunn, 785-532-6870,
Note to editor: Hannah Coash is a graduate of Concordia High School; Amy Burns is a graduate of Kansas City Christian School, Prairie Village; Natalie Tarbutton is a graduate of Olathe East High School; and Savannah McGillis is a graduate of Riley County High School.
News release prepared by: Rosie Hoefling, 785-532-6415,

Friday, March 19, 2010


MANHATTAN -- The Kansas State University dance program will present "SpringDance 2010" at 7:30 p.m. March 26-27 in McCain Auditorium.

As part of "SpringDance 2010," K-State students will present adjudicated choreography in "Ancient Sorrows" and a new ballet with musical accompaniment by the K-State Orchestra, under the direction of David Littrell, university distinguished professor of music, and composed by Laurel Littrell, associate professor at Hale Library.

The performance also will feature work by guest artist Clifton Keefer Brown, a professional ballet choreographer.

Tickets are $13 for the general public and $8 for students. They can be purchased at the McCain Auditorium box office from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays or by calling McCain at 785-532-6428 during box office hours. Tickets also may be purchased at the Little Theater box office in the K-State Student Union from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekdays.

K-State dance program choreographers for "SpringDance 2010" include Neil Dunn, instructor; David Ollington, associate professor; Julie Pentz, assistant professor; and Joyce Yagerline, associate professor.

More information is available by contacting Dunn at 785-532-6870.

K-State students performing in "SpringDance 2010" include:

Autumn Scoggan, senior in theater, Beloit; Jesselyn Heide, sophomore in kinesiology, and Sara Morgan, junior in theater and art, both from Buhler; Anneliese Byram, graduate student in interior architecture and product design, and Mary Byram, junior in life sciences, both from Council Grove.

From Greater Kansas City: Michelle Thomas, junior in theater, Gardner; Ching Her, sophomore in arts and sciences-option options, Kansas City, Kan.; Lauren Henton, senior in chemistry, Kansas City, Mo.; Melinda Von Elling, senior in mass communications, Lenexa; Amy Burns, freshman in pre-professional elementary education, Olathe; Natalie Tarbutton, senior in life sciences, Overland Park; and Nora Shook, senior in nutrition and kinesiology, Shawnee.

Morgan Armbruster, sophomore in microbiology, and Rachel Witham, graduate student in counseling and student development, both from Hutchinson; Hope Dawson, freshman in pre-psychology, Junction City; Eryka Stabel, junior in theater, Lakin.

From Manhattan: Hanna Coash, junior in pre-psychology; Erica Enlow, sophomore in business administration; Lindsey Liotta, senior in finance; Savannah McGillis, freshman in theater; and Samantha Schultz, senior in theater.

Whitney Wear, senior in kinesiology, Marion; Melissa Porter, senior in communication sciences and disorders, McLouth; Anna Ukele, senior in anthropology, Sabetha; and Megan Robl, junior in pre-professional secondary education, Salina.

From out of state: Meg Wilson, graduate student in interior architecture and product design, Swansea, Ill.; Cali Dunham, graduate student in kinesiology, Newton, Iowa; Heather Haberberger, junior in applied music, Fenton, Mo.; Amanda Meinhardt, sophomore in theater, Springfield, Mo.; Tyrone Williams, sophomore in theater, Columbia, S.C.; Tyler Nenaber, freshman in nutrition and kinesiology, Huron, S.D.; Lanique Jackson, freshman in business administration, Fort Worth, Texas; and Sara Ege, senior in interior architecture and product design, Kingwood, Texas.