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All about dance: WinterDance 2013 Dec. 5-7 at Mark A. Chapman Theatre

Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013



MANHATTAN -- Kansas State University's WinterDance 2013 will feature ballet, modern, jazz, tap, a new West African social dance and more.

Performances will be 7:30 p.m. Dec. 5-6 and at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 7 in the Mark A. Chapman Theatre at Nichols Hall. Tickets are $8-$14, plus taxes and fees, and are available at the McCain Auditorium box office, online at http://www.k-state.edu/mccain or by calling 785-532-6428.

WinterDance 2013 will feature choreography by university dance faculty members Laura Donnelly, David Ollington, Julie L. Pentz and Andrea Skowronek as performed by students. The West African social dance will feature live music performed by student and faculty members of the Kansas State University Percussion Studio.

For more information, contact Neil Dunn at neildunn@k-state.edu.

WinterDance 2013 student performers and crew members include:

Kristin Chase, sophomore in theatre, Chanute, dancer; Ryan Moos, freshman in music education, Clay Center, dancer; Jordan Roberts, junior in arts and sciences-open option, Coffeyville, dancer and rehearsal assistant; Emily Warriner, junior in agribusiness, Effingham, dancer; Keith Mains, junior in sociology, Ellsworth, dancer; Morgan Nail, freshman in communication studies, Emporia, dancer; Jasmine Jordan, freshman in agricultural communications and journalism, Fort Riley, dancer.

From Greater Kansas City: Christopher Jungk, junior in environmental design, Leawood, dancer; Caitlyn Vohs, senior in civil engineering, Lenexa, dancer; Mica Bengtson, senior in theatre, and Brianna Evans, freshman in business administration, both dancers and both from Olathe; Sarah Cauffield, freshman in arts and science-open option, and Paige Heinze, junior in theatre, both dancers and both from Overland Park; and Cassidy Murphy, senior in mathematics education, and Jamie Teixeira, junior in English, both dancers and both from Shawnee.

Hope Goertzen, senior in theatre, and Aubrey Nickell, senior in communication sciences and disorders, both dancers and both from Hesston; Drew Reisner, junior in theatre, Hoisington, lighting design; Grace Pierson, sophomore in humanities, Junction City, dancer; Jackie Soelter, sophomore in chemical engineering, Lawrence, dancer; Raaven Crockett, senior in theatre, Leavenworth, dancer; Kimmi Stephens, sophomore in family studies and human services, Louisburg, dancer.

From Manhattan: Sara Morgan, senior in arts and sciences, dancer; Bethany Parker, senior in theatre, dancer; and Randell Rhoten, junior in theatre, dancer.

Alana Pfeifer, senior in theatre, Marysville, dancer; Kristyn Norris, freshman in applied music, Riley, dancer and musician; Lindsay McNary, sophomore in mass communications, Sabetha, dancer; Tori Happel, sophomore in kinesiology, Salina, dancer.

From Spring Hill: Emily Longhofer, junior in fine arts, dance understudy and rehearsal assistant; Emily Barnhill, junior in theatre, dancer; and Michaela Gustafson, freshman in animal sciences and industry, dancer.

From Topeka: Michelle Harper, freshman in kinesiology, dancer; Sydney Ho, sophomore in pre-professional secondary education, dancer; and Morgan Velez, senior in interior design, dancer.

Hanna Conroy-Philbrook, freshman in applied music, Wamego, dancer.

From out of state:

Korynne Rollins, sophomore in kinesiology, Surprise, Ariz., dancer; Caroline Allison, freshman in microbiology, Benton, Ark., dancer; Michelle Page, junior in geology, Downey, Calif., dancer; Mark Hay, sophomore in theatre, Thousand Oaks, Calif., dancer; Abigail Owen, junior in nutrition and kinesiology, Durango, Colo., dancer; Joe Kulick, junior in music education, Oswego, Ill., musician; Taylor Mann, sophomore in biology, Joplin, Mo., dancer; Alexis Nelson, freshman in pre-professional elementary education, Peculiar, Mo., dancer; and Tyler Nenaber, senior in nutrition and health, Huron, S.D., dancer.

From out of country: Xiaofei Song, master's student in mass communications, China, dancer.


Neil Dunn

News tip

Chanute, Clay Center, Coffeyville, Effingham, Ellsworth, Emporia, Fort Riley, Hesston, Hoisington, Junction City, Lawrence, Leavenworth, Leawood, Lenexa, Louisburg, Manhattan, Marysville, Olathe, Overland Park, Riley, Salina, Sabetha, Shawnee, Spring Hill, Topeka and Wamego, Kan.; Surprise, Ariz.; Benton, Ark.; Downey and Thousand Oaks, Calif.; Durango, Colo.; Oswego, Ill.; Joplin, Nixa and Peculiar, Mo.; and Huron, S.D.

Written by

Darrah Tinkler

At a glance

Kansas State University's WinterDance 2013 will be 7:30 p.m. Dec. 5-6 and 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 7 at the Mark A. Chapman Theatre in Nichols Hall. WinterDance 2013 will feature choreography by K-State dance faculty members as danced by K-State students. Tickets are available at http://www.k-state.edu/mccain or by calling 785-532-6428.