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Seton Hill University Presents Dance Spectrum April 1 to 3

Seton Hill University’s Theatre and Dance Program will present “Dance Spectrum” April 1 to 3, 2016 at the Seton Hill University Performing Arts Center, William Granger Ryan Theatre. Join the cast and crew for a reception after the opening night performance on April 1. Tickets are $16, with student and group rates available.  Call the Seton Hill Performing Arts Center Box Office for tickets at 724-552-2929 or purchase tickets online at www.setonhill.edu/tickets.

Performances: Friday, April 1, 8 p.m.; Saturday, April 2, 8 p.m.; Sunday, April 3, 2 p.m.

“Dance Spectrum” presents a variety of choreographic styles, from ballet to jazz, modern to tap with some surprises thrown in the mix. The various pieces represent the spectrum of dance and feature solo, duet and ensemble numbers.

The Seton Hill student company of “Dance Spectrum” includes dancers Marrina Brown of Pittsburgh, Pa.; Carla Buzzatto of McMurray, Pa.; Sarah Chelli of Lawrence, Pa.; Jamie Corbett of Pittsburgh, Pa.; Alexis Ferraccio of Apollo, Pa.; Rachel Friend of Franklin, Tenn.; Kelsey Greco of Beaver, Falls, Pa.; Zuri Hodge of Verona, Pa.; Taylor Horton of Everett, Pa; Jessica Joos of Pittsburgh, Pa.; Adriana LaMantia of Blairsville, Pa.; Lindsey Lawrence of Carnegie, Pa.; Heather Long of Jeannette, Pa.; Julie Longwell of Moon Township, Pa.; Alexis Martin of Granville Summit, Pa.; Michele Mellick of Pittsburgh, Pa.; Greg Messmer of Jefferson Hills, Pa.; Sydney Molter of Jeannette, Pa.; Kathleen Montefiori of North East, Pa.; Emily Montefour of Mechanicsburg, Pa.; Paige Overly of North Huntingdon, Pa.; Marcus Parfitt of Jeannette, Pa.; Chelsea Pawlak of Belle Vernon, Pa.; Megan Vichich of Cranberry Township, Pa.; and Selena Vinciguerra of East Pittsburgh, Pa.; and vocalists Olivia Mills of Waterfall, Pa., and Emmanuel Joshua of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

The Seton Hill student production and technical staff includes Luc Bouille of Greensburg, Pa., sound board operator; Katie Breckenridge of White Oak, Pa., assistant stage manager; Marrina Brown of Pittsburgh, Pa., costume shop crew; Nicole Castelli of Canonsburg, Pa., show electrician; Emily Dillinger of Fairchance, Pa., costume shop crew; Elena Falgione of Glenshaw, Pa., wardrobe manager and costume shop crew; Emmi Fisher of Greensburg, Pa., scene shop staff; Ashley Filapose of Greensburg, Pa., scene shop staff; Hallie Gilbert of West Newton, Pa., scene shop staff; Lauren Grasser of Johnstown, Pa., show electrician; Kelsey Greco of Beaver Falls, Pa.; hair and make up manager; Jena Grgurich of Pittsburgh, Pa., costume designer, dresser, and costume shop crew; Kaylee Hansberry of New Kensington, Pa., stage manager; Zuri Hodge of Verona, Pa. as costume shop crew; Hannah Kirschner of North East, Pa., costume shop crew; Jessica Lami of Farmington, Ct., scene shop staff; Adriana LaMantia of Blairsville, Pa., costume shop crew; Barbara Lawson of Manassas, Va., assistant stage manager; Morgan Lightner of Pittsburgh, Pa., costume shop crew; Nicole Makos of Coplay, Pa., stage electrician; Colleen Malley of Trafford, Pa., show electrician; Jayme Martin of McAlisterville, Pa., scene shop staff; Ike Mason of Mt. Pleasant, Pa., scene shop staff; Tasha Matthews of Springdale, Pa., show electrician; Greg Messmer of Jefferson Hills. Pa., lighting design; Elaine Montgomery of Trafford, Pa., scene shop staff; LeeAnn Moore of Perkiomenville, Pa., scene shop staff; Abigail Noel of Greensburg, Pa., scene shop staff; Amber Palfy of McKees Rocks, Pa., costume shop crew; Amber Palmer-Riggin of Uniontown, Pa., costume shop crew; Ricki Palmisano of Aurora, Colo., costume shop crew; NaTania Parker of Buffalo, N.Y., hair and make up stylist; Jamie Pasquinelli of Jefferson Hills, Pa., costume shop crew; Taylor Puc of North Huntingdon, Pa., dresser; Mary Prasada-Rao of Barnsville, Md., stage electrician; Kelsey Riker of Douglassville, Pa., house manager; Adam Sarp of Latrobe, Pa., light board operator and stage electrician; James Scharer of Greensburg, Pa., show electrician; Rebecca Schirf of Blandburg, Pa., stage electrician; Maura Simonetti of Milroy, Pa., costume shop crew; Lyn Starr of Pittsburgh, Pa., stage electrician; Justin Taylor of Bronx, N.Y., scene shop staff; Noah Telford of Greensburg, Pa., scene shop staff; and Bobby Tramontina of South Park, Pa., stage electrician, show electrician and scene shop staff.

“Dance Spectrum” is choreographed by TaMara Swank, assistant professor of dance; Stefan Zubal, assistant professor of dance; and guest choreographers Nichole Waugaman-Slavin and Gerard Holt.

The Seton Hill University technical staff for the production includes Patricia Barker, costumer; Ken Clothier, assistant professor of theatre, lighting and sound coordinator; Laurie Fox, associate professor of music, vocal director; Vincent Lobello, technical director; and Susan O’Neill, costume director.

Seton Hill University’s Performing Arts Center is 73,000 square feet of everything a performing arts major needs to move from student to professional. The Center houses two dedicated, flexible performance spaces, the Carol Ann Reichgut Concert Hall and the William Granger Ryan Theatre. The Center also includes a performance studio, new classrooms, rehearsal rooms and technical areas that include the best equipment for learning and performing, from Steinway pianos to the latest in lighting, sound, video and acoustics.  The Center is located in downtown Greensburg, putting it squarely in the middle of the city’s cultural district yet still only minutes from Seton Hill’s main hilltop campus.

The Seton Hill University Theatre and Dance Program has a long history of educating performing arts majors for professional careers while playing a vital role in the educational life of the campus.  Seton Hill’s Theatre and Dance Program offers four full-length productions (as well as a number of shorter works) and one dance production each year that generate audiences of over 3,500 and speak to topics addressed in courses across Seton Hill’s curriculum.  For more information on the Theatre and Dance Program at Seton Hill, please visit www.setonhill.edu or call 724-552-2934.

If you are a member of the media and would like more information, contact Director of Media Relations Jennifer Reeger at jreeger@setonhill.edu, (724) 830-1069 (office) or (724) 433-9613 (cell). If you are not a member of the media, contact us here.