From Broadway to Greensburg: Seton Hill University Welcomes Professional Dancer Rachelle Rak
The Seton Hill University Theatre and Dance Program welcomes professional dancer Rachelle Rak to the Performing Arts Center. Rak will teach master dance classes in musical theatre on Monday, November 22, from 5-6 p.m. and from 6:15-7:15 p.m. The classes are open to the public and 25 spaces are available per session. The classes are designed for individuals ages nine and up and have intermediate and advanced levels. The cost is $10 per student. To register, e-mail Michelle Walters, director of the Community Arts Program, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A native of Pittsburgh, Rak was trained by her mother, Rosalene, at the Rosalene Kenneth Dance School in Bridgeville, Pa. Rak’s Broadway credits include "Fosse," "Oklahoma!," "Thou Shalt Not," "The Look of Love," "Cats" and "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels." She will open in her seventh Broadway show, "Catch Me if You Can," in April 2011. Rak participated in the national tours of "Smokey Joe's Cafe," "Starlight Express" and "Sunset Boulevard." She has appeared on "Rosie O'Donnell Show," "Live with Regis and Kathie Lee," “Late Show with David Letterman” and “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.” In addition to working as a performer, Rak teaches all over the world.
Venue Information: This event will be held in Seton Hill’s Performing Arts Center, 100 Harrison Avenue, Greensburg, Pa. The Performing Arts Center is a fully accessible and climate-controlled facility. Parking is available in four nearby Greensburg parking areas: the Bell Parking Garage on North Otterman Street (across the street from the Performing Arts Center), the Hellman-Ghrist lot on North Main Street, the Albert Grillo lot on Seton Hill Drive, and the Wib Albright lot off West Otterman Street.
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 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 click here or call 724-552-2934.