Rising seniors will describe their independent choreographic projects and hold workshops to introduce prospective cast members to their choreographic processes. All interested students should come prepared to move, meet other dancers, and have fun!


September 3 — Workshops with rising seniors Clara Toujas and Faith Wangermann

September 5 — Workshops with rising seniors Tierra Lewis, Sophie Main and Kate Stewart

Join a Workshop

Both workshops are free and open to all interested Princeton students. No registration required.


Get directions to Hearst Dance Theater, located on the Forum level of the Lewis Arts complex.


symbol for wheelchair accessibilityThe Hearst Dance Theater is an accessible venue. Visit our Venues and Studios section for accessibility information at our various locations. Guests in need of access accommodations are invited to contact the Lewis Center at 609-258-5262 or email at least one week in advance of the event date.


About the Senior Choreographic Projects

Clara Toujas, wearing a dark red dress, leaps in the air with arms extended at her sides. Clara Toujas

This piece will explore the anxieties, complexities, and beauties of multiculturality in a contemporary ballet movement style. With the hopes of utilizing large, hanging drapes and original music, this piece will experience many forms of collaboration to create an exciting, novel stage space. To learn more, please contact Clara by email at


Faith, wearing a dark green jumpsuit, holds her arms in front of her in a circular form.Faith Wangermann

This project will explore the ways in which dance can tell stories, following a lineage of choreographic tradition established by musical theater pieces. Using live music, this piece will feature the dancers as their own individual characters telling a story through movement, focusing on the joy and catharsis in the marriage of dance and music. To learn more, please contact Faith by email at


Tierra wears a colorful embellished costume and long dark braids, holding her left arm back behind her.Tierra Lewis

This piece will explore the culture and community of Black dance spaces by drawing from Afro-diasporic dance styles, including hip-hop, breaking, house, and waacking. To learn more, please contact Tierra by email at


Sophie, in a long sleeve red costume, closes her eyes and shrugs her shoulders.Sophie Main

A new choreographic work that understands the feminine body as a fraught, pliable, and theatrical object. Building on lineages of Butoh and postmodern movement, the piece imagines the performer/viewer dynamic in an ever-changing duet. Dancers activate and reimagine this relationship with each other, the audience, and a large metal sculpture designed in collaboration with the LCA. To learn more, please contact Sophie by email at


Kate stands in spotlight holding her left arm up in the air and doing a high kick with her right leg near her face.Kate Stewart

This piece will investigate why we do what we love, exploring the relationship between joy and performed joy through explicitly different choreographic styles such as heels, jazz funk, modern, and balletic contemporary. To learn more, please contact Kate by email at


Presented By

  • Program in Dance