Program Information for 2021 Princeton Dance Festival

November 19, 20 + 21, 2021 at Berlind Theatre

The 2021 Princeton Dance Festival features new and repertory works by choreographers Rebecca Lazier, Kyle Marshall, Justin Peck (staged by Michael Breeden), Larissa Velez-Jackson, Omari Wiles, Jawole Willa Jo Zollar and Germaine Acogny (staged by Samantha Speis), and new work staged by Tina Fehlandt inspired by Mark Morris’ choreography on the 40th anniversary of the founding of his famed dance company, performed by Princeton dance students.

Special Dedication

We dedicate this concert in memory of Susan Waskow (1961-2021), who was a devoted fan of the Princeton Dance Festival. Each year she loved seeing the dancers’ work and looked forward to what they would do next. This year would have been her 28th year as a member of the Princeton community.

Artistic Team

Costume Designer: Mary Jo Mecca
Lighting Designer: Carolyn Wong
Music Director: Vince di Mura
Production Stage Manager: Mary-Susan Gregson
Faculty Advisor: Susan Marshall

Excerpts from Rodeo: Four Dance Episodes (2015)

Choreography: Justin Peck
Staged by: Michael Sean Breeden
Music: Four Dance Episodes from Rodeo by Aaron Copland
Original Costume Design: Harriet Jung and Reid Bartelme
Original Lighting Design: Brandon Sterling Baker
Musicians: Ian Howells and Vince di Mura, piano
Dancers: Ethan Arrington ’25, Isabelle Clayton ’25, Abby de Riel ’22*, Molly Gibbons ’22*, Laura Haubold ’24, Kyle Ikuma ’23, Adam Littman Davis ’25, Chris Luo ’23, Gigi Pacheco ’23*, An Phan ’25, Elena Remez ’23*, Gigi Schadrack ’24, Angie Sheehan ’22*, Paige Sherman ’25, Kristen Umbriac ’24, Emma Wang ’23*, Faith Wangermann ’25, Mirabelle Weinbach ’25, Alessandra Yan ’24

Women’s Resistance (2008)

Choreographic Direction: Jawole Willa Jo Zollar and Germaine Acogny (Compagnie Jant-Bi)
with Additional Choreography by nora chipaumire, Maria Bauman, Catherine Dénécy, Marjani Forté-Saunders, Paloma McGregor, Love Muwwakkil, Samantha Speis, and Bennalldra Williams
Excerpted from the evening-length work, les écailles de la mémoire (Scales of Memory)
Re-staged by: Samantha Speis
Assistant Stager: Bennalldra Williams
Music: Fabrice Bouillon-LaForest with Frederic Bobin
Original Lighting Design: J. Russell Sandifer
Original Costume Design: Naoko Nagata
Dancers: Becca Berman ’23*, Ive Jones ’24, Isabel Kingston ’24, Anastasia Poverin ’23*, Mandy Qua ’23*, Jasmine Rivers ’24, Leah Smith ’22, Camryn Stafford ’23

A call to collective action, Women’s Resistance fuses power and grace in a call to collective action around truths that bind us all and vibrantly embodies Women (+) power, resilience and relentless pursuit for liberation and justice.

Caesura (premiere)

Choreographer: Rebecca Lazier in collaboration with the performers
Composer: Ryan Wolfe
Dancers: Jane Brown G1, Seppe De Pauw ’24, Tori Edington ’22*, Jonathan Golden ’22*, Laura Haubold ’24, Vivian Li ’24, Lucy Sirrs ’23

Studies on Onyx (premiere)

Choreographer: Kyle Marshall
Music: Chuck Berry “Guitar Boogie” (1958), Jimi Hendrix “…And the Gods Made Love” (1968), and Big Mama Thornton “Ball and Chain” (1969)
Dancers: Jake Cedar ’24, Abby de Riel ’22*, Michael Garcia ’24*, Mei Geller ’24, Natalia Lalin ’24, Zi Han Liu ’24, Ethan Luk ’24, Chris Park ’24, Julie Shin ’22*, Storm Stokes ’24, Daniel Tajes ’24

*denotes a certificate student in the Program in Dance


15 Minute Intermission


The Behemoth Project (premiere)

Choreographer: based on the work of Mark Morris
Assistant Choreographers: Tina Fehlandt and Billy Smith, with Maile Okamura, Brandon Randolph, in collaboration with the dancers
Original Costume Design for Behemoth: Christine Van Loon
Original Lighting Design for Behemoth: Michael Chybowski
Music: Vince di Mura
Musicians: Vince di Mura, piano; Ned Furlong ’22, vibes; Selena M. Hostetler ’23, french horn; Emiri Morita ’22, violin
Dancers: Haley Baird ’24, Olivia Buckhorn ’24, Angie Sheehan ’22*, Paige Sherman ’25, Clara Toujas-Bernate ’25, Faith Wangermann ’25, Kiara Wassoodew ’25, Sarah Witzman ’22*, Ally Wonski ’22*, Julia Zhou ’24
Special thanks to Mark Morris, Nancy Umanoff, Sam Black

The Behemoth Project was conceived to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Mark Morris Dance Group and to delve into this momentous body of work. Students learned movement from multiple dances and used choreographic tasks to explore and create phrases, which were then arranged into this unique creation. The final movement of Behemoth is performed intact. Works cited: Gloria (1981, revised 1984, Antonio Vivaldi, Gloria in D; Behemoth (1990); The Hard Nut (1991, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Nutcracker, Op. 17); Mosaic and United (1993, Henry Cowell, String Quartet No. 3, Mosaic and String Quartet No. 4, United); Grand Duo (1993, Lou Harrison, Grand Duo for Violin and Piano,“Polka”); Falling Down Stairs, (1997, Johann Sebastian Bach, No. 3 for Unaccompanied Cello, Bourrée); Empire Garden (2009, Charles Ives, Trio for Violin, Violincello, and Piano, S. 86); Socrate, (2010, Eric Satie, Socrate); Crosswalk (2013, Carl Maria von Weber – Grand Duo Concertant for clarinet and piano, Op. 48; Allegro con fuoco, Andante con moto, Rondo: Allegro); Numerator (2017, Lou Harrison, Varied Trio for Violin, Piano, and Percussion)

Star Pû Method ~ Care, Freedom and Partnership (premiere)

Concept and Direction: Larissa Velez-Jackson
Choreography: Larissa Velez-Jackson in collaboration with the performers
Sound Design: Vince di Mura with Larissa Velez-Jackson
Musicians: Vince di Mura, Larissa Velez-Jackson
Text and Vocals: the performers
Performers: Jane Brown G1, Molly Gibbons ’22*, Jared Harbour ’22*, Keilly Ponce-Merida ’25, Heather Samberg ’23*, Kate Stewart ’25, Christina Wang ’22

AFRIK VOGUE (Pass the Beat) (premiere)

Choreographer: Omari Wiles
Assistant Choreographer: Eva Bustamove
Music: DJ Lazy Flow The Fanfare HA, The Coupe-Decale HA, The Afro Trap HA
Dancers: Naomi Benenson ’23*, Payton Croskey ’23, Seppe De Pauw ’24, Elena Every ’25, Michael Garcia ’24*, Azi Jones ’25, Ive Jones ’24, Margaret King ’22*, Tierra Lewis ’25, Zi Han Liu ’24, Alison Parish ’24, Kate Stewart ’25, Vyette Tiya G1, Kiara Wassoodew ’25, Ally Wonski ’22*

*denotes a certificate student in the Program in Dance


Production Team

Sound Engineer: Kay Richardson
Assistant Stage Manager: Milan Eldridge
Light Board Operator: James Lewis
Run Crew: Phoenix Edmond, Alexandria Griner, Michelle Poulaille
Costume Stitchers: Denise Carr, Wyatt Kim, Erika Toney, Sarah Romagnoli
Student Costume Stitchers: Tanaka Ngwara ’24, Titi Sodimu ’23, Jasmyn Dobson ’24, Madeleine Lausted ’24
Wardrobe: Kasey Gillette

Artist Bios

Michael Sean Breeden (Stager) is a repetiteur for resident choreographer of the New York City Ballet and Justin Peck. He danced with Miami City Ballet, Boston Ballet, and Pennsylvania Ballet, performing principal roles in works by George Balanchine, Twyla Tharp, Paul Taylor, Christopher Wheeldon and Alexei Ratmansky. His stagings for Peck include works for Miami City Ballet, Ballet Arizona and Hong Kong Ballet. Breeden has taught at Yale, Kent State, Ballet Tech, Ballet Academy East, the Vail Dance Festival and Mark Morris Dance Center. He is the co-host of the popular weekly dance podcast ‘Conversations On Dance’. Follow Michael on Instagram @michaelseanbreeden

Vince di Mura (Resident Composer/Musical Director) has appeared on concert stages and theaters throughout North America, Canada, Europe and Latin America. He has conducted theater seasons in virtually every region of the United States. He is best known for his arrangements of My Way: A Tribute to the Music of Frank Sinatra, Simply Simone, and I Left My Heart, (with over 900 productions nationally). He is also the author of A Conversation With The Blues, a 14 part web instructional series on improvisation through the Blues produced by Soundfy Inc. He holds fellowships from the William Goldman Foundation, Temple University, Meet the Composer, CEPAC, the Union County Foundation, the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, the Puffin Cultural Forum, and the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation. He has released six CDs and has just completed a collaboration with Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Yusef Komunyakaa entitled Echoes of the Great Migration which is currently being workshopped for a New York premiere in 2023. He has also collaborated with Princeton Alumni Philicia Saunders and Roger Q. Mason on their award winning 2020 film, Breathe.

Tina Fehlandt (Faculty) was a founding member and integral part of the Mark Morris Dance Group for twenty years, from 1980-2000. She is a full time Lecturer in Dance at Princeton University’s Lewis Center for the Arts.

Mary-Susan Gregson (Stage Manager) has worked with Princeton dance program since 2012. Recent credits include Gabriel Kahane’s 8980: Book of Travelers, Lincoln Center’s Global Exchange: Art for Good, A Proust Sonata for Da Camera Chamber Music, Narcissus Now Festival for the Onassis Cultural Center, Sufjan Steven’s Round Up and Gabriel Kahane’s The Ambassador, both at BAM. At The New Victory Theater she has stage-managed over twenty shows in the last 20 years and spent 20 summers production coordinating for Lincoln Center Festival. She has production managed Divinamente Festival and the New Island Festival on Governor’s Island. New York shows include Dance Africa, Sizwe Banzi is Dead, The Gate, BQE, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, The Jazz Nativity, Breaking the Code and Les Liaisons Dangereuses. Regional credits include McCarter Theatre, Yale Rep, Williamstown, The Huntington, and the White House. She has toured with Dance Theatre of Harlem, Elisa Monte, Jennifer Muller, Pilobolus and internationally with Forbidden Christmas starring Baryshnikov.

Ian Howells (Piano) is a pianist/accompanist based in New Jersey. He is a graduate of the John J. Cali School of Music at Montclair State University. Dubbed a “musical chameleon,” he developed his love for music from a young age, experimenting with multiple instruments before taking a further interest in piano. Upon entering college, he took a fond interest in playing and studying jazz whilst still influenced by his classical roots. In addition to his work at Princeton, he plays for Rutgers University and Rider University. Ian is thrilled to be making his PDF debut and looks forward to collaborating for many years to come.

Rebecca Lazier (Faculty) is a choreographer and educator. Her upcoming project, Everywhere the Edges, a collaboration with visual artist Janet Echelman, was recently awarded Canada’s National Art Centre’s National Creation Fund Investment. The work began with major support from the Princeton Atelier Program and is in development with Halifax partners Live Art Dance, Mocean Dance, and Breaking Circus. Her past work, There Might be Others, created in collaboration with Dan Trueman, Sō and Mobius Percussion, was commissioned by New York Live Arts and won a New York Dance and Performance Award (Bessie) for Outstanding Score. Rebecca has been an artist-in-residence at The Joyce Theater Foundation, Movement Research, The Yard, Djerassi, and she has received grants from Harkness Foundation for Dance, American Turkish Society, Trust for Mutual Understanding, Polish Cultural Institute, Peter B. Lewis Center for the Arts, New Music USA, Puffin Foundation, and the Canada Council for the Arts. She is currently a Senior Lecturer and Associate Director of the Program in Dance.

Kyle Marshall (Faculty) is a choreographer, performer, teacher and artistic director of Kyle Marshall Choreography (KMC), a dance company that sees the dancing body as a container of history, an igniter of social reform and a site of celebration. Since inception in 2014, KMC has performed at venues including: BAM Next Wave Festival, Jacob’s Pillow Inside/Out, Actors Fund Arts Center, NJPAC, Little Island, and Roulette. Kyle has received choreographic and dance film commissions from the Baryshnikov Arts Center, “Dance on the Lawn,” Montclair’s Dance Festival, Harlem Stage and THE SHED. Kyle is a recipient of a 2020 Dance Magazine Harkness Promise Award and 2018 NY Juried “Bessie” Award. As a teacher, Kyle has conducted masterclasses, creative workshops, set choreography at schools including ADF, Rutgers University, Ailey/Fordham University, Montclair State University, County Prep High School, and Bloomfield College. He is currently a Caroline Hearst Choreographer-In-Residence at Princeton University and is in residence at the Center for Ballet and Arts at NYU. Additional residencies for KMC include MANA Contemporary, 92nd St Y, CPR, and Jamaica Performing Arts Center. Kyle dances with the Trisha Brown Dance Company and has also worked with doug elkins choreography etc and Tiffany Mills. Kyle graduated from Rutgers University with a BFA in Dance and resides in Jersey City.

Mary Jo Mecca (Costume Designer) is currently collaborating with Rebecca Lazier and Janet Echelman on Everywhere The Edges premiering in Nova Scotia in 2022. Previous work includes Nicole Wolcotts’ Luggage Lost at Triskelion Arts; Ellen Cornfelds’ Raw Footage; Aaron Landsman’s Empathy School and Love Story at Abrons Art Center; Joanna Kotze’s Find Yourself Here at Baryshnikov Arts Center; Liz Magic Laser’s Like You; Laura Petersons’ Forever at The Kennedy Center; Rashaun Mitchell’s Tesseract, Interface at Baryshnikov Arts Center and Nox at Danspace Project; Zvi Gotheiner’s Bear’s Ear, Detoura, Escher/Bacon/Rothko, Surveillance at New York Live Arts, Sky and Water at the MUSA! Festival; Jody Sperling’s Time Lapse-Fantasy at Danspace Project; Laura Peterson Dance’s Atomic Orbital and traceroute; and Barkin/Sellisen Project’s Differential Cohomology. Mecca has designed for the Theater and Dance Programs at Princeton University since 2009. She studied Couture Design with Miss Alice Sapho of Paris and New York.

Mark Morris (Guest Choreographer) has been praised as “the most successful and influential choreographer alive, and indisputably the most musical” (New York Times). In addition to creating over 150 works for the Mark Morris Dance Group, he conducts orchestras, directs opera, and choreographs for ballet companies worldwide. Morris’s work is acclaimed for its ingenuity, musicality, wit, and humanity. Named a Fellow of the MacArthur Foundation in 1991, he has received eleven honorary doctorates to date and a multitude of awards, including the Samuel H. Scripps/American Dance Festival Award for Lifetime Achievement, the Leonard Bernstein Lifetime Achievement Award for the Elevation of Music in Society, the Benjamin Franklin Laureate Prize for Creativity, the Cal Performances Award of Distinction in the Performing Arts, the Orchestra of St. Luke’s Gift of Music Award, and the 2016 Doris Duke Artist Award. In 2015, Morris was inducted into the National Museum of Dance in Saratoga Springs, New York. Morris’s memoir, Out Loud, co-written with Wesley Stace, was published in paperback by Penguin Press in October 2021. Formed in 1980, Mark Morris’s internationally-renowned Mark Morris Dance Group (MMDG) has received “highest praise for their technical aplomb, their musicality, and their sheer human authenticity” (Bloomberg News). Live music and community engagement are vital components of the Dance Group. It has toured with its own musicians, the MMDG Music Ensemble, since 1996 and regularly collaborates with orchestras and opera companies around the world. The Mark Morris Dance Center was opened in 2001 to provide a home for the Dance Group, subsidized rental space for local artists, programs for local children and seniors, and dance classes for students of all ages and abilities.

Maile Okamura (Guest Artist) studied classical ballet in San Diego, CA, and at San Francisco Ballet School before joining Boston Ballet II and Ballet Arizona. A curiosity in modern dance led her to New York and eventually to the Mark Morris Dance Group, which was her artistic home for over 20 years. Since 2016, Maile has been dancing with Pam Tanowitz Dance. Maile has also designed costumes for Mark Morris Dance Group, Dance Heginbotham, Pam Tanowitz Dance, Houston Ballet, and Tanglewood Music Festival. She is currently editing a pandemic film project, 24 Caprices, with Dance Heginbotham and violinist Colin Jacobsen.

Justin Peck (Guest Artist) is a Tony Award-winning choreographer, director , and dancer based in New York City. He is currently the acting resident choreographer of New York City Ballet (NYCB). Peck began choreographing in 2009 at the New York Choreographic Institute. He joined NYCB as a dancer in 2006. As a performer, Peck has danced a vast repertoire of works by George Balanchine, Jerome Robbins, Alexei Ratmansky, Lynn Taylor-Corbett, Benjamin Millipied, Christopher Wheeldon, and many others. He has created over 40 ballets, 20 for NYCB. His works have been performed by Paris Opera Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, Miami City Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, LA Dance Project, Dutch National Ballet, Joffrey Ballet, Houston Ballet, and Pennsylvania Ballet, to name a few. Notable collaborators include composers Sufjan Stevens, Bryce Dessner, Nico Muhly, Caroline Shaw, and Dolly Parton; visual artists Shepard Fairey, Marcel Dzama, and John Baldessari; fashion designers Mary Katrantzou, Humberto Leon, Tsumori Chisato, and Dries Van Noten; and filmmakers Steven Spielberg, Sofia Coppola, and Damien Chazelle. In 2014 Peck was the subject of the documentary Ballet 422, which followed him as he created New York City Ballet’s 422nd original dance, Paz de la Jolla. His directorial and choreographic work on film includes the feature film Red Sparrow, The New York Times Great Performers series (starring Julia Roberts, Ethan Hawke, Emma Stone, Glenn Close, and others) and the upcoming film remake of West Side Story (with Steven Spielberg). His accolades include the National Arts Award (2018), golden Plate Honor from the Academy of Achievement (2019), Bessie Award for his ballet Rodeo: Four Dance Episodes (2015), the Gross Family Prize for his ballet Everywhere We Go (2014), and the Tony Award for his choreography on Broadway’s Carousel (2018).

Brandon Randolph (Guest Artist) began his training with the School of Carolina Ballet Theater in Greenville, South Carolina, under the direction of Hernan Justo. At age 14, he was accepted into the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities, where he studied with Stanislav Issaev and Bobby Barnett. Randolph received his B.F.A. in dance from Purchase College in May 2012. There he had the opportunity to perform with Dance Heginbotham as well as repertory by Stephen Petronio, Lar Lubovitch, Paul Taylor, and George Balanchine. Randolph began working with MMDG in 2013 as an apprentice and became a company member in 2014.

Billy Smith (Guest Artist) grew up in Fredericksburg, Virginia, and attended George Mason University under a full academic and dance talent scholarship. He graduated magna cum laude in 2007 and received achievement awards in performance, choreography, and academic endeavors. While at George Mason he performed the works of Mark Morris, Paul Taylor, Lar Lubovitch, Doug Varone, Daniel Ezralow, Larry Keigwin, Susan Marshall, and Susan Shields. Smith’s own piece, 3-Way Stop, was selected to open the 2006 American College Dance Festival Gala at Ohio State University and his original choreography for a production of Bye Bye Birdie garnered much critical praise.

Samantha Speis (Faculty), Co-Artistic Director of Urban Bush Women, is a mother and movement improviser intrigued with rigor, risk, and experimentation. She has worked with Gesel Mason, The Dance Exchange, Jumatatu Poe, Deborah Hay (as part of the Sweet Day curated by Ralph Lemon at the MoMA), Baba Israel, Marjani Forte, and Liz Lerman. Speis was the recipient of the Alvin Ailey New Directions Choreography Lab and was awarded a Bessie for Outstanding Performer. Her work has been featured at the Kennedy Center, Long Island University, Joyce SoHo, Hollins University, BAAD, Danspace Project, BAM, Dixon Place, BRIC, Dance Place, and The Kelly Strayhorn Theater. Speis has developed a teaching practice that explores pelvic mobility as the root of powerful locomotion and as a point of connection to the stories, experiences and lineages that reside in each of us. She has been a guest artist and teacher throughout the U.S., South America, Senegal, and Europe. Recent projects include Walking with Trane co-choreographed with Jawole Willa Jo Zollar and her collaboration with Chanon Judson-Johnson and Raelle Myrick-Hodges on Hair and Other Stories.

Larissa Velez-Jackson (LVJ) (Faculty) is a choreographer, interdisciplinary artist, performer and teacher who uses improvisation as a main tool for research and creation. Called “an adroit physical comedian” who “seems to be questioning entrenched conventions of contemporary performance” by The New York Times, she creates works that grant audiences an accessible entry into contemporary art’s critical and political discourse. LVJ was named a Caroline Hearst Choreographer-in-Residence at Princeton University for 2021-2022 and recently joined Sarah Lawrence College Theater Department as an adjunct faculty member. In 2011, she launched an experimental song-and-dance collaboration with her husband, Jon Velez-Jackson, called Yackez, “The World’s Most Loveable Musical Duo.” Yackez presented their two-act world premiere at New York Live Arts in March 2017, entitled Give It To You Stage, a year after LVJ received the prestigious Foundation for Contemporary Arts, Grant to Artists Award. In 2016, LVJ was also nominated for “Outstanding Emerging Choreographer” by the New York Dance and Performance “Bessie” Award. She is the Artistic Director of her project-based company, LVJ Performance Co., which will premiere a new work at the Chocolate Factory Theater in New York City in 2022. A Boricua-American originally from Newark, New Jersey, and a recent cancer survivor, LVJ is committed to the healing and transformative potential of art and integrated body/mind practice.

Ousmane Omari Wiles (Guest Artist) is best known as legendary Omari NiNa Oricci, founder of The House of Nina Oricci, and Creative Director of LES BALLET AFRIK dance company which has performed at the Joyce Theater, Guggenheim, and New York Metropolitan Museums. Born in Senegal, he began his training in West African dance at age 6 in his parents’ Maimouna Ketia School of African Dance. Working with master African dancers, Ousmane evolved the skills needed to teach the art of traditional African dance. Venturing further, Wiles trained in Hip-Hop, House, Modern, Jazz, and Vogue. His choreography has been featured with Janet Jackson, Beyoncé, John Legend, Jidenna, and Rashaad Newsome. He has worked as a featured dancer with Goldlink, Jidenna, Maleek Berry, and Wunmi, Janet Jackson, Beyoncé, and Forces, Rashaad Newsome, Lady Gaga, Madonna, and Jennifer Hudson. Wiles has been featured in Dance Magazine “Top 25 to Watch,” Korean Vogue, British Vogue with Naomi Campbell, The Observer, Dance Mogul Magazine, and The New York Times. Wiles also appeared with his House of NiNa Oricci as a contestant on HBOMax’s Legendary Season 2.

Ryan Wolfe (Composer) is a songwriter, singer, composer, and instrumentalist from Portland, Oregon. Since graduating from the University of Michigan, he has lived in NYC where he plays for dance for Hofstra University, Princeton University, Alvin Ailey, The Martha Graham School, Limon Company, and Cunningham Trust, among others. He has performed and collaborated with choreographers and dance companies such as Alice Liddell and Dancers, Grounded View, CNDC/Angers, The Lovelies, Colin Stilwell, and Chloe London.

Carolyn Wong (Lighting Designer) is a lighting designer whose work includes Come Through (a collaboration between TU Dance and Bon Iver), Bullets Over Broadway (US Tour), Rockin’ Road to Dublin (US Tour), Une Autre Passion (Le Ballet du Grande Théâtre de Genève), and Summer’s Winter Shadow (Ballet of Monte Carlo). History includes touring with TU Dance, Jessica Lang Dance, Rosy Simas Danse, Morphoses/The Wheeldon Project, Shen Wei Dance Arts, the Parsons Dance Company, Roxane Butterfly, Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company, and Forces of Nature Dance Theater. In addition, she has served as the Associate/Assistant Lighting Designer for the Radio City Rockettes Christmas Spectacular, the Broadway productions of Promises, Promises, Bullets over Broadway, You Can’t Take It With You, Oleanna, and The Glass Menagerie, among others. She currently works as the world-wide Associate Lighting Designer for Disney’s The Lion King. She is an alumna of Oberlin College and a native of San Francisco, California.


Lewis Center for the Arts

Interim Chair: Michael Cadden
Executive Director: Marion Friedman Young

Director of the Program in Dance: Susan Marshall
Associate Director of the Program in Dance: Rebecca Lazier

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