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Bachelor of Arts in Dance

Spotlights

Conservatory FYS Award Winners

Trunzer ’23 and Larimer ’23 Receive Gabriella Miller First-Year Student Award at FYS Awards Breakfast

The annual First-Year Seminar (FYS) Awards Breakfast recognizes teaching excellence, as well as gives out the Gabriella Miller First-Year Student Award, and the Timothy Doak Mentor Leadership Award. Senior FYS mentors are also recognized for their hard work and dedication to the newest class of the Shenandoah University family. The Gabriella Miller First-Year Student Award […]

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Ashayla Byrd Award

Byrd ’21 Receives Inaugural Jamal Barzinji Award

Ashayla Byrd, a junior at Shenandoah University who is pursuing a double major in dance and English, was awarded the first Jamal Barzinji Scholar Award in recognition of her commitment to advancing inclusivity and acceptance. Her award includes a $500 cash prize to further research and was presented during the 31st Annual International Convocation on […]

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Dance at Cirque du Soleil

Dance Students and Faculty Get Behind-the-Scenes Look at Cirque du Soleil

On Friday, Sept. 27, Auxiliary Adjunct Assistant Professor of Dance Production Jocelyn Levadoux, M.F.A.; Auxiliary Adjunct Assistant Professor of Dance Michael Lomeka, M.F.A.; Sammy Fossum ’23 (Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance); and Donovan Mellon ’21 (Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance) attended Cirque du Soleil’s performance of “Volta” in Tysons, Virginia. Lomeka previously danced […]

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Alumni Successes

Benjamin Luczak

Luczak ’09, ’15 Appointed Development Director at Asolo Rep

Asolo Rep proudly announces Benjamin Luczak as its new Development Director, officially joining the organization on January 15. Prior to relocating to Sarasota, he previously held leadership positions at Dallas Summer Musicals, Omaha Performing Arts, The Maryland Symphony Orchestra and Shenandoah Conservatory Performances. His areas of passion include individual and major gift fundraising, legacy giving, […]

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Dot Kelly

Kelly ’18, ’21 Announced Miss Virginia 2019

When Miss Virginia, Camille Schrier, was crowned Miss America 2020, the first runner up — our very own Dot Kelly ’18, ’21 (Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance, Master of Science in Performing Arts Leadership & Management) — became the new Miss Virginia 2019. Kelly is a Magna Cum Laude graduate and is currently pursuing […]

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Adrienne Elion Dance

Qing Accepted to MPS Fashion Photography Graduate Program

En Lin Qing ’18 was accepted to the MPS Fashion Photography graduate program at the New York School of Visual Arts (SVA). Qing served as the Dance Division photographer for several years and his award-winning photos of Shenandoah students have been featured in gallery showings in New York City, San Diego, Miami and London. His […]

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