Artists Abroad

Artists Abroad

Sophia Nuñez ’20: By Jordan Murray As Sophia Nuñez ’20 sat painting in her morning art class, she said she hoped that her work and the story behind it would challenge people and make them understand the message she was trying to convey. Every morning for four weeks of her summer, she worked on this […]

You’re a wizard, Harry

You’re a wizard, Harry

Following months of rehearsal and perfecting choreography, students and teachers performed in the Harry Potter-themed upper school dance concert March 2-4. Students began working on the show at the beginning of the year once performing arts teacher Cyndy Winter settled on a theme. Some dancers in the show have performed in the show every year […]

Bharatana-Time

Bharatana-Time

Surrounded by friends, family and teachers in the crowd, Anita Anand ’19 stood center stage, feeling a rush of adrenaline as she Bharatanatyam-danced through religious stories of her solo performance. Bharatanatyam is a genre of classical Indian dance that incorporates religious stories and themes from Hinduism. It is most popular in Southern India.  Like other […]

Michelle Sagarminaga: Dance

“SagaDance Company” Artistic Director and choreographer Michelle Sagarminaga will begin teaching upper school dance classes this year. “I am excited to get a feel of the community here, learn from students and faculty, and inspire and teach,” Sagarminaga said. After attending the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts and completing a residency at […]

Dancers address diversity in ‘Love’ showcase

Dancers address diversity in ‘Love’ showcase

Students and faculty danced in response to recent global events at the Upper School Dance Concert March 3-5 in the Rugby Auditorium. “In difficult times, we need one another.  This is our way of giving back to our community,” director and Performing Arts Teacher Cyndy Winter said. “Our means is dance, and our goal is […]

Dancers to hold show

Students from Advanced Dance I will perform in a showcase for clients and volunteers of The Arc Foundation of Ventura County on Dec. 6. The Arc Foundation is a nonprofit organization committed to helping individuals with developmental or intellectual disabilities. The dancers have been working on two whole-class and eight small-group dances since September, all […]

Students dance in showcase

Students dance in showcase

Students in the Art of Dance I and Art of Dance II classes performed in their end-of-year choreography showcase April 19 in the Chalmers Dance Studio. Ten dancers collaborated under the direction of Erica Carpenter Jansson ’08 to create the combined show, where the classes demonstrated their skills in choreography and dance. The show featured […]

Dancers perform ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’

Dancers perform ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’

Advanced Dance II students depicted characters such as Willy Wonka, Charlie Bucket, Veruca Salt, Mike Teavee, Augustus Gloop and Violet Beauregarde during their show “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” inspired by Roald Dahl’s novel, in Rugby Theater March 4-6. The show featured 37 performers, including guest dancers from Advanced Dance I and volunteer male dancers […]

Documentary to feature Advanced Dance I class

Documentary filmmaker Martha Wheelock will be filming Advanced Dance I students this week to include in her latest film, a biopic on the life and influence of women’s suffragist Inez Milholland in the early 20th century. As a young adult, Milholland assumed a key role in the National Women’s Party and led countless pro-suffrage parades […]

Angel Hoyang ’18 dances through life

Angel Hoyang ’18 dances through life

Angel Hoyang ’18 can still see the 2014 performance of “Tarantella” clearly today. The satin pointe shoes tapped like falling rain against the stage, at first like a rainstorm, then petering out into a silent drizzle, Hoyang recalled. Like the sea at night, the audience seemed vast and dark, holding its breath with anticipation. The […]

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