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The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

The Student News Site of Harvard-Westlake School

The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

Dance students perform in an outdoor showcase during Multicultural Fair.

Dance students perform in outdoor showcase

Chloe Park and Grant Park May 7, 2022

Advanced Dance I: Choreography students performed in an immersive dance showcase in the outdoor hallway between Mudd Library and Seaver during the school's Multicultural Fair on May 5. Director of Dance...

Illustrated by Alexa Druyanoff

Dancing Through Stages of Metamorphosis

Vasilia Yordanova March 26, 2022

Upper school dance students performed in the contemporary dance concert “Metamorphosis: A Celebration of Transformation,” on March 11-13.  Dancer Cherry Li ’22 said the show is titled “Metamorphosis”...

Dancers present showcase

Ella Yadegar December 22, 2021

Advanced Dance I students performed student-choreographed dance routines in the 2021 Winter Dance Showcase on Dec. 9. The first of the two performance groups opened the showcase by dancing to “Save...

Departing Teacher: Cynthia Winters

Natalie Cosgrove June 1, 2021

After 37 years at the school, Performing Arts Teacher and Director of Dance Cynthia Winters will retire. During her career, Winters inspired students to reach out of their comfort zones and explore movement...

Greta Zumbrunnen 21 performs their portion of Windows in a sunlit room. Printed with permission of Greta Zumbrunnen

Upper school dance showcase released

Sydney Fener January 25, 2021

The Upper School Dance program released a video of their latest multimedia project, entitled “Windows,” to the student body on Thursday, Jan. 21. Their video was entirely filmed and performed...

Creating Choreography

Emma Limor March 4, 2020

Over the course of the past three months, creating and rehearsing choreography has encouraged Advanced Dance II company member Carli Cooperstein ’20 to explore different styles of movement, increase...

The seniors of Advanced Dance II perform their final group piece as a class.  Credit: Lindsay Wu/ Chronicle

Students perform in end-of-year dance showcase

Lindsay Wu May 3, 2019

Advanced Dance I and II students performed solos, duets and group pieces in the annual end-of-year showcase in the dance studio May 3. To open the show, the juniors of Advanced Dance II danced to...

Dancing in the Starry Night

Kyra Hudson March 1, 2019

Sophia Nuñez ’20 frantically grabbed the costume box as she got ready to run onto the stage, excited for her upcoming dance. As the lights came up, she began her Lady Gaga dance, trying to mimic the...

Printed with permission of Sophia Nuñez and Ginebra Ferreira.

Photo of Peter Sykes by Annie Beckman

Artists Abroad

Annie Beckman and Jordan Murray August 29, 2018

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...

Photo by Lauren Nehorai

You’re a wizard, Harry

Lucas Gelfond March 21, 2018

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...

In the article, Anita Anand ’19 talks about her experience in Bharatanatyam dance, her preparation for her culminating solo performance and her cultural and religious connection with dance.


Alexandra So January 10, 2018

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...

Michelle Sagarminaga: Dance

Jessa Glassman August 31, 2017

"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...

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