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The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

The Student News Site of Harvard-Westlake School

The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

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

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...

Dancers address diversity in 'Love' showcase

Dancers address diversity in ‘Love’ showcase

Jenny Li March 5, 2017

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...

Dancers to hold show

Alexandra So November 29, 2016

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...

LET’S DANCE: Giselle Chu  ’18, Alexa Frandzel ’18 and Daniel Varela ’18 portray a story through their choreography. They are enrolled in an Art of Dance class, and their piece was a part of the April 19 showcase in the Chalmers Dance Studio. Credit: Sabrina de Brito/Chronicle

Students dance in showcase

Sabrina de Brito April 28, 2016

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...

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