AC: I attended Endicott for four years for undergraduate studies and received a Bachelor's degree in Hospitality Management with a concentration in Event Management and a minor in Dance. I still attend Endicott now as I am perusing my Master's degree in Business Administration. I took as many dance classes as I could on top of what was required for my Hospitality degree. As a result of this, I finished my Minor by my Junior year but continue to take dance classes at Endicott because I enjoy them.
N: Outside of your time at Endicott, have you had any other performance or choreography opportunities? If so, what?
AC: Outside of Endicott I teach at a dance studio in Natick, MA. I have taught contemporary, ballet and jazz here and have had the opportunity for choreography with students as well as some performance opportunities myself.
N: What is your favorite performance you've been part of?
AC: This is a hard question as I have liked different performances for different reasons; however, I would have to say that one of my favorite performances to be apart of was the Dance Ensemble show, Rep 10. We brought back works from previous years, some that I had been in originally and some that I had not. I felt that I gained a lot through this because it gave me a new perspective on works that were familiar and experience with work that was totally new to me.
N: What is the most important lesson you feel you learned during your time working with Endicott's dance program?
AC: By far the most important lesson I have learned while being a part of the dance program at Endicott is how essential dance is to my life and daily well being. I have learned that it is a passion of mine and much more than just an activity I participate in. With my college experience came many hardships that I truly do not think I would have coped with as well had I not possessed this outlet. In addition to this, having come out of undergrad and immersing myself in a full time job just a week after graduating, dance was not as present in my life as it had been and I quickly felt the repercussions of this. I am now involving myself in this and many other dance opportunities to find a balance that suits me!
N: Who are some of your favorite choreographers?
AC: Paul Taylor, Sarah Mae Gibbons, Bruce Weber, Crystal Pite.