Jessica Anthony (formerly Jessica Beck, B.A. 2003) was married in January 2004. She is living in Oyster Bay, NY and recently became an apprentice with the Jane Comfort Dance Company.
Darrah Blanton (B.A. 2000) is teaching dance in Seattle for Spectrum Dance, Youth Child Academy and Seattle Parks and Recreation. She also dances with Birlibiloque, a modern dance company in Seattle.
Ursula Burnham (M.F.A. 1999) gave birth to her second son, Mcall True Burnham, on January 26, 2004.
Lauren Cockrell (B.A. 2001) recently received a Masters in Teaching and now teaches 2nd grade in Portland, OR. Last spring, she spent some time studying flamenco in Seville, Spain.
Pamela Cohen (M.F.A. 2001) is engaged to be married to Milo Bernstein in December 2004.
Ryan Corriston (B.A. 1998) performed in Doug Varone’s Rise, NYC Feb. 3-8, 2004.
Rebecca Enghauser (M.F.A. 2001) is the proud mother of baby Audrey, born February 27, 2004.
Ariel Federow (B.A. 2003) and Ying Zhou (B.A. 2003) have been very active in the Seattle dance scene, having choreographed and performed in On The Board’s 12 Minute Max in January 2004 and Velocity Dance Center’s Under Construction in March 2004.
Pam Geber (M.F.A. 1998) and husband Eric Handman were in residence at the University of Oregon as recipients of the 2003-04 Boekelheide UO Creativity Award in Chemistry, Music, and Dance. They are also expecting a baby in July 2004.
Yoav Kaddar (M.F.A. 2000) is teaching in the Dept. of Theatre Arts at SUNY New Paltz where he is reviving the dance minor degree. He is also the new father of baby Olivia.
Judi May (B.A. 2003) is interning with John F. Kennedy Memorial Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC as a junior press agent.
Alan Pietsch (M.F.A. 1993) has this to say about his Dance degree: “Our arts school, the Atascadero Fine Arts Academy, is going incredibly well . . . this is truly my legacy—it was providence that guided me to this school. I have worked and suffered more with this school than I have for anything else in my life—but it will be worth it if it survives after me. I got pink-slipped last year (which means they were going to lay me off to balance their budget) but the administration wound up revoking my pink slip on the basis of my ability to teach dance and that I had a Master’s degree in Dance. For once, having a Dance degree saved someone’s job!! Post that on the wall in the Dance Department!! They need a qualified dance teacher with a credential and they are few and far between.”
Teresa White (B.A. 2002) is teaching history, dance, and dance history at Oakland School for the Arts, a public high school in Oakland, CA.
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Pamela Cohen (M.F.A. 2001) and fiance Milo Bernstein
Dance minor Katie Au was chosen to perform with Mikhail Baryshnikov at the Moore Theatre on March 9th and 10th. "It was a monumental experience being able to perform with such a famous icon in the discipline of ballet." says Katie, who has also performed with Alvin Ailey Dance Theatre. “It was an amazing experience that I will never forget for the rest of my life.”