While Pacific University students were scattered this spring by the spread of COVID-19, many campus events were canceled, including the popular spring concert by the Pacific Dance Ensemble. Yet the dancing went on. Pacific Director of Dance Jennifer Camp, switching to virtual instruction, asked dancers to make videos of themselves performing aspects of choreography they’d learned.
Kaylee Kimura '20 has been a part of Pacific's pre-professional dance company for four years. During this time, she has been selected by guest artists and faculty as a featured dancer and soloist in their works. She has proved herself to be a dedicated, driven, and hardworking student who has grown to be an accomplished dancer who moves with athleticism and grace.
A music scholarship at Pacific opened artistic doors for Leiana Petlewski ’21 and helped ignite her creative passion. She plays the cello in the symphonic orchestra and is a member of the dance ensemble. Now a junior, Petlewski is majoring in applied theatre and dance.
Shaun Keylock '15 is developing a full-length work for White Bird, the dance advocacy group. He says Pacific supported his creativity.
A play about gender shifting spanning centuries, fluid movement from choreographers, and the sounds of jazz, a choir, and “Amazing Grace.” These are just some of the highlights of Pacific University’s 2019 Fall Theatre, Dance and Concert Season.
Shaun Keylock '15 was commissioned to create a world premiere dance performance by White Bird, the Portland-based performance advocacy organization. Keylock graduated from Pacific University in 2015 with majors in dance and art history.
An eclectic evening of dance featuring Pacific University students, faculty and guest artists under the direction of Portland-based choreographer Trevor Wilde.
Pacific's premier dance showcase comes to the the Tom Miles Theatre at Warner Hall for three nights, April 25, 26 and 27, at 7:30 p.m.
Presented by Pacific's Hawai‘i Club, Nā Haumāna O Hawai`i, the 2019 Lū`au takes place in mid-April and is one of the largest on the mainland.
Pacific Dance program celebrated the start of the holiday season with an end of fall informal on December 4, 2018. The informal showcased the students in the dance program by presenting student choreographed works from all genres.