Pacific University Dance Artistic Team
The Dance program includes some of the finest artists in their field pursuing and living their passion in choreographing, lighting, and costume. Through their dedication to the art form our artistic team collaborates to complete the dance works in hope that they will inspire, express, and move our audiences— lighting design/set design captures the dancers and story of the work, costume design and construction further deepens the theme of the work and the dancers lines, and the choreographer creates a living moving landscape that can tell a story or abstract the essence of an idea.
Artistic Director, Jennifer Camp; our Technical Director, Tal Sanders; our Costume Designer, Melissa Heller; and Anita Mitchell (see faculty biographies) for each show.
Michael Wall is an internationally recognized composer, performer and educator who collaborates with dancers, choreographers and filmmakers around the world. He composes original music, accompanies dance classes, and teaches sound design for dance and performance with Ableton Live. Michael has worked at Rutgers University, Princeton University, NYU, The Ohio State University, The Bates Dance Festival, The American Dance Festival, and is currently on faculty at The University of Utah, School of Dance. He’s supported independent artists in digital music distribution for the last ten years and offers a comprehensive online library of music for dance students, teachers, and choreographers. You can find all of his music at www.soundFORMovement.com