Performances | Dance

Performances are a large part of the student experience in the Dance Program. Our students perform original works created by guest choreographers, faculty, and fellow students.

Dance Major, Jassa Gunn '15 Dance Minor, Krista Whiting '19 Dance Major, Leiana Petlewski, '21
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Each year there are two full-length dance concerts, the Autumn Choreographers Concert in November and the Spring Dance Works in April. In addition, there many other opportunities for students to continue to present their own original dance works in informal concerts, national dance conferences, and dance festivals. 

2018 - 2019 Dance Season

Autumn Choreographers Concert

November 15, 16, 18, 2018 at 7:30 p.m
Tom Miles Theatre (Warner Hall)

ACC jumps into fall with a bang with three featured guest artists staging works on Pacific Dance Ensemble. Featured Phoenix based Contemporary Ballet choreographer, Aaron Gilbert takes up a week residency in September to work with our students. Two alumni choreographers, Lindsey Ragsdale from Eugene, Oregon and Portland based, Shaun Keylock will create new works on the dancers.

Dance Works XVI

April 25, 26, 27, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.
Tom Miles Theatre (Warner Hall)

Our spring Dance Works celebrates its 16th season with a night filled with student, faculty, and guest artists presenting an eclectic evening of dance. This spring our features resident choreographer Portland-based choreographer, Trevor Wilde (read more about him on our Dance Artistic Team page). 

Choreographers Informal

May 3, 2019 at 5 p.m.
Tom Miles Theatre (Warner Hall)

On Friday, May 3, the Choreographers Informal will highlight 13 student choreographers' original dance works created as part of the final project for the courses Choreography I and II. The students conceptualize and create original works along with learning the production skills needed to present dance in a public concert. They also conceptualize and design costumes and lighting under the mentor-ship of professionals in the field. Join the Theatre and Dance Department in supporting and celebrating Pacific's emerging choreographers.
Free performance.