IUP Dance Theater Celebrates 25 Years

Posted on 4/25/2019 8:43:23 AM

Under the direction of Holly Boda-Sutton, IUP’s Dance Theater Company celebrated 25 years and brought back alumni to perform in their final performance of the season, Cindi: An Evening with Dance and Percussion.

Scene from “Cindi: An Evening with Dance and Percussion”
Cindi is the classic Cinderella story, but with a twist. The twist was the interpretation of the Cinderella story set in the world of high fashion.

The IUP Dance Theater presented this modern-day telling of Cinderella set to the IUP Percussion Ensemble’s featured music of classic rock, which was directed by Michael Kingan and arranged by IUP alumnus Chris Leidhecker ’11.

Scene from “Cindi: An Evening with Dance and Percussion”

Scene from “Cindi: An Evening with Dance and Percussion”

IUP Dance Theater alumni from the past 25 years returned to dance as part of the performance. Those alumni included Lindsey Grove ’14, Katie Gutmann ’18, Leah Lyons ’07, M’17, Kayla Machack ’10, M’17, and Anna Ponak-Shively ’00.

The show was amazing thanks to all involved!

25th anniversary group photo of IUP Dance Theater
Photo by Miles Levrio, communications media major
Production photos by Dash Nagle, communications media major

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