• Friday, Apr 8, 2016, 7:30 p.m.

  • Walt Disney Theater
  • Sold out. Tickets for this event are no longer available.

In celebration of ten years of dance, eighty dancers take the stage for UCF’s biggest and most elaborate dance concert to date!

  • Friday, Apr 8, 2016, 7:30 p.m.

  • Walt Disney Theater
  • Sold out. Tickets for this event are no longer available.

It is opening night of UCF Celebrates the Arts, and Theatre UCF is kicking things off with a celebration of dance! Join us in honoring the 10th anniversary of our annual spring dance concert, which has presented more than 1,000 dancers and 150 new choreographed works by students, faculty, and alumni over the past 10 years.

Photo by Chris Schubert



Judi Siegfried, director

Choreographer – Cindy Heen
Music: “Sarajevo” by Max Richter
Dancers: Brian Alford, Meredith Bell, Erica Chu, Ashanti Emmanuel, Michael Tyler Ham, Rachel Laches, Madeline Regier, Maria Renzoni

After the Storm
Choreographer – Katelyn Taylor
Music: “Explosions” by Ellie Goulding
Dancers: Alison Coffey, Delaney Cornish, Evan Jones, Alexa Morona, Caleigh Thykadavil

Leave Your Hat On
Choreographer – Diane Hasenbank
Music: “You Can Leave Your Hat On” by Etta James
Dancers: Adrina Burney, Tabitha Clear, Kelsey Eckerson, Melissa Folgueras, Kayla Reyburn, Yarelis Rivera, Andrea Sanchez, Carli Schiffres, Amber Steward

Choreographer – Jasmine Glover
Music: “Heaven” by Beyoncé
Dancers: Elisabeth Christie, Yolanda Gonzalez, Jeremiah Johnson, Kristina Lee-Moorer, Tanesa Soman

Choreographer – Mayme Paul
Music: “Calabria (Firebeatz Remix)” by Rune RK
Dancers: Angela Amore, Tyler Beauregard, Shannon Cantalupo, Hallie Friedman, Emily Hopman, Lydia Kumpf, Kyle Laing, Casey Lucidi, Jordan Mericle, Katie Nomina, Nicolette Quintero, Lacey Rumberger, Allie Sawicki, Kendra Weaver

Mind Games
Choreographer – Anna Molinari
Music: “Fire Meets Gasoline (Instrumental)” by Sia
Dancers: Lauren Brumsey, Tabitha Clear, Madison Daniel

Heart Cry Remix
Choreographer – Kendra Weaver
Music: “Heart Cry Remix [Extended Version]” by Drehz
Dancers: Randall Collins, Kristina Lee-Moorer, Yarelis Rivera, Katelyn Taylor, Kendra Weaver

Choreographer – Carlos Ashby
Music: “Wars of Faith” by Audiomachine
Dancers: Brian Alford, Yolanda Gonzalez, Jeremiah Johnson, Evan Jones, Vicki League

Masquerade Ball
Choreographer – Judi Siegfried
Music: “Masquerade Suite” by Khachaturian
Dancers: Lauren Brumsey, Shannon Cantalupo, Jackie Dolan, Madison Gunst, Emily Hopman, Rachel Laches, Samantha Mailhot, Anna Molinari, Danielle Moore, Noelle Oxboel, Maria Renzoni, Lacey Rumberger, Alexa Taylor, Caleigh Thykadavil


Sinatra Suite
Choreographer – Earl D. Weaver
Music: “Come Fly with Me,” “Strangers in the Night,” “Luck Be a Lady, “Night and Day”
Singers: Ben Walton (“Come Fly with Me”), Julian Kazenas (“Strangers in the Night”), Joseph Herr (“Luck Be a Lady”), Peter Bernard (“Night and Day”)
Dancers: Lauren Abel, Tyler Beauregard, Andrea Billitier, Elisabeth Christie, Abigail Cline, Hallie Friedman, Yolanda Gonzalez, Chloe Hagle, Candace Isaacs, Jeremiah Johnson, Evan Jones, Meredith Pughe, Mikey Reichert, Allie Sawicki, Tanesa Soman, Jennifer Totcky

Until We Meet Again
Choreographer – Andrea Sanchez
Music: “Anne Frank” by Freedom Writers, “Bundle of Joy” by Inside Out, and “Where Are Ü Now” by Justin Bieber
Dancers: Erica Chu, Alison Coffey, Michael Tyler Ham, Carli Schiffres, Caleigh Thykadavil

We Are Bound to Others
Choreographer – Vicki League
Music: “All Boundaries are Conventions” and “Prelude – the Atlas March” by Tom Tykwer, Johnny Klimek, and Reinhold Heil
Dancers: Carlos Ashby, Ashanti Emmanuel, Madison Gunst, Samantha Mailhot, Madeline Regier

You’re the One That I Want
Choreographer – Carli Schiffres
Music: “You’re the One That I Want” by Lo Fang
Dancers: Tabitha Clear, Kelsey Eckerson, Melissa Folgueras, Carli Schiffres, Amber Steward

Nothing Else Matters
Choreographer – Shannon Cantalupo
Music: “Nothing Else Matters” by Apocalyptica
Dancers: Jackie Dolan, Madison Gunst, Vicki League, Casey Lucidi, Jordan Mericle

As Long As I’m Living
Choreographer – Jared Sierra
Music: “Bring Him Home” (from Les Misérables) by The Piano Guys
Dancers: Brian Alford, Kyle Laing, Madeline Regier, Mikey Reichert, Maria Renzoni

Haven’t Stopped Dancing Yet
Choreographer – Judi Siegfried
Music: “A Sky Full of Stars” by The Piano Guys
Dancers: Reunion of dance minor alumni, including Cristina Blanco, Cassie Brienlinger, Brittany Kaye, Alissa Coombs, Rachel Foxx, Candace Isaacs, Megan Stillson

Choreographer – Casey Lucidi
Music: “Euphoric Pain” by Tom Player
Dancers: Alison Coffey, Jackie Dolan, Anna Molinari, Noelle Oxboel, Amber Stewart

Choreographer – Candace Isaacs
Music: “Downtown” by Macklemore
Dancers: Tyler Beauregard, Rachel Butler, Ashanti Emmanuel, Michael Tyler Ham, Kyle Laing, Nicolette Quintero, Yarelis Rivera, Arius West


Dancers to Kick Off 9-Day UCF Celebrates the Arts Festival

It may be hard for arts patrons to sit still during the UCF Celebrates the Arts festival when the university’s annual spring dance concert kicks off the nine-day festival at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts.

With presentations of ballet, tap, jazz, modern, contemporary, pointe and hip-hop, the program will be a celebration of new dance works created by students, faculty and alumni.

Musical theater senior Ashby Carlos, one of the student choreographers whose routine was chosen for the event… (Read more…)