CCM showcases the work of student choreographers March 7-9. Photography by Will Brenner.

CCM showcases the work of student choreographers March 7-9. Photography by Will Brenner.

CCM proudly presents the next Studio Series production, featuring the original works of student dance choreographers, March 7-9 in UC’s Cohen Family Studio Theater. This production is free and open to the general public, but reservations are required. The 2013 Choreographers Showcase is directed by Assistant Professor of Dance Deirdre Carberry.

CCM Dance is constantly innovating and presenting new choreography, and this showcase is no exception. Junior ballet major Elizabeth Ernst found her inspiration in a set of traditional Latin pieces arranged by Cincinnati’s beloved “Prince of Pops” Erich Kunzel. “I knew that I wanted to choreograph for the show,” she explains. “But I had no idea what I wanted to do until one day I was cleaning my room and listening to music when one of the songs [arranged by Kunzel] came on, and I could not stop dancing! I knew from that point on that if I was going to choreograph, it was going to be to that music.” Ballet with a Latin twist was the result of Ernst’s vision, involving dancers performing to a recording of the Cincinnati Pops.

According to Ernst, “one of the great things about this show is that no two pieces are alike.” Jennifer Levin, senior ballet major, can certainly speak to that. Levin is a performer with UC’s International Dance Team, Dhadak, a Bollywood Fusion team that travels and competes all around the United States. Last year, this unique team ranked fourth in the nation at Bollywood America, a fusion dance championship competition.

“I have fallen in love with this style and the Indian culture as a whole,” says Levin. “I wanted to create a piece that combined my personal contemporary choreographic style with what I have learned about Bollywood Fusion. It is such an energetic movement that leaves you captivated, waiting to see what will happen next.”

If you want to see what happens next, join CCM Dance for the Student Choreographers’ Showcase this week.

Performance Dates

  • 8 p.m. Thursday, March 7
  • 8 p.m. Friday, March 8
  • 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, March 9

Cohen Family Studio Theater, CCM Village
University of Cincinnati

Tickets for the CCM Dance Student Choreographers’ Showcase are FREE, but reservations are required. Please visit the CCM Box Office or call 513-556-4183 to reserve. Limit two tickets per order.

Parking and Directions
Parking is available in the CCM Garage (located at the base of Corry Boulevard off Jefferson Avenue) and additional garages throughout the UC campus. Please visit for more information on parking rates.

For directions to CCM Village, visit

CCM Season Presenting Sponsor: The Otto M. Budig Family Foundation

Community Partner: ArtsWave

The Dance Division gratefully acknowledges the support of The Corbett Endowment at CCM.

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