Arnhold Graduate Dance Education Program
Thanks to a special partnership with Hunter's Arnhold Graduate Dance Education Program, the Muse Scholars receive personalized instruction in dance movement and criticism from faculty and graduate students enrolled in the program.
During classes led by Arnhold Dance Education Director Kathleen Isaac (photo, left) and graduate students, Muse Scholars learn how to appreciate and critique dance using professional analytical skills.
Students also hit the dance floor, learning new techniques during special workshops, which have been held both on and off campus at venues including Ballet Hispanico, Dance Theatre of Harlem, and Studio 353.
Since the Muse Scholars began its partnership with the Arnhold program in 2011, the scholars have had the opportunity to work with several excellent graduate student dance instructors, including:
- Lannette Alvarez, who instructed the students in modern dance at Studio 353 to prepare them for performances at the 2013 Fall for Dance Festival by The Martha Graham Dance Company, Doug Elkins Choreography, Etc., and Dorrance Dance
- Danielle Harris, who gave lessons in jazz dance, complementing a Muse outing to see Wynton Marsalis's jazz oratorio Blood on the Fields at Jazz at Lincoln Center
- Jessica Lewis, who taught a modern-dance lesson at Studio 353 to contextualize performances by Mark Morris Dance Group and other companies featured at the 2014 Fall for Dance Festival
- Elizabeth Portnoy, who led a ballet class at Ballet Hispanico, a Manhattan organization that celebrates Latino cultures through dance
- Sharmita Saha and Prashant Sitaram, who instructed Muses in Bollywood Fusion Kathakl