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, lower left) and/or 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.
Elizabeth Portnoy, an Arnhold graduate student, has led ballet at Ballet Hispanico, a Manhattan organization that celebrates Latino cultures through dance; Arnhold graduate students Sharmita Saha and Prashant Sitaram instructed Muses in Bollywood Fusion Kathakl. Danielle Harris 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. Lannette Alvarez instructed the students in modern dance moves at Studio 353 to prepare them for performances they attended at the 2013 Fall for Dance Festival by The Martha Graham Dance Company, Doug Elkins Choreography, Etc., and Dorrance Dance.