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Featured Choreographer: Jionne McMichael

Senior choreographer Jionne McMichael is hoping to entertain the audiences at MCDE’s spring showcase with her tribute to Janet Jackson. Her hard-hitting and fast-paced choreography will be sure to accomplish this goal. This is her third semester choreographing and she couldn’t be more excited to end on such a great note! Jionne has plenty of…

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Featured Choreographer: Kristina Lanza

Junior Kristina Lanza’s fun and sassy dance, “Settle Down,” is all about the power of females. “My friend showed me this song on the train one day a year or two ago. She told me that she could see me choreographing something cool to this dance,” Kristina explains. Although she was hesitant about choreographing to…

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Featured Choreographer: Sam Cillo

“Ways to Go” is Sam Cillo’s fourth and, sadly, final dance with MCDE. Because her piece is the designated “senior spotlight dance,” graduation and the end to the college journey are the inspirations behind the number and she hopes for it to be memorable and a sappy celebration for the senior dancers. Cillo’s choice of songs,…

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Featured Choreographer: Samantha Soprano

Samantha Soprano has been dancing since she was two years old and this semester is currently choreographing her fourth dance for the Marist College Dance Ensemble. Sam chose Hoizer’s “Take Me To Church” because she loves his voice and style. However, when asked about what her piece represents, Sam said, “My piece is a representation…

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Featured Choreographers: Rachel Ringer and Alyssa Covino

Two heads are better than one right? Juniors Alyssa and Rachel definitely fit that saying. The two previous Dance Team members have created an emotional piece that was inspired by the song, “My Immortal.” The song is extremely powerful, allowng them to create a strong piece with a lot of emotion. The story behind the piece…

Featured Choreographer: George Delgrosso

Inspired by his perpetual love of all things Disney, senior George Delgrosso is ready to steal the show with his “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” themed hip hop dance. According to George, his whole idea is a spin off of the movie’s songs “Whistle While You Work,” appropriately changed to “Werk,” and “is supposed…

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Featured Choreographer: Alex Polzun

With unparalleled enthusiasm and passion, freshman Alex Polzun is making a splash as a new choreographer for MCDE. Over his 16 years of dance experience, Alex has been trained in a variety of different styles including tap, jazz, ballet, musical theatre, lyrical, contemporary and acrobatics. This semester, however, he chose to bring a fun, upbeat…