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Dance Alumnae Stories
Mount Holyoke students and alumnae can conduct informational interviews with alumnae working in the field through the Alumnae Association Career Directory. Search alumnae by major or career field. In addition, some alumnae are participating in the Alumnae Stay Program which is a network of Alumnae who have offered to temporarily host students or alumnae traveling for academic or professional growth.
Lila Reid '15: Mount Holyoke gave me the opportunity to fuse my interests in dance and teaching through a career-oriented and practical approach.
Merli V. Guerra '09: taking Beginning Classical Indian Dance led to me touring the world with Devi’s company and the Deborah Abel Dance Company.
Loren Robertson '06: At MHC, I majored in Dance and minored in Film, now I run a videography business in California.
Kate Bailey '08: as a dance major, my interest in formulating my own Pilates-based movement series based on spirals later turned into my honors thesis.
Kaitlin McCarthy '09: As a writer and dancer, I look for the values expressed within the dance, and evaluate how well the piece fulfilled those values.
Margaret Wiss ’16 made her choreographic debut at the Biomorphic Dance Festival in NYC.
Heather Southwick '90: While in graduate school, I began to combine my love of dance and medicine through an internship with Boston Ballet.
Zoé Emilie Henrot '12: one of my favorite aspects of SPCB is the fact the Company artists have a voice in every aspect of each performance.
Erica Berman ’05: In the theater department, I explored my artistry, gained confidence in my storytelling abilities and expanded my artistic world view.
Clare Schweitzer '12: as a double major in dance and mathematics, I found that many threads ran through my two fields of study.
Alison Bory '97: my desire to explore dance as a physical, creative, and intellectual endeavor has determined the course of my professional life.
Margaret (Mollie) Frederiksen '13: My history as a dancer combined with my interest in the human body and how it works drew me towards dance medicine.
Kristin Colvin Young '97: They can say no, and from the start, I relied on my love of Dance.
Rain Ross '2000: Studying at MHC, gave me a breadth of experiences that have given me choices in my professional and personal goals.
Lynette P. Rizzo: Learning about many facets of dance opened my eyes to a range of possibilities and prepared me to take on each opportunity I encountered.
Christiana Axelsen '03: I was encouraged and challenged to pursue those things that I am truly passionate about with rigor and discipline.
Rebecca Malcolm-Naib '87: the dance program at MHC nurtured and launched my multi-faceted career in dance.
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