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Dance Concert Features “So You Think You Can Dance” Hip-hop Artist Musa Cooper, “Alchemist” Lauren Quattro
04/13/2007

Dance Concert Features “So You Think You Can Dance” Hip-hop Artist Musa Cooper, “Alchemist” Lauren Quattro
The Division of Performing Arts at Frostburg State University will present the spring dance concert, “Peace, Love, and Faith in Oneself,” featuring diverse dance styles such as lyrical, hip-hop, jazz, modern and contemporary ballet. Performances will take place at 7:30 p.m. on May 4 and 5 in the Performing Arts Center’s Drama Theatre.

Just in time for spring, the dance concert will highlight electrifying performances by special guest artist Musa Cooper from the hit television show, “So You Think You Can Dance,” and the work of guest choreographer Lauren Quattro from Alchemy Dance Company. A new piece by interim director Desiree Witt titled "The Contemporary Anarchist" will also be featured, along with choreography by dance company members Kelly Jones, Antonia deBarros, Katie Weedon, Ashley Askins and Jessica Seminerio.

Musa Cooper danced into hearts as a finalist during the second season of “So You Think You Can Dance” in 2006. Cooper, a dancer and model, specializes in hip-hop and street funk styles. He has performed for both Jay-Z and Beyoncé Knowles and danced on tour with Macy Gray and Neil Young. He also made cameo appearances on television programs such as “Sex in the City” and has acted in several television commercials. A self-taught mover from the East Coast, Cooper is known for energizing audiences with highly rhythmic and acrobatic performances.

Guest choreographer Lauren Quattro has appeared in countless performances including “The Nutcracker” and “Carmina Burana,” and she also toured with the Cody Clark Ensemble. Currently co-director of Alchemy Dance Company in Morgantown, W.Va., Quattro has trained in classical ballet, pointe, modern, jazz, tap, Hawaiian/Tahitian and Russian character dance for nearly 20 years.

Tickets to the spring dance concert are $5 for students and $10 for the general public. For reservations and information, please call (301) 687-7462, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Situated in the mountains of Allegany County, Frostburg State University is one of the 13 institutions of the University System of Maryland. FSU is a comprehensive, residential regional university and serves as an educational and cultural center for Western Maryland.

For more information about FSU, contact the Office of Admissions at (301) 687-4201 or visit the University’s Web site at www.frostburg.edu.

FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services, and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. You may request accommodations through the ADA Compliance Office at (301) 687-4102, TDD (301) 687-7955.

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