Recent Faculty Accomplishments


Barbara Bashaw, Ed.M. in dance education candidate, and Felice Santorelli, TA, presented two conference sessions at the Eastern District conference of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance in Valley Forge, PA, on February 22–23, 2013. The sessions were attended by university and K–12 educators, as well as pre-service teachers. Sessions were titled Keeping Your Cool: West Side Story, Dance, and Interpersonal Skills; and Mobility-Based Stretching for Grades 6–12.

Frederick Curry taught (along with Dr. Tina Curran, University of Texas at Austin) the two-day workshop “Effort/Dynamics: Exploring Movement Vitality through Laban Movement Analysis and Language of Dance” at the Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies in New York City on February 16–17, 2013. The workshop is part of a series designed for dance educators.

Keith Thompson did creative residency research with Liz Lerman and Bill Pullman at the Carilion Institute of Neurology at Virginia Tech in Roanoke, VA, and in Blacksburg, VA,in March 2013.

Jacqueline Reid traveled as a production stage manager with the Brian Brooks Moving Company to the Egg in Albany, NY, as well as SUNY Oswego in Oswego, NY, and Hillsborough Community College in Tampa, FL, in February 2013.


Maureen Hurd performed with the American Symphony Orchestra at Carnegie Hall on December 5 and 13, 2012. At the December 13 performance Hurd performed the music of Cage, Satie, and Feldman with the orchestra in celebration of John Cage’s 100th birthday.

Kynan Johns conducted the sold-out December 2012’s New Year’s Strauss concerts in Lisbon, Portugal, with the Orquestra Metropolitana at the Belém Cultural Center. Johns will also conduct Ades’ Powder her Face and Chin’s Alice in Wonderland during this season of the New York City Opera.

Michael Powell and John Rojak, two members of the American Brass Quintet, received the Richard J. Bogomolny National Service Award on January 20, 2013, in New York City. The American Brass Quintet’s receipt of this prestigious award marks only the fourth time in 35 years that it has been given to an ensemble.

Joe Tompkins performed Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker 44 times in December 2012 with the New York City Ballet. On New Year’s Eve 2012, he appeared on a national PBS televised broadcast of Live from Lincoln Center with the New York Philharmonic in a concert honoring Marvin Hamlisch. During the month of January 2013, Tompkins performed with Idina Menzel in a concert at Carnegie Hall, with the New York City Ballet Orchestra at Lincoln Center, and on Broadway with the production of Nice Work If You Can Get It.


F. Mitchell Dana designed lighting for The Sound of Music at the Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, N.J. The production ran from November 23 through December 20, 2012.

Pamela Berlin directed and Shane Rettig was the sound designer for The Cripple of Inishmaan, which ran at The Julliard School of Drama from December 6 through December 10, 2012.  

Kevin Kittle directed Blood Potato, presented by the Apothecary Theater Company, a company of Rutgers Theater alumni. It appeared off-off Broadway at the Clurman Theatre at Theatre Row in New York City from November 1 through 24, 2012.  It received an excellent review in The New York Times on November 13, 2012. 

Elizabeth Hope Clancy designed the costumes for the Broadway musical A Christmas Story, which ran from November 5, 2012 to December 30, 2012 at the Lunt-Fontanne Theater in New York City.

 Hanneline Rogeberg is presented in the group exhibition The Rug Pulled Out From Under You: You Lie On the Floor, in Seattle, Wash., from October 30 through January 20, 2013. Rogeberg was a visiting artist, critic, lecturer at the Royal Danish Academy of Art, Copenhagen, Denmark, from November 11 through November 15, 2012, followed by serving as panelist and lecturer at Paradox Maleri at the National Museum of Contemporary Art, Oslo, Norway, on November 16, 2012.

Stephen Westfall and Thomas Nozkowski were presented in the exhibition Conceptual Abstraction at the Hunter College/Times Square Gallery in New York City, from October 5 through November 10, 2012.   Both were mentioned by Holland Cotter in the November 2, 2012, issue of The New York Times.

Marc Handelman’s work is currently on view until April 29, 2013, in the exhibition Modernist Art From India: Radical Terrain, at the Rubin Museum in New York City.

LaToya Ruby Frazier, Photographer and Associate Curator of the Mason Gross Galleries, was featured in the December 2012 issue of Elle Magazine in the article, “Elle’s 2012 Fresh Makers,” featuring the next generation of art-world power players under 35.

Last Update: April 2013