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2024 Student Concert

June 2, 2024 at 3pm

McConnell Arts Center
777 Evening Street | Worthington, OH



Stillness, Dance With Us!

ChoreoLab: Henson Brannan-Smith, Willa Chaves Forst, Adelaide Hess, Ollie Hauer, Lucille Soderberg

Featuring: Sarah Price

Instructor: Dr. Rachael Riggs Leyva
Music: Aivi & Surasshu; Imogene Heap & Dan O’Neill


Jumping Swans

Youth Ballet: Lesley Acuña, Michaela Cartwright, Braylon Stafa

Instructor: Sarah Vah

Music: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky


Kitchen Dancing

Creative Modern: Clara Blake, Maxine Carson, Riley Clevinger, Joni Holley, Elton Starr

Instructor: Alicia Hann
Music: Joe Turner


Follow Me Into the Storm

Youth Modern: Jack Leyva, Fallon Mermis, Lucille Soderberg, Nora Vaughn

Instructor: Dr. Rachael Riggs Leyva

Music: Kenneth C M Young, Astro's Playroom


Something That I Want

Kids and Youth Jazz: Lilia Joseph, Claire Melchi, Anastasia Palmer, Riley Starkey, Rowan Strader, Camden Wachauf

Instructor: Lisa Horton

Music: Grace Potter


Adventure and Beyond

Kids Modern 2: Henson Brannan-Smith, Ellie Casto, Willa Chaves Forst, Johnny Clager, Clara Clementz, Audrey Evans, Ollie Hauer, Adelaide Hess, June Hite, Isabel Hogan

Instructor: Dr. Rachael Riggs Leyva

Music: Dan Mangan & Ryan Carlson


Better Place

Kids Tap: Lennon Starr, featuring Sarah Vah

Instructor: Sarah Vah

Music: "Better Place" by *NSYNC & Justin Timberlake


Tortoise and the Hare

Kids Modern 1:  Mercy Brannan-Smith, Alex DeHeaton, Maira Franz, Sophia Pudel, Nora Spradlin

Instructor: Sarah Price

Music: Superstar I, Cirque du Soleil, Jean-François Côté



Kids Ballet 1: Lorelai Barton, Ara Cain, Aviyah Harvey, Sophia Sico

Instructor: Sarah Vah
Music: Ari Leff, Michael Matosic & Thomas Newman


Sharoundelay of Words and Birds
Part 1: Word Salad,  Part 2: Birds of Calm

This dance is completely improvised, using chance methods and improvisational scores.

ChoreoLab: Henson Brannan-Smith, Willa Chaves Forst, Adelaide Hess, Ollie Hauer, Lucille Soderberg

Instructor: Dr. Rachael Riggs Leyva

Music: Imogene Heap & Dan O’Neill




Our amazing volunteers: Ellie Bearss, Amy Booth, Stacy Brannan-Smith, Anne Raspe, Sarah Santilli, Lexi & Keith Soderberg, Meghan Western


Kim Goodman and The McConnell Arts Center staff

Chris Leyva




Teaching Staff: Alicia Hann, Lisa Horton, Rachael Riggs Leyva, Sarah Price, Jasmine Shafley, Sarah Vah


Admin Staff: Grace Glowacki, Sarah Hixon, Jasmine Shafley


We CELEBRATE & THANK YOU for dancing with us this year! You are all awesome, creative, strong, caring dancers and families and we look forward to growing with you again next year!

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