Students rehearse for community choreographer and CMU alum Rebecca Fleishman's new work, "Today I Rise."


Fall for Dance features new contemporary choreography

CMU’s Dance Program will present its annual Fall for Dance November 18 and 19 in the Robinson Theatre in the Moss Performing Arts Center.

The concert will feature work by guest choreographer Jessica Taylor of DAMAGEDANCE, whose physical contemporary choreography will open the show. Fall for Dance will also be the CMU debut of new faculty member Meredith Lyons, formerly of Bates College in Maine. Lyons has collaborated with a composer to create an original score for her new work. Featured student choreographers in Fall for Dance are Molly Cozadd, Destiny Archuleta and Jenna Wadleigh, who has choreographed an intriguing tap dance set to spoken word poetry. Rounding out the concert is choreography by dance program director Megan Glynn and community choreographer Rebecca Fleishman.

Jessica Taylor received her dance degree from Point Park University Dance Conservatory in Pittsburgh. In 2010 she founded DAMAGEDANCE, whose work has been seen in New York City at the Rover Soho, Merce Cunningham Studios, the Ailey Citigroup Theater, Judson Church and Steps on Broadway, among many others.  Now located in Denver, DAMAGEDANCE has made its state debuts at the Dairy Arts Center and the Colorado Ballet Black Box Theater.  

Tickets for Fall for Dance are $12 for adults, $8 for seniors and $6 for students and are available online at or by calling the box office at 970.248.1604.

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Laura Bradley, CMU Box Office Manager

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