About Being

Dance Ensemble

The UD Dance Ensemble is an organization dedicated to providing students with an opportunity to further their training in the technical and performance aspects of dance. The UD Dance Ensemble hosts two main stage performances throughout the academic year. The UD Dance Ensemble is in partnership with the world renowned Dayton Contemporary Dance Company. Our ensemble dancers are mentored by dance professionals who are actively working in their professional field. Students interested in becoming a member of the ensemble are required to attend an audition consisting of ballet, jazz, modern, contemporary, and improv. We accept dancers of all levels, backgrounds, and majors. You do not have to be a TDP major to audition for the ensemble. Auditions are held early in the fall semester. Please feel free to contact Amy Renee Jones at ajones5@udayton.edu with any questions you may have regarding the UD Dance Ensemble. 

Spring 2017 Production: About Being

The UD Dance Ensemble presented About Being in Spring Term 2017, co-produced with the Dayton Contemporary Dance Company 2.

  • Choreographers: Amy Renee Jones, Shonna Hickman-Matlock, Debbie Blunden-Diggs, Qarrianne Blayr, Crystal Michelle, Jennifer Harge
  • Artistic Director: Amy Renee Jones
  • Assistant Director: Lauren Daidone
  • University of Dayton Dancers: Emily Hoagland, Haley Lehn, Linxin Li, Jillian Mitchell, Elizabeth Musco, Joy Rogers, Daniel Sheldon, Marisa Sponzilli, William Wharton
  • DCDC2 Directors: Shonna Hickman-Matlock and Debbie Blunden Diggs
  • DCDC2 Dancers: Halie Ayers, Jaelyn Blake, Alexis Diggs, Sterling Faust, Alexandria Flewellen, Jasmin Hines, Zena Maddox, Christina Ross, Taylor Young
  • Photo Credits: Audrey Ingram and Scott Robbins

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Theatre, Dance, and Performance Technology Program

Fitz Hall 475 
300 College Park 
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 2945