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 with any questions you may have regarding the UD Dance Ensemble. 

Spring 2018 Production: Transparency

The UD Dance Ensemble presented Transparency in Spring Term 2018, co-produced with the Dayton Contemporary Dance Company 2.

  • Choreographers: Amy Renee Jones, Lauren Diadone, Shonna Hickman-Matlock, Elizabeth Ramsey, Matthew Talley, Guest Choreographer – Joshua Manculich
  • Artistic Director: Amy Renee Jones
  • Assistant Director: Lauren Daidone
  • University of Dayton Dancers: Cara Confer, Allison Indelicato, Kelsey Klawonn, Linxin Li, Stacie Motosicke, Elizabeth Musco, Joy Rogers, Lilia Thomas and William Wharton
  • DCDC2 Directors: Shonna Hickman-Matlock and Debbie Blunden Diggs
  • DCDC2 Dancers: Jaelyn Blake, Alexandra Dyer, Heather Cagle, Jasmin Hines, Tasha’ra Maye, Victoria Whisman and Taylor Young
  • Featured Actors: Sam Newkirk and Mary Stoughton
  • Photo Credits: Christian Cubacub

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