Adjunct Professor and Choreographer to Present New Work

Through the initiative of Adjunct Professor and Choreographer Colleen McArdle, of Riverdale, six dance students at County College of Morris (CCM) will have the opportunity to perform on a New York City stage this month.

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Colleen McArdle, adjunct faculty member at County College of Morris, dancer and choreographer

The dancers will be performing a new piece, “Once,” choreographed by McArdle as part of the HATCH Presenting Series. The HATCH series provides a forum for choreographers to investigate new work, present work in process and engage in dialogue with the audience. Performances take place at The Works Studio, 131 West 24th Street, New York City. The CCM dancers will perform on Saturday, March 30, at 8 p.m. Tickets, available at the door, are $20 general admission and $15 for students.

The CCM students who will be dancing in the performance are Kara Byrnes, of Andover; Noelle Cappuzzo, of Succasunna; Courtney Crerand, of Lake Hiawatha; Jessica Giraldo, of Wharton; Grace Logue, of Vernon; and Sabrina Olivieri, of Long Valley.

“I have participated in this program several times and am delighted at the opportunity to return,” says McArdle. “This is a wonderful chance for our students to have the real-world experience of performing in a professional NYC venue for dance.”

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