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Local Students Receive Snowy Range Summer Dance Festival Scholarships

June 20, 2012 — The University of Wyoming's Department of Theatre and Dance has awarded scholarships to young performers to attend the university's annual Snowy Range Summer Dance Festival July 11-22.

Students participate in 11 days of intensive study with distinguished faculty from around the country. Festival activities include seminars, student performances, lectures and two evenings of discussion with teaching faculty.

Scholarships were awarded after an audition process and provided by long-time dance festival supporters at UW, in the Laramie community and by additional donors in the state of Wyoming and beyond.

The festival concludes with public performances. The free student showcase is 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 18, in the College of Arts and Sciences auditorium.

The gala concert is 4 p.m. Saturday, July 21, in the College of Arts and Sciences auditorium. Admission is $10 in advance and $12 at the door.

Scholarships were awarded to the following students:

Aurora, Colo. -- Elly Shin, Cherry Creek Dance.

Casper -- McKenna Silva, Rocky Mountain School of Dance.

Centennial, Colo. -- Ariana Hartanov, Cherry Creek Dance.

Cheyenne -- Elizabeth Daly, En Avant Dance Studio.

Denver, Colo. -- Olivia Arthur, Emma Knor, Seamus Paert and Charlotte Thayer, all with Cherry Creek Dance.

Grand Junction, Colo. -- Sydnee Kimmel, Absolute Dance.

Jackson -- Quinn and Riley Liljestrom, Dancers Workshop.

Jay, Fla. -- Cydney Covert, P.A.C.E. Studio.

Pace, Fla. -- Alyssa Quigley, P.A.C.E. Studio.

Rapid City, S.D. -- Katie Beck and Mariah Brewer, Prima School of Dance; and Heidi Carlson, Chandraya Foos and Avery Lux, Academy of Dance Arts.

Scottsbluff, Neb. -- Mackinzie Gregory, The Dance Company.

Torrington -- Davin Gerrard, 28th Avenue Dance Studio.

Windsor, Colo. -- Taylor Cox, Canyon Concert Dance.

Choreographer Rosy Goodman is among the instructors at the University of Wyoming Snowy Range Summer Dance Festival.

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