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10/23/2017 #PittsburghMe: Meet Carmella Cuomo, Dance Major
"The most rewarding part about being a dancer is the feeling you get after you know you did your personal best at something. That is when I feel the most alive."
10/18/2017 Dance Alumnus Returns to Campus to Host Master Classes with Alonzo King LINES Ballet
Meet James Gowan, a 2015 B.F.A. in dance alumnus.
10/12/2017 Point Park Students Share University Experience With Their Parents at Family Weekend 2017
“This was my first time participating in Family Weekend. I was so excited to show my mom around the city so that she can see just how mesmerizing it is,” said student Princess Winder.
9/29/2017 Dance Department Hosts The Renfrew Center to Educate Students About Eating Disorders
"Our dancers total well-being is important to us, and we want to ensure that our students are provided with access to resources to be truly successful at Point Park," said Garfield Lemonius.
9/8/2017 Accounting and Dance Alumna Working for Ministry of Health in New Zealand
Meet Kiri Richards, 2010 accounting and dance graduate and principal advisor for the New Zealand Ministry of Health.
9/6/2017 B.F.A. in Dance Program Ranked as One of 10 Best in the Country
Point Park University is ranked No. 8 on this year’s OnStage Blog list.
9/1/2017 Conservatory Dance Company 2017-18 Lineup
Student Choreography Project opens the season Oct. 13.
8/24/2017 Alumnae Ali Geroche and Anaya Bobst Land Prestigious Dance Internship with The Yard
"Many of The Yard's former staff and interns have come out of the dance and theatre programs from Point Park," said Holly Jones, director of artist services. "We absolutely love Point Park alumni for their strong work ethic, discipline and creativity."
8/24/2017 Point Park University Welcoming One of Its Largest Incoming Classes this Fall
More than 850 U.S. and international freshmen and transfer students are enrolled at Point Park for the fall.
8/22/2017 Playbill Ranks Point Park as a Top 10 College on Broadway
Conservatory of Performing Arts ranked No. 8 on the Top 10 list.
8/3/2017 From Point Park to Pittsburgh CLO: Summer Season Casts Students, Alumni On-and-Off Stage
Fifteen students and alumni are working on-and-off-stage in Disney's Newsies, In the Heights and Mamma Mia!
7/27/2017 Student Spotlight: Lauren Gerlowski, Dance and Global Cultural Studies Double Major
Learn about the opportunities Gerlowski has on and off campus as a double major in dance and global cultural studies.
7/17/2017 Versatility of Point Park's Dance Program Prepares Ahmad Simmons for Broadway
Ahmad Simmons resume includes Eisenhower Dance, River North Dance Chicago, Parsons Dance, CATS and the remake of Dirty Dancing on ABC.
7/5/2017 Musical Theatre Alumnus Connor Russell Stars as Flounder in Disney's The Little Mermaid
"My four years at Point Park were integral to my growth as an artist, so having the opportunity to come back years later to this city that has so many memories for me is very special," he said.
6/27/2017 Point Park's Dance Program Prepares Student for Giordano Dance Chicago Mentorship
"Between the rigorous training and the faculty who help you find your own path, you are leaving with so much in the bag. I feel so confident taking on this industry after studying at Point Park," she said.
5/2/2017 National High School Dance Festival Returns to Point Park University Feb. 28 - March 4, 2018
More than 1,500 high school dance students will participate in auditions, master classes and concerts, and make new friends from around the world at Point Park University.
3/20/2017 Alumna Gabriella Sorrentino is a Dance Captain for Hamilton | Broadway in Chicago
"I teach current cast and future replacements the show, take notes throughout the week (which are given out to the cast), run rehearsals and collaborate with the creative team," she said.
3/2/2017 #PittsburghMe: Meet Nikki Morath, Dance Major
"I’ve been able to take master classes with world-renowned choreographers and guest artists, as well as perform amongst peers and professionals."
2/28/2017 Creation, Collaboration and Improvisation Theme of Pilobolus Master Class with Dancers
Five company members from Pilobolus' Shadowland led a master class with Point Park dance students Feb. 10.
2/6/2017 Musical Theatre Major Tony Lorrich Performs in The Royale at City Theatre Company
"The idea that Point Park's program could mold me into a triple threat excited me and pushed me to apply, audition and eventually attend," Lorrich said.
1/20/2017 Alumna Sarah Meahl Performing in Cirque du Soleil's PARAMOUR on Broadway
"I had incredible teachers who taught me the skills I needed to thrive in New York City," said Meahl.
1/9/2017 Honors Program Students Pay it Forward Through On-Campus Volunteer Activities
During the fall semester students sponsored "Pink Feet," a series of events to increase awareness and raise money for breast cancer research — specifically for Susan G. Komen Pittsburgh — raising $1,200.
12/13/2016 Faculty Profile: Meet Mark Burrell, Assistant Professor of Dance
"Stepping directly off of the Broadway stage into a studio has been exhilarating while watching the young artists cling to every word and detail of my personal stories that have shaped my career," Burrell said.
12/6/2016 #PittsburghMe: Meet Lauren Joseph, Public Relations and Advertising Major
"I have worked extremely hard to build relationships, gain professional experience, and to make fun memories while at Point Park."
12/2/2016 President Hennigan Signs Final Beam for New Pittsburgh Playhouse
"For the first time in 50 years, Point Park's entire physical campus will be in Downtown Pittsburgh," Hennigan said.
11/30/2016 Point Park University Alumni in Showbiz Reunite in Times Square for "Pittsburgh on Broadway"
"Point Park got me to Broadway by instilling a great work ethic, drive and a diversified sense of storytelling from all of my class work," said alumna Rachel Stevens.
10/18/2016 Faculty Profile: Meet Colleen Hooper, Dance
"Students in my class take a very active role in their learning. I present them with ideas, readings, and performance goals, and I expect them to work individually and collaboratively to understand these concepts and to share their opinions and reflections," said Hooper.
10/13/2016 More than 400 Family Members Visit Point Park's Downtown Pittsburgh Campus for Family Weekend
Point Park University's annual Family Weekend was held Oct. 7-9 and included activities on campus and throughout Pittsburgh.
10/12/2016 2016 Musical Theatre Alumnus Peter Hughes is a Mainstage Performer for Disney Cruise Line
"Point Park prepares triple threats ... The esteemed faculty teach a strong foundation for auditioning, focusing on maintaining a motivated and professional attitude," said Hughes.
9/13/2016 Conservatory of Performing Arts Receives National Recognition
Point Park University's Conservatory recognized by two top 10 lists.
9/6/2016 Troy Centofanto Recruits Top Talent for Point Park's Conservatory of Performing Arts
"Point Park’s Conservatory of Performing Arts is one of the top conservatories in the country. Having the opportunity to work with the current and future leaders of the industry is very exciting and rewarding," Centofanto said.
8/17/2016 Point Park Welcomes 14 New Full-Time Faculty
Meet new faculty who bring real-world experience into the classes they teach.
7/13/2016 Alumna Taylor Goska Discovered Dual Passions for Dance and Psychology at Point Park
Meet Taylor Goska, a 2015 dance and psychology alumna who now works for Bel Air Dance Academy and Jewish Community Services.
5/17/2016 Dance Majors Train with Sought-After Choreographers for Signature Spring Concert
The concert featured choreography by Sonya Tayeh, Matthew Powell, Larry Keigwin and MADBOOTS Dance.
5/12/2016 Alessia Ruffolo Selected as Dancer at Tanztheater-Staatstheater Kassel in Germany
"This is my first real job, so I feel as though I am constantly learning what it means to be an artist; to take classes, rehearse, communicate and express my ideas in a professional manner," Ruffolo said.
4/25/2016 People of Point Park: Casey Landon, '16 and Cassandra Hershberger, '17 are Strong Women for Stronger Girls
As members of the Point Park chapter of Strong Women, Strong Girls, Casey Landon, '16 and Cassandra Hershberger, '17 support the growth of girls in low-income communities throughout the region.
4/1/2016 Accounting Students Finish First Place Again at Auditing Case Study Competition
The Dollar Draft Knights, captured first place at the Institute of Internal Auditors Pittsburgh Chapter Case Study Competition March 21 at Schneider Downs.
3/22/2016 Faculty Profile: Meet Jason McDole, Assistant Professor of Dance
"I love walking into class knowing that my students are there to learn about what they love. I find so much joy teaching young people who really want to commit to what's in their hearts," McDole says.
3/6/2016 Hundreds of Scholarships Awarded to High School Dancers at NHSDF Closing Ceremony
More than 300 students received scholarships at the NHSDF closing ceremony to help them pursue their dreams of a career in dance.
3/5/2016 Alumni in Parsons Dance Company Host Master Class at Point Park for NHSDF 2016
Dance alumni Ian Spring and Ahmad Simmons led the master class on March 4. Check out photos from the class.
3/4/2016 NHSDF Brings High School Dancers from Around the World to Point Park's Downtown Campus
From Australia and Bermuda to South Carolina and California, 1,300 dancers from 78 high schools traveled from near and far to Downtown Pittsburgh for the 2016 National High School Dance Festival hosted by Point Park University.
2/29/2016 Point Park Welcomes 1,300 High School Dancers to Downtown Pittsburgh for NHSDF, March 3-6
High school students will converge on campus this week from across the country and around the world for the 2016 National High School Dance Festival. Follow updates on social media: #NHSDF2016.
2/23/2016 International Faculty Come to Point Park From Around the Globe
Meet Point Park's faculty who hail from various countries around the world.
2/14/2016 Celebrating Valentine's Day: Love Stories from Campus
Alumni couples share stories of how they met as students at Point Park University.
2/14/2016 People of Point Park: John,'79, and Lizann,'80, Tokarski Share the Secret for Lifelong Love
John, '79, and Lizann, '80, Tokarski met and fell in love as students at Point Park and they are sharing their secrets for a happy marriage with the Point Park community.
2/2/2016 Conservatory Dance Company Presents World Premiere of 'Five'
'Five' is a collaborative work by Ruben Graciani and Kiesha Lalama, Feb. 5-14 at the Pittsburgh Playhouse.
12/23/2015 Students Train with Industry Professionals to Stage Contemporary Choreographers
Choreography by Gregory Dolbashian, Ori Flomin, Jessica Hendricks & Septime Webre.
12/1/2015 SAEM and Dance Programs Help 2015 Alumna Land Role as a Company Dancer
Meet Christina Cairns, a 2015 graduate of the Point Park's sports, arts and entertainment and dance degree programs.
12/1/2015 World Cultures Dance Week Exposes Students to a Variety of Styles and Techniques
Irish Step Dancing, West African Drumming, Buddhist Meditation, Salsa and more were taught during the week.
11/19/2015 Freshman Dance Majors Perform at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh's Anniversary Gala
Six weeks into their first semester, 60 freshman dance majors performed at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center.
11/18/2015 Point Park's Family Weekend draws a crowd to campus, Pittsburgh for weekend of fun
This year's Family Weekend drew nearly 500 family members to Point Park from across Pennsylvania and as far away as Texas, Florida, and Illinois.
11/2/2015 #PittsburghMe: Meet Ali Geroche, Dance Major
Learn what dance major Ali Geroche loves about living and learning in Downtown Pittsburgh.
10/2/2015 People of Point Park: Peter Wentzel, '81 goes from dance to finance
Point Park alumnus, Peter Wentzel, '81, turned a degree in dance into a career in production finance for television and film.
9/22/2015 Dance Student Christian Warner Awarded Dizzy Feet Foundation Scholarship
"I am grateful for having come to Point Park. All of the experiences that I have had, good and bad, have taught me so many lessons that I am eternally grateful for," said Warner.
9/15/2015 Dance Alumnus Joshua Manculich Honored With Princess Grace Award
Joshua Manculich is the third Point Park grad to receive the Princess Grace Award.
8/31/2015 Conservatory Dance Company 2015-2016 lineup
The Student Choreography Project kicks off the season, Oct. 1-3.
8/26/2015 Point Park Welcomes 18 New Full-Time Faculty
New faculty bring industry expertise and real-world experience into the classes they teach.
7/27/2015 #PittsburghMe: Meet Dance Major Andrew McShea
Learn what dance major Andrew McShea loves about living and learning in Pittsburgh
7/10/2015 Faculty Q&A: Meet Ruben Graciani, Chair and Associate Professor of Dance
"I love the energy when I come to work, not just from the students, but also from the city. It's really encouraging," Graciani said. Watch his video to learn more.
6/18/2015 Dance and Accounting Double Major Studies Abroad at American University of Rome
Student Julia Grubbs talks about her experience studying abroad and why she recommends Point Park's dance and accounting programs.
6/5/2015 Point Park hosts 2016 National High School Dance Festival
1,200 student dancers from around the world visit campus, March 3-6, 2016.
5/18/2015 #PittsburghMe: Meet Ali Chain, Dance Major
Learn what Senior Dance major Ali Chain loves about living and learning in Downtown Pittsburgh.
5/5/2015 Dance Major Performs at Cuba International Dance Competition and Workshop
Sasha Alvarez discusses her experience performing in Cuba and what it's like to be a student at Point Park University.
4/20/2015 #PittsburghMe: Meet Caroline Loeser, Dance Major
Learn what Junior Dance major Caroline Loeser loves about living and learning in Downtown Pittsburgh.
3/6/2015 Dance Alumna Alexandra Pernice Performing in North American Tour of Phantom of the Opera
Pernice performs in the Corps de Ballet and is the Meg Giry understudy in the North American Tour.
2/24/2015 Dance Majors Take Master Class with Desmond Richardson, Complexions Contemporary Ballet
A professional dancer with more than 30 years of experience, Desmond Richardson was a principal dancer with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, American Ballet Theater and Ballet Frankfurt. He has performed with Michael Jackson, Prince, Madonna and Aretha Franklin.
2/23/2015 Sesame Street Live Features Alumnae Alexandra Zegar and Eileen Janesz
Zegar landed the role of Count Von Count and Janesz plays the role of Elmo. The alumni discuss how the education and training they received at Point Park prepared them for professional success.
1/28/2015 Alumnus Callan Bergmann Lands Role in Pippin, Hosts Q&A with Theatre Students
Bergmann plays Lewis and is Pippin's understudy in the first national tour of Pippin the Musical.
1/23/2015 Jay Kirk, Professor of Dance, Specializes in Classical Ballet and Kinesiology
Kirk has danced professionally with the Americana Dance Theatre, Dallas Ballet, Cincinnati Ballet, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, Chicago Ballet and others.
12/10/2014 Contemporary Choreographers Features Work by Alumnus Luke Murphy
Murphy, a 2009 graduate, had a lot to share about his time as a student and how Point Park helped to prepare him for his future. Learn more in the Q&A.
11/12/2014 'Student Choreography Project' Offers Dance Students a Unique Learning Experience
The Student Choreography Project is an innovative production that is completely student produced; choreographers have the responsibility of holding formal auditions, casting dancers, running rehearsals and making costume decisions.
9/26/2014 ‘Student Choreography Project’ to be streamed live worldwide
Watch the live streamed performances at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Oct. 4.
8/1/2014 Dance Minor, SAEM Major Gaining Industry Experience at Andy Warhol Museum
"The biggest influence I had in choosing Point Park was the dance program," said Brooke Perkins.
7/31/2014 Conservatory Dance Announces New Season
Student Choreography Project kicks off the dance season Oct. 3 in the GRW Performance Studio.
5/13/2014 Education Major Sara Mahmood Named Point Park's Outstanding Graduating Senior
Mahmood earned a bachelor's degree in elementary education with a dual certification in Pre-K through fourth grade and Pre-K through eighth grade special education.
4/8/2014 Point Park Welcomes High School Students for Summer Workshops
From screenwriting to a mock crime scene, Point Park offers a wide array of camps and workshops this summer.
3/19/2014 Alumnus Performing in Tour of West Side Story Hosts Master Class on Campus
2013 musical theatre alumnus Jonathan Freeland talks about his current role in West Side Story and his Point Park experience.
12/23/2013 2012 Alumnus Earns Best Actor Nomination for Web Television Awards
Connor Russell stars in 'The Hinterlands,' a musical web series.
12/4/2013 Conservatory Dance Company Presents Nicolas Petrov's ‘Romeo and Juliet’
Point Park University’s Conservatory Dance Company honored Professor Nicolas Petrov with a full-length production of Sergei Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet, Dec. 10-15 at the Pittsburgh Playhouse.
12/2/2013 Acclaimed Alumnus Rob Ashford Directs NBC's 'The Sound of Music Live!'
The Sound of Music Live! will be televised at 8 p.m. on NBC, Dec. 5.
11/12/2013 Conservatory Dance Presents Contemporary Choreographers
Point Park dance students perform Nov. 15-24 in the George Rowland White Performance Studio.
10/4/2013 Dance and History Grad Spends Five Months in Israel Dancing and Studying Culture
Meet Nicole Jones, a 2013 Point Park graduate who earned bachelor's degrees in dance and history.
7/15/2013 Alumni Land Jobs at Parsons Dance
Meet 2005 alumna Lauren Garson and 2009 alumnus Ian Spring.
7/15/2013 Alumni Profile: Meet Lauren Garson, Parsons Dance
The 2005 dance alumna participated in the Pre-Professional Dance program before attending Point Park. She credits Point Park for providing her an education that prepared her to succeed in her career.
7/15/2013 Alumnus Ian Spring Credits Point Park's Dance Program for Professional Success
"I would be no where near the dancer I am today had it not been for the teachers I had at Point Park and the classes I took," Spring said.
7/3/2013 Conservatory Dance Company Announces 2013-2014 season
Point Park honors retiring internationally renowned choreographer Nicolas Petrov with his production of Romeo and Juliet in December.
5/17/2013 Houston Metropolitan Dance Company is Home to Six Point Park Alumni
Dance alumni Mia Angelini, Allie Kronick, Marlana Doyle, Patti Hogan, Kiki Lucas and Terrill Mitchell discuss their Point Park experience and offer career advice to students.

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