Panoramic Dance Project is an academic dance company of NC State University that presents a variety of dance styles in a world context with a focus on African, hip-hop and Latin dance. Explore culturally rich dance traditions with renowned artists and scholars such as Chuck Davis and Willie Hinton. As a member of the Panoramic Dance Project, you’ll:
- Take technique classes in a variety of dance styles in a world context
- Learn from and collaborate with prominent guest choreographers and teachers
- Develop and perform your own choreography
The company performs works by the Dance Program faculty, invited guest artists and student members. Francine Ott is the artistic director of the company. Learn about auditions for the Panoramic Dance Project.
When do you rehearse?
Classes and rehearsals are held on Monday and Wednesday evenings, 6 to 9 p.m., and on the first and third Saturdays of the month from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
When do you perform?
The company performs annually in the Dance Program Fall Concert and presents a formal spring concert at NC State as well as performs in other on and off campus venues. Recent projects include a mixed media modern dance performance at the NC Museum of History for Black History Month, a performance for Respect the Pack event and a mentoring workshop for Davis Drive Middle School students.
How many academic credits do members receive?
Students receive one credit hour per semester for participation.
Meet Panoramic Dance Project Members
|Ashley Broderick is a sophomore from Lewiston, NY majoring in animal science with a veterinary bioscience concentration. She began dancing at nine years old at the Lewiston Dance Center, training in jazz, ballet, contemporary, modern, lyrical, and hip-hop. She joined their senior competition team her sophomore year of high school. This is her first year with the Panoramic Dance Project.|
|Danyale Calhoun is a senior at NC State from Charlotte, NC. She is majoring in supply chain management with a minor in industrial engineering. This is her fourth year with the Panoramic, and she has been dancing since she was three years old. Danyale is trained in ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical and contemporary and she is new to modern and African dance. She enjoys learning new styles of dance and loves to have dance in her life as a creative outlet. Danyale was the 2016-17 Arts NC State Performing Artist Award recipient.|
|Clara Ceniccola is 21 years old and is a student from the SKEMA Business School. She was born in the south of France and is both French and Italian. She started dancing when she was four years old and dance has been her passion since she was a kid. She learned so much about herself through her life experiences and it made her the rigorous and creative person she is today. Clara is very happy to join the Panoramic Dance Project this year.|
|Audra Chenoweth is a senior from Wake Forest, NC, majoring in paper science engineering. She started her dancing career at Dance Dynamics and transitioned to City Ballet in Raleigh when becoming more serious about ballet and modern dance. This is her fourth year with the Panoramic Dance Project.|
|Haley Curtis is a sophomore from Mebane, NC, majoring in human biology and minoring in dance. She started dancing when she was four and has competed at To The Pointe Dance and Arts Academy for ten years. She has trained in ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, modern, hip hop, jazz funk, and lyrical. She is grateful that she gets to continue dancing and she is excited to learn through the Panoramic Dance Project.|
|Hannah Green is a sophomore majoring in psychology from Apex, NC. Hannah started dancing at the age of 5 with a strong ballet focus and was a member of her high school’s dance company. She is very excited to explore modern dance and expand her artistry at NC State.|
|Adrian Haywood is a junior from Greensboro, NC, studying human biology. He started dancing at Greensboro Dance theatre competitively his first year of middle school. He was trained in hip-hop, tap, jazz, ballet, contemporary and modern.|
|Taylor Jones is majoring in biology with a concentration in biochemistry. She has been dancing all of her life and has been part of dance companies at her high school and with Panoramic. Taylor plans on going to medical school and becoming an anesthesiologist.|
|Paul Kim is a senior studying business with a concentration in supply chain. He has been dancing for four years with Fusion and Naazare. He hopes to continue dancing as a career after graduating college.|
|Lauren Monroe is a junior majoring in engineering with a bio-med intent. Lauren has been dancing since she was three and loves all dance styles including ballet, point, jazz and modern. This is her third year in the company and she can’t wait to explore more styles of dance with the dance program.|
|Destiny Payer is a senior majoring in zoology and minoring in dance. She started dancing her freshman year of high school at Charlotte Blume’s School of Dance where she did a variety of styles, then was put in their ballet company her sophomore year. She went on to be a member of the UNC Pembroke Spirit Squad and this is her second year with the Panoramic Dance Project.|
|Olivia Prevost is a junior in exploratory studies, planning on majoring in business and interdisciplinary studies for dance and somatics. She has been dancing since she was four years old and has had training in Horton, modern, jazz, hip-hop, African, and ballet. This is her second year with Panoramic Dance Project.|
|Katie Quinn is a senior from Durham, NC majoring in communication. She began dancing at the age of three and has since been trained in ballet, pointe, jazz and modern. She respects the diverse range of styles that the company offers and is always up for a challenge. This is her third year with the Panoramic Dance Project.|
|Jasmine Rouse is a senior majoring in engineering with a mechanical intent from Durham, NC. She first started dancing at a young age and has learned classical ballet, modern, Horton, pointe, tap, jazz, and lyrical techniques. This is her fourth year with the Panoramic Dance Project.|
|Solteria Ross is a junior majoring in engineering with an aerospace engineering intent from Charlotte, NC. She has been dancing since the age of two, competitively dancing since the age of nine and has traveled to many national dance conventions over the years. Her favorite dance genres are hip-hop and tap. This is her third year with the Panoramic Dance Project.|
|Polly Sommers is from Richmond, Va and is a sophomore studying Communication Media. In High School, she competitively danced hip-hop, jazz, contemporary, and ballet for Barre None Dance Company. Now, you can find Polly continuing her love of dance through teaching Zumba as well as being apart of Panoramic Dance Project! Polly cannot wait for her first year as a member of the program!|