Panoramic Dance Project

Explore culturally rich dance traditions such as African, hip-hop and Latin dance 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 Director Tara Z. Mullins, invited guest artists and student members.

Learn about auditions for the Panoramic Dance Project.

When do you rehearse?

Classes and rehearsals are held on Monday and Wednesday evenings, 6 to 8:45 p.m., and on some Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

When do you perform?

The company performs in the Dance Program Fall Concert at NC State, presents a formal spring concert at NC State and performs in other on and off campus venues each year.

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

Mary Afuye is a junior double majoring in business administration with a concentration in operations and supply chains management, and fashion & textiles management with a concentration in brand management and marketing.

She enjoys African and hip-hop dancing as well as exploring new dance styles. This is her second year with the Panoramic Dance Project.

Leslie Barber is a fifth-year senior majoring in fashion and textile management with a concentration in fashion development and product management.

She first started training in modern dance during her sophomore year at Holly Springs High School. She enjoys modern dance as well as other styles and this is her fifth year with the Panoramic Dance Project.

Caroline Bridges is currently a senior majoring in nutrition science.  She has been dancing since she was five and has trained in classical ballet, pointe, lyrical, ballroom, tap and jazz.  She is grateful to have the opportunity to continue dancing at NC State.  This is her third year with the company, and she is thrilled to continue exploring many more genres of dance with Panoramic.

Danyale Calhoun is a sophomore at NC State from Charlotte, NC. She is majoring in engineering with intent to study industrial and systems engineering. This is her second year with 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 with Panoramic and loves to have dance in her life as a creative outlet.

Audra Chenoweth is a freshman 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 first year with the Panoramic Dance Project.

Jenna DelSignore is a senior majoring in business administration with a concentration in human resources from Buffalo, NY. She started various styles of dance training at the age of three but has developed a passion for tap, contemporary and hip-hop. This is her fourth year with the Panoramic Dance Project.

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.


Hannah Monroe is a sophomore in biological engineering with a minor in biomanufacturing. She started dancing at the age of three at City Ballet Raleigh where she took ballet, pointe, jazz and modern. Hannah loves being able to continue dancing in college and experiencing new styles through the Panoramic Dance Project. This is her second year in the company.

Marelis Perez is a sophomore majoring in industrial engineering from Winston-Salem, NC. She began dancing her senior year of high school as part of the West Forsyth Dance Team. She enjoys modern dance, jazz and hip-hop techniques. This is her second year with the company.


Jasmine Rouse is a freshman 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 first year with the Panoramic Dance Project.

Emily Sikkel is a sophomore majoring in art and design with a concentration in fibers. She has danced since the age of three and although she was classically trained in ballet at City Ballet Raleigh, she enjoys jazz, modern, hip-hop, urban latin and more. She enjoys making connections between her design work and dance by studying movement and costume design.

Maya Sturgies, born in Charlotte, NC, danced on a competitive dance team for six years prior to joining the Panoramic Dance Project. She is a freshman majoring in international studies at NC State.

Matthew Wright is a junior majoring in graphic design from Fayetteville, NC. He began dancing his junior year of high school — primarily trained in modern dance — and has since learned Horton technique, African and hip-hop styles. This is his third year with the Panoramic Dance Project.


Brooke Yannayon is a junior in media communication with a focus in creative writing.  She began dancing at the age of three as a tap dancer. In high school she was opened up to other styles including ballet, jazz and hip-hop and has enjoyed expanding her dance vocabulary with Panoramic for the past three years.