Panoramic Dance Project

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.
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.
Evanna Edward is a freshman from Raleigh, NC majoring in fashion and textile management and minoring in dance. Evanna has been dancing her whole life and has been trained in a variety of genres. She began dancing at Carolina Dance Center and was most recently the president of Dance Team and a member of Dance Company at Broughton High School.
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.
Gloria Lima is a freshman in Exploratory Studies, hoping to major in social work and minor in nonprofit studies. Gloria has been dancing since she was 6 years old at the Ballet School of Chapel Hill, focusing mainly on tap dance, and trained for 8 years with NCYTE, the North Carolina Youth Tap Ensemble. She loves exploring different dance styles and is so excited to continue learning and growing in her passion for rhythm and dance with the Panoramic Dance Project.
Sara Nelson is a freshman from Morehead City, NC, majoring in engineering. She began dancing at The Carolina Strut Performing Arts Center when she was 2 years old and has competed in the styles of ballet, jazz, lyrical, contemporary, and hip-hop. Sara also attended the North Carolina Governor’s School in the dance discipline, where she began exploring modern dance.
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.
Caren Ziller is a sophomore from Apex, NC, majoring in Criminology and Psychology and minoring in Spanish and Dance. She started dancing at Infinity Ballet the age of 3 ½ and continued classically training in ballet with Horton modern, jazz, and contemporary. Lately she has been exploring different styles of modern and contemporary. She is excited to broaden and deepen her dance journey as an artist and performer with Panoramic Dance Project.
See these students perform at the upcoming concert