Panoramic Dance Project

NC State Panoramic Dance Project 2018 Concert

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 a newly appointed 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 8:45 p.m., and on some Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 1 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

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 third 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.

Audra Chenoweth is a junior 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 third year with the Panoramic Dance Project.

Haley Curtis is a freshman from Mebane, NC, majoring in environmental science. 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 freshman 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 sophomore 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 junior 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.
Hannah Monroe is a senior 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 fourth year in the company.

Lauren Monroe is a sophomore 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 second year in the company and she can’t wait to explore more styles of dance with the dance program.

Destiny Payer is a junior 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 now this is her first year with the Panoramic Dance Project.
Olivia Prevost is a sophomore 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 first year with Panoramic Dance Project.

Katie Quinn is a junior 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 second year with the Panoramic Dance Project.

Jasmine Rouse is a junior 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 third year with the Panoramic Dance Project.

Solteria Ross is a sophomore 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 second year with the Panoramic Dance Project.

Emily Sikkel is a senior 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 junior majoring in international studies at NC State.

See these students perform at the upcoming concert