In The Studio | MOMIX

On Thursday, September 29, the Dance and Movement Department welcomed Rebecca Rasmussen of MOMIX In The Studio…


Ms. Rasmussen (Dance Captain) was born and raised in Moorpark, CA (southern) where she professionally performed with the Media City Ballet, La Danserie, and the DeDa Dance Theatre. Rebecca received her BFA in Dance from The Boston Conservatory where she had the honor of performing works by Paul Taylor, Jose Limon, Michael Folkine and Murray Louis. She would like to thank her family and friends for all their endless love and support because without them she wouldn’t be where she is now. Rebecca joined MOMIX in 2006.


Focusing on technique, Rebecca Rasmussen spent the afternoon working with DSA Advanced Dancers.

In The Studio | Ohio University

On Thursday, September 8, the Department of Dance and Movement welcomed Tresa Randall of Ohio University In The Studio…

2016-0909_tresa-randallMs. Randall is a Presidential Teacher (2015-2018) at Ohio University, where she is also an Associate Professor of Dance and director of the Honors Tutorial program in Dance Studies. She danced professionally with the Santa Fe Opera, Bill Evans Contemporary Dance Company, Ann Vachon, Mark DeGarmo and Dancers, and Rochester City Ballet, among others. As a dance historian, Dr. Randall has presented her research internationally in France, Norway, the U.K., and Ireland. In 2013 Professor Randall was awarded a Faculty Research Visit Grant from the German Academic Exchange (DAAD) to conduct research in Berlin, Cologne, and Dresden for her book manuscript on modern dancer Hanya Holm.

Focusing on technique, Tresa Randall spent the afternoon working with DSA Advanced Dancers.

Sep 29 & 30 | MOMIX


We are honored to have a long partnership with Newman Center for the Performing Arts who for many years has arranged for dance companies performing works in their season to provide guest artists to work with DSA Dancers. In The Studio this month will be MOMIX.

MOMIX, the whimsical hybrid of contemporary dance, circus and multimedia visual spectacle, will be performing Opus Cactus at Newman Center September 29 & 30. Artistic Director Moses Pendleton brings the American Southwest to life through his signature illusionistic style to create scenes and images that explode with a sense of magic, danger, sensuality, humor, and grace. DSA Dancers and their families are offered $15 tickets (with free parking) to the performances by visiting and entering the code DSA15TIX.


This collaboration will continue throughout the year when DSA Dance will welcome Bridgman | Packer Dance (November), Aspen Santa Fe Ballet (February), and Black Grace (April) In The Studio and these companies perform in the Newman Center Presents season (with $15 tickets and free parking available now: DSA15TIX).