Marlboro College Home Days features alumni dance showcase

MARLBORO — Marlboro College will present an action-packed performance by nine alumni dancers on Friday, Sept. 27, as part of the college's Home Days alumni weekend.

The free performance will begin at 7 p.m., in the Serkin Center for the Performing Arts Dance Studio, and will be followed by an informal reception in the Serkin Center lobby. The show is free and open to the public.

The alumni dance showcase will feature nine alumni who studied dance at Marlboro and are still actively working in the field of dance - as choreographers, dancers, and teachers - from the class of 1994 to the class of 2018. Those performing are Shura Baryshnikov '03, Hannah Ruth Brothers '14, Heather Bryce '04, Sharoan Cohen '94, Biz Hallett '05, Cookie Harrist '12, Amity Jones '10, Erika Klemperer '15, and Karissa Wolivar '18.

“Our alumni are an amazing group, and we are lucky that they are so willing to come back and share with the college community,” said dance professor Kristin Horrigan in a news release. Horrigan is co-curating the show with the alumni office.

“There are so many other alumni who've kept dance alive in their lives that we hope this alumni concert will become an annual tradition. There are many more alumni whose work we are looking forward to bringing back to campus,” Horrigan said.

“The response from performers was overwhelming, demonstrating the strength of the dance program at Marlboro over many years,” said Maia Segura, director of alumni engagement.

Each artist will have 10 minutes to share a dance they've choreographed. Most of the artists will perform in their own work, and some will be joined by their company members or collaborators. Alumni are traveling from New York, California, and around New England to participate.

The alumni dance showcase will kick off a lively Home Days alumni weekend featuring lectures, panel discussions, outdoor activities, and celebrations. Many of the activities are open both to Marlboro alumni and to families of current students. To learn more and register, visit

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