CCMOnStage Dance Presents



Oct. 14-17, 2021, Cohen Family Studio Theater

Dance Department Supporter 
The Corbett Endowment at CCM

  • Director Shauna Steele
  • Production Stage Manager Kali Ashurst*
  • Lighting Designer William Baker*
  • Associate Lighting Designers Isabella Pfeiffer*, William Meckstroth*
  • Sound Designer Corbin White*

*CCM student

The Student Choreographers' Showcase will last approximately 75 minutes with no intermission.


Special thanks to Rodney & Laurie Gasch, Amber Boyd & NoveCare, Will Brenner, Dr. Kyuran Ann Choe, Dr. Michael Donaworth, Rachel Gleason, Rose Smith, Heather Graden, Alan Husarchik, Dale Pickett and Diana Queen of Diana’s Dancewear.  

The Dance Department gratefully acknowledges the support of The Corbett Endowment at CCM.

Dance Selections

Aurora Borealis

  • Choreographer | Keenan Pennington
  • Music | Concerto for Violin and Orchestra No. 3 by Gideon Kremer
  • Composer | Phillip Glass
  • Lighting Designer | Isabella Pfeiffer
  • Costumes | Shauna Steele, Keenan Pennington
  • Dancers | Erin Decker, Carmen Doll, Katie Griffith, Grace Mitchell, Eva Moore, Iliana Rich, Bethany Roup, Miranda Sharer, Madelin Talbot

The Ideal of Love

  • Choreographer | Hazel Beatrice Alexander 
  • Music | Choke by Royal & the Serpent, Shake well before use by YSI, and Roman Empire - (Stripped) (Instrumental) by MISSIO 
  • Lighting Designer | William Baker
  • Costumes | CCM Dance Department
  • Dancers | Elise Arcuri, Taryn Grassbaugh, Chloe King, Lily Kozub, Madeline Montgomery, Hannah Pruiett

Program Note by Hazel Beatrice Alexander

Our perception of love is often seen in media as intense, sexual, short, and all-consuming. It is not until we watch the screen flicker black that we feel love in its entirety. Both romantic and platonic, returned or unrequited. Everyone feels love in a different way, not good or bad... simply human connection. 


Home-made, home-made! (But aren’t we all?)

  • Choreographer | Sydney D'Orso
  • Music | La grande cascade by René Aubrey, The Blockbird for tenor recorder by Caroline Eidsten Dahl & Olav Anton Thommessen, Elevator by Laura Misch
  • Lighting Designer | Isabella Pfeiffer
  • Costume Designer | Sydney D'Orso
  • Costumes | CCM Dance Department
  • Dancers | Sarah Bartlett, Erin Decker, Sophia Gray, Emilia Mieczykowski, Alyssa Pankey, Mira Sidhu, Gemma Smith, Laykin Stoess, Madelin Talbot

Words Unspoken, Thoughts Unsaid

  • Choreographer | Gracie Zamiska
  • Music | Talk by Hozier
  • Lighting Designer | William Baker
  • Costumes | Shauna Steele, CCM Dance Department
  • Dancers | Elise Arcuri, Carmen Doll, Emerson Lecrone, Morgan Montour, Sophia Gray, Hannah Pruiett, Mandi Weitz

Program Note

“Artists are people driven by the tension between the desire to communicate and the desire to hide.” - Donald Woods Winnicott

The Unforgotten

  • Choreographer | Mandi Weitz
  • Music | Sunshine on My Shoulders by Michael Maxwell
  • Lighting Designer | William Meckstroth
  • Costumes | CCM Dance Department
  • Dancers | Katie Griffith, Cynthia Lutz, Gemma Smith, Ying Ying Cecily Tong, Claire Zakrajsek

Program Note by Mandi Weitz

Memory is central to our lives as human beings. In a world where time is consistently fleeting, we cling to thoughts of the past and hopes for the future, relying on the fact that when all else slips away, our minds remain our own. For those with Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease, this vital part of human life is taken, impacting their ability to carry out normal life functions, remember loved ones, and communicate their thoughts. Yet even as it seems the person has slipped away, it is the human connections maintained with others that keeps a part of them alive. You remain unforgotten.

Ethereal Relation

  • Choreographer | Anna Lee Rohovec
  • Music | Nocturno by John Williams, Fuego by Robert Michaels  
  • Lighting Designer | William Meckstroth
  • Costumes | CCM Dance Department
  • Dancers | Maia Blake, Cynthia Lutz, Grace Mitchell, Alyssa Pankey, Mira Sidhu, Lauren Sokol, Sofia Stitz


  • Choreographer | Jennifer Listerman
  • Music | Nasty by Janet Jackson
  • Lighting Designer | William Baker
  • Costumes | CCM Dance Department
  • Dancers | Rae Dougherty, Lily Kozub, Madeline Montgomery, Eva Moore, Lauren Sokol, and Gracie Zamiska

Shades of Impressions

  • Choreographer | Antonia Rae Dougherty
  • Music | Suite bergamasque, L. 75: III. Clair de lune François-Joël Thiollier
  • Composer | Claude Debussy (1918)
  • Lighting Designer | William Baker
  • Costume Designer | Antonia Rae Dougherty
  • Dancers | Maia Blake, Emerson Lecrone, Emma Phillips, Sofia Stitz, Claire Zakrajsek

Production Staff

  • Technical Director | Stirling Shelton
  • Assistant Stage Managers | Quinn Morgan, Katie Reus
  • Assistant Lighting Designer | Will Meckstroth, Isabella Pfeiffer
  • Master Electrician | Vincent Vandeleest
  • Assistant Master Electrician/Lighting Board Operator | Andrew Gange
  • Assistant Technical Director | Grace Mayo
  • Scene Shop Assistants | Stephanie O’Rear, Aaron Graham, Logan Vanderpool, McKenna Brennan, Janay Sukkarieh, Grace Mayo, Maya Eberhardt, Thomas Iodice
  • Production Sound Engineer | Patrick Kiernan
  • Sound Board Operator| Mia Teboe
  • Lighting Crew/Spotlight Operators | Danielle Silver, Janay Sukkarieh
  • Sound Shop Graduate Assistants | Alex Brock, Ryan Hurt, Patrick Kiernan, Aaron Woodstein
  • Stage Management Office Assistants | Jie Min

On stage

Upcoming must-see events + top news from UC's College-Conservatory of Music

We will continue to announce our 2021-22 schedule of public performances in two-month intervals — audiences will learn more about our programming for November and December events in October! Performance information and updates will be shared on the CCM website and in our Next OnStage e-newsletter.

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CCM News


CCM Dance Series presents "Little Mermaid" April 12-14

April 4, 2024

UC College-Conservatory Music presents "Little Mermaid" on April 12-14, 2024 in Corbett Auditorium. Directed by Shauna Steele, the performance features music by David Arkenstone. Tickets on sale now through the CCM Box Office.


New CCM apparel available for purchase online

February 14, 2024

Show your school spirit this spring with official CCM apparel! New UC College-Conservatory of Music apparel is available for purchase online. CCM's Spring 2024 t-shirt and hoodie designs can be ordered online now through March 18, 2024.


In the News: CCM performs at New York's Carnegie Hall

January 16, 2024

UC College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) students and Broadway alumni took the stage at Carnegie Hall to present a one-night-only performance and fundraiser to help support the next generation of performing and media artists. The January 14 event honored CCM alumnus Stephen Flaherty while also raising money for CCM scholarships and educational initiatives.

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Louise Dieterle Nippert Trust
Scholarship and Resident Artist Sponsor
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
CSO/CCM Diversity Fellowship Sponsor
The Corbett Endowment at CCM
Dance Department Sponsor
All-Steinway School Sponsor
Louise H. & David S. Ingalls Foundation, Inc.
Community Partners
The Joseph and Frances Jones Poetker Fund of the Cambridge Charitable Foundation, Ritter & Randolph, LLC, Corporate Counsel
Visiting Artists & Thinking About Music Sponsor
Dr. & Mrs. Carl G. Fischer 
Greg Mathein 
Gary & Barb Cummins 
Jim & Linda Miller 
George & Carroll Roden
Musical Theatre Department Sponsors
Genevieve Smith
Opera Production Sponsor
Rafael and Kimberly de Acha
Opera D’Arte Sponsor
An Anonymous Donor
Estate of Mr. William A. Friedlander
Mrs. William A. Friedlander
Dr. Randolph L. Wadsworth
Judith Schonbach Landgren and Peter Landgren
Mr. & Mrs. Harry H. Santen
Elizabeth C.B. Sittenfeld
Mr. & Mrs. Thomas E. Stegman
Mrs. Theodore W. Striker
Mrs. Harry M. Hoffheimer
Ariel Quartet Sponsors
Jan Rogers
Willard and Jean Mulford Charitable Fund of the Cambridge Charitable Foundation
Choral Studies Sponsors
  Classical Guitar Sponsor

Mr. & Mrs. Joseph W. Hirschhorn
Orchestral Sponsor
Dorothy Richard Starling Foundation
Starling Pre-Collegiate Sponsor
Starling Strings Sponsor
Dr. Timothy E. and Janet L. Johnson
Thom Miles and Roberta Gary
Organ Department Sponsors
Keyboard Club of Cincinnati
Louis and Susan Meisel
Piano Department Sponsors
Kevin and Nancy Rhein
   Wind Studies Sponsor
Buddy Rogers Music
LINKS Sponsor
Sponsors listed as of Sept. 7, 2023

General Information

Box Office

Located in the CCM Atrium, the Box Office is open Monday through Friday, 12:30-6 p.m.; Saturday, noon-4 p.m.; and one hour prior to curtain for all ticketed performances. MasterCard, Visa and Discover cards are accepted.

  • Location: CCM Atrium Lobby next to Corbett Auditorium
  • Telephone: 513-556-4183
  • Email:
  • Mail: CCM Box Office, P.O. Box 210003, Cincinnati, OH 45221-0003


Convenient parking is available in the CCM Garage at the base of Corry Boulevard off of Jefferson Avenue. Additional parking is available in garages throughout the UC campus. Any questions concerning on-campus parking should be directed to UC Parking Services at 513-556-2283.

Tax Credit

If you find that you cannot attend your performance, your tickets may be donated for tax credit as a charitable contribution. Simply notify the Box Office prior to the performance to release your seats, and give your name and address. A tax donation receipt will be mailed to you.

COVID Careful

The health and safety of our community remains our top priority. Based on current conditions, performance venues will be reduced to 50% capacity and all individuals, including audience members and performers, are required to wear facial coverings indoors, following guidelines from the CDC and UC's physician-led COVID response team. Additional measures may be in place as conditions develop based on guidance from the CDC and UC's physician-led COVID response team. Visit the UC Public Health website and CCM's COVID-19 website for additional information and updates.

Lost and Found

If you have lost an item, contact lost and found at 513-556-9413.

House Policies

The House Manager has been instructed to minimize the disturbance to patrons already seated when accommodating latecomers. The director and producer of each production select times that are least likely to interrupt the performance, and latecomers will be seated only during these times. Latecomers who miss these opportunities will not be admitted until intermission. Children under the age of 6 will not be admitted.

Cameras, Phones and Recording Devices

The video or audio recording of performances is prohibited.

The use of cameras, with or without flashes, recording devices, cellular phones and other electronic devices inside the theater is prohibited. Please leave them with the House Manager.

Smoking and Refreshments

Smoking and refreshments are not permitted in the theater. Effective May 1, 2017, smoking and tobacco use (including chewing tobacco and electronic cigarettes) shall be prohibited by students, staff, faculty, visitors, vendors and contractors at all times in or on University of Cincinnati properties, including events on university property during non-school hours. This includes all shelters, indoor and outdoor theaters and athletic facilities, bridges, walkways, sidewalks, residence halls, parking lots, and street parking and garages owned by the university.

Hearing Enhancement

Telex listening devices are available for checkout during performances in both Patricia Corbett Theater and Corbett Auditorium. Please inquire at the Box Office.

Wheelchair Seating

Wheelchair seating is available in both Corbett Auditorium and Patricia Corbett Theater. Seating is limited, so reservations should be made with the Box Office when ordering tickets. These seats are subject to availability.

Group Sales

The Box Office can accommodate groups for major productions and concerts. Preview and benefit performances are also available for some productions. For more information, call the CCM Box Office at 513-556-4183.

CCM Faculty and Staff

CCM's faculty and staff and its state-of-the-art facilities make possible the professional training and exceptional education on which CCM believes the future of the arts relies. The school's roster of eminent faculty regularly receives distinguished honors for creative and scholarly work, and its alumni have achieved notable success in the performing and media arts. More than 150 internationally recognized faculty members work with students from around the world, specializing in eight areas of study.

Know Your Exit

Map depicting exits from Cohen Family Studio Theater

Performance dates and repertoire are subject to change. View CCM's current calendar of events.

The purpose of these performances is educational, and they are part of a University of Cincinnati academic program.