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Fontenot among LSMA students who helped produce spring dance concert

Special to The Gazette

NATCHITOCHES – Audiences were delighted by the performances of students at the spring dance concert presented by the Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts March 18-19.
“This was the dance ensemble’s sixth concert, and we have come a long way since the fall of 2013,” said Audra Allen, instructor of dance at LSMSA. “We are excited to share the versatility of these dancers and their ongoing growth as technicians and artists.”
Performances by members of the Dance Ensemble included “Just Madness,” “All I Need is a Bumpin Beat,” “Swinging in Place,” “Serenade Classique” and “Dream,” all choreographed by Allen.
Joshua DeAlba, a dance student at Northwestern State Universtiy, also choreographed a number for the ensemble, entitled “Explorative Studies.”
“Working with Audra and this wonderful group of young women was such a treat for me,” said DeAlba. “I am grateful to have gotten the chance to work with such beautiful and hungry minds.”
Four students from the musical theater cabaret class performed as well. Shona McCullough, a junior from Baton Rouge, presented “I Can Hear the Bells” from Hairspray; Kelsey Meshell, a junior from Bossier City, sang “Not for the Life of Me” from Thoroughly Modern Millie; Christina Arey, a junior from Baton Rouge, performed “Home” from Beauty and the Beast; and Annie Noel, a junior from Mandeville, sang “There are Worse Things I Could Do” from Grease.
Dancers included Janie Bourgeois, a junior from LaPlace; Elizabeth Cassibry, a senior from Fort Polk; Lauren Copeland, a sophomore from Baker; Tierney Dardar, a junior from Galliano; Olivia Gotte, a sophomore from Iota; Lacey Hines, a senior from Gretna; Annie Noel, a junior from Mandeville; Heather Soileau, a junior from Westlake; Veronica Sturman, a sophomore from Natchitoches; Larke Tyler, a junior from Calhoun; and Samantha Wright, a sophomore from Crowley.
Technicians included Nick Lipscomb, stage manager, a senior from Denham Springs; Beth Fontenot, assistant stage manager, a junior from Ville Platte; Zach Caswell, stage left manager, a sophomore from Ventress; Chas Chapman, sound technician, a junior from Haughton; Amanda Borel, lighting technician, a junior from Lafayette; DJ Picolo, costumer and poster and program design, a junior from Destrehan; Ivy Harris, house manager, a sophomore from St. Francisville; and Triniti Bulliard, videographer, a junior from New Iberia.

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