Not only are the OCU alums venturing out in the performing world, our current
students are also performing in venues across the country. Summer months provide
a time for the current students to get a taste of the business before they
graduate. This year alone, Jo Rowan, Dance Department Chairman, has arranged
for Music Theatre of Wichita, Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma, and Disney Entertainment
to audition OCU dancers for summer employment. Below are pictures of such students
using their summer break to build a resume and do what they love to do.
Chaz Wolcott and Sam Payne with 2 other cast members of the Andy Williams & Ann-Margret’s Show at the Moon River Theatre in Branson with Ann-Margret.
Aubrey Phillips and Stephanie Winstone performing in the Cirque Dreams Coobrila show at Six Flags Over Texas
Karley Osborne, Senior Dance Management major, as Princess Ariel at Ariel's Grotto; Walt Disney World Resort.
OCU dancers performing at Mary Kay Cosmetics National Convention. Top Row, left to right: Graduate Tami Mostert, Dance Performance Graduate Michael Wood, Shannon Jenkins, Jacob Sewell, Lisa Nelson, Christopher Villegas, Dance Performance Graduate Alissa Robinson, and Daniella Ortega. Bottom Row, left to right: Julie Russell, Caitlin Darby, Alicia Hemann, and Dance Performance Graduate Sara Hubbard.
Chaz Wolcott and Kimberly Faure in CATS at Music Theatre of Wichita.
Pat Galvin, Dance Management Junior working as the Opera Club Stewart, with staff of the Santa Fe Opera.
Jaeden Parker and Kelly Kuhlman in Singin in the Rain at Lyric Theatre.
Sam Payne, Jacob Sewell, Kim Faure, Christopher Villegas, Chaz Wolcott at
the Oklahoma Centennial Spectacular.
Sarah Mangold at Busch Gardens' Starlight Orchestra show.