Congratulations to Dance students Gabriella Di Giuseppe (BA), Gabrielle Welsh (BA), and Shawn Stone (MFA) on receiving Dorothy Madden grants to support their attendance at dance intensives over the winter break. The grants were made possible through Professor Sara Pearson, the Dorothy Madden Professor for 2016-2018. Pearson says, “These grants give our students  a bridge to the professional world, to being independent emerging artists navigating not only classes and workshops, but performances, museums, the subway!... A week’s experience of living in NYC in a community of people dedicated to creative dance research and practice.” 

Photo: Shawn Stone and Gabrielle Welsh with fellow UMD dance undergrads Anna Liddle and Sydney Lemelin at MELT