UNC Charlotte dance students Makayla Church, Anna Edwards, and Tracy Heim presented research projects during the Summer Research Symposium, held on July 26 on the UNC Charlotte campus.
The Charlotte Research Scholars program provides undergraduate students funding to participate in a 10-week research program. Scholars receive faculty-guided research training and participate in weekly professional development sessions to better prepare them for graduate school and a future research career. The program culminates in the Summer Research Symposium. The 2017 dance scholars' projects demonstrate the diverse areas of study and interest in the Department of Dance:
Makayla Church, mentored by Associate Professor Gretchen Alterowitz - "Breaking with Tradition: Critical Approaches to Ballet Pedagogy"
Anna Edwards, mentored by Assistant Professor Tamara Williams - "Societal Movements in Social Justice: Exploring Religion as Art, Arts as Activism, and Arts in Society"
Tracy Heim, mentored by Associate Professor Kim Jones - "Korean Dance Reconstruction: Documentation of Choi Seung-hee's Legacy"