At Hofstra, no arguing who stole the show

Principal Acker (far left) and Whitman Dance Director Ms. Susan Turner Radin (far right) join most of the dancers who performed at Hofstra to rave reviews.
Principal Acker (far left) and Whitman Dance Director Ms. Susan Turner Radin (far right) join most of the dancers who performed at Hofstra to rave reviews.

On Monday, October 15, Walt Whitman High School's dancers performed at the John Cranford Adams Playhouse at Hofstra University as part of their campus-wide Expressions of Democracy 2012. This event was a series of daylong arts events held the day before the second presidential debate at Hofstra. “Our students submitted an audition piece last June and were accepted,” said Whitman Dance Director Ms. Susan Turner Radin. “They created a piece about the issue of immigration in America called "Borders" and performed to rave reviews. They truly shined.”

 “Their talent as dancers and choreographers astounded the audience, which included students in grades kindergarten through 12, faculty, and the provosts,” continued Ms. Turner. “As always, I was incredibly proud of my ensemble. They performed with expertise and professionalism and comported themselves backstage with dignity and kindness. It was an amazing experience for our students.” The piece was choreographed by Brianna Calby, Jillian Zagorski and the dancers and performed to violin Concerto II by Philip Glass.

Way to go: Sean Breen, Aren Kabarajian, Elizabeth Aiello, Jessica Barahona, Karen Brenseke, Sophia Briscoe, Atalia Collier Parker, Kayla Collins, Brenda Givargidze, Rachel Guida, Jonathan Heller, Jennifer Lucarelli, Sabrina Odette, Pamela Pulverenti, Victoria Rosa, and KellyJane Watson.