USF Dance Graduate
The story onstage recently at the USF School of Theater and Dance wasn't the only one being told. There was also a "local girl makes good in the big city and returns home" tale taking place as well. University Beat on WUSF TV introduces you to that local girl, Heather Kemp, and shows you how her time at USF helped start her on her path to the stages of New York City.
The dance performance she recently appeared in at USF is named “Going,” but for Heather Kemp, it was more like a homecoming. This week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7 introduces you to this USF graduate and tells you how her time at the school over a decade ago set her on a path that has taken her to the stages of New York City.
Heather Kemp, USF alum and dancer/director for KDNY Dance Company, talks about the somewhat unwanted advice she received as a student and what she lessons she passes along to aspiring dancers.
Michael Foley, USF Assoc. Professor of Dance, says he’s seeing some strong signs of life in Tampa’s arts and dance community.
Kathleen Dyer, artistic director and choreographer for KDNY Dance Company, says her group’s “Sex and the City as a dance performance” label only scratches the surface of their work. She also talks about their piece, “Navigating the Hallway.”
The KDNY Dance Company performs “From.” (courtesy KDNY Dance Company)
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Mark Schreiner has been the producer and reporter for "University Beat" on WUSF 89.7 FM since 2001 and on WUSF TV since 2007. He has worked as an anchor, reporter and producer at radio stations in Tampa and his native Chicago since 1992.