Stories

Dance students, left to right: Grace Scott’22, Quynn Evans’23, Julia Newmark’25, Millie Engstrom’24, Emma Logas’25, Charline Davis-Alicea’22, Emily O’Brien’22, Kelli Badgley’22, and Mateo Marek’24 in Berlin seeing the city

Dance Students travel to Berlin for immersive dance study

On May 15, shortly after the 2022 commencement, nine dance students departed for Berlin, Germany to participate in a Beloit College Global Engagement Seminar of immersive dance study, creation and performance. The seminar was conceived of by dance Professor Chris Johnson in collaboration with dance alumna Zee Hartmann’04, and had been in the works since the fall of 2020. The long planning period was partly due to the extra travel restrictions COVID-19 had caused, but additionally they knew funding would be a challenge. Fortunately, with the help of the Career Channels program (specifically the Arts Channel), the Global Engagement Office and alumna Nor Hall’69, the trip was made possible.

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Samantha Abrams’17

Fulfilling a Desire to Return to Latin America

Samantha Abrams’ Spanish skills allow her to fulfill her goal of returning to Latin America, this time as HubSpot’s team leader for customer support in Colombia.

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Kaela Evans19 works with a fellow peer in the lab.

Making a positive difference

Newly minted chemical engineer Kaela Evans’19 (BS’21, Washington University) is passionate about doing good in the world and paying it forward.

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Jenni Reinke’05 dances in the historic building her dance-theatre company is bringing back to life.

Bringing Them Out of the Shadows

In Mrs. Wrights, Jenni Reinke’05 tells the stories of the women who most influenced Frank Lloyd Wright. She’s shown in the historic building her dance-theatre company is bringing back to life.

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Gabe Gonzalez’20

Gabe Gonzalez’20 Fulbright Scholar and Dance Artist

Gabe, who graduated from Beloit in 2020, where he double majored in dance and sociology identifies himself as a Mexican, Chinese artist who enjoys mixing artistic mediums, and finds playing with drag, video, and photography to be an important part of his process. We are thrilled to see all he has already accomplished since graduating.

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Quynn Evans doing site specific choreography on campus.

Finding More Than She Was Looking For

Talents can appear in many facets and forms and sophomore Quynn Evans is an example of extraordinary talent at Beloit College. A dance major on the pre-med nursing track, Quynn comes from a dance background and realized her interest and enthusiasm for the art form even before coming to Beloit.

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Abby Bender’21

Advocating for Feminist Beliefs

It comes as absolutely no surprise that the students at Beloit College have a variety of things to bring to the community and learning culture we’re trying to harbour, and Abby Bender is no exception.

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Alice Gehrke’16

Alice Gehrke‘16

After Beloit, Alice is exploring how theatre could be used as a therapeutic tool.

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