News Story

April 10, 2017

Dance Students to Present Spring Gala at La Roche College

PITTSBURGH, April 10, 2017 – La Roche College invites the public to its annual Spring Gala dance performance on April 29. The free event will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the College Square of the Zappala College Center at La Roche’s campus in McCandless Township.

The performance will focus on the College’s dance majors, who will be accompanied by college preparatory students from the Bodiography Center for Movement’s Student Performance Company. The audience will be immersed in both classical ballet and contemporary works from a variety of noted choreographers from around the country as the dancers share their versatility, technique and artistry. Students will showcase their diversity by also including works from the hip hop and theater installation genres.

Modeled after the most elite collegiate dance programs in the country, La Roche’s performing arts program focuses on artistic and academic excellence. Under the instruction of Department Chair and Bodiography Founder Maria Caruso, students become confident professionals and master numerous styles of dance. Students also receive full scholarships to take unlimited courses each year at Ms. Caruso’s renowned dance studio in Squirrel Hill.

About La Roche College: A private liberal arts college in the North Hills of Pittsburgh, La Roche College offers more than 50 undergraduate majors, six graduate degree programs and one doctoral program, with particular strengths in education, business, criminal justice, psychology, and health and medical sciences as well as interior design and graphic design. This residential college provides a vibrant campus community for more than 1,500 men and women enjoying 30-plus student organizations and an exciting NCAA Div. III athletics program. Founded by the Sisters of Divine Providence in 1963, La Roche College embraces its Catholic heritage while welcoming people of all faiths and backgrounds. With a legacy of social justice and a commitment to international exchange, La Roche College educates students to be lifelong learners and achievers in an increasingly diverse and global society.