Performing Arts Faculty
Affiliated Faculty (2008)
B.A. Skidmore College
M.A. Goddard College
M.A.T Boston College
Kathy Hassinger is artistic director of Dance Currents, Inc., and teaches Perspectives in World Dance at Emerson.
Dance Currents Inc.'s most recent productions include organizing and performing in the Newton Dance Concert, as part of the Newton Festival of the Arts, 2015 and a multimedia performance with artist Robert Murrell, including poetry, dance, projected backdrops and live art entitled "Drawn In" on January 31, 2015. Dance Currents has recently received a grant to continue their work with the Newton Festival of the Arts, 2016. Mrs. Hassinger is working on a film entitled Living the Legacy of Modern Dance and continues her study and research in this field. A few other dance productions in the Boston area and New York City include Dances to the Music of Archangelo Corelli , Three Modern Choreographers (at Triskelion Arts in New York), Bridging the Gulf (a dance and music benefit for Turkey Creek Community Initiatives), Currents of Contemporary Choreographers and The Haiku Project (a dance and music benefit for victims of the Great Earthquake in Japan).
Hassinger was head of the Dance Department at Newton Country Day School before teaching at Emerson. While there she received an award for developing self esteem in students from the Calesa Foundation (1993). She has presented numerous professional dance concerts and choreographed a wide variety of musicals.
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A Round of Applause...
Recent news highlights from the Department of Performing Arts.
Academy Fight Song involves PA alumni, faculty
in world-premiere production at Boston Center for the Arts.
Kinky Boots actor comes home.
Following a stint on Broadway, Lauren Chapman '12 returns to Boston in the Tony award-winning show's national tour.
Assistant Professor Christina Marin recieves service learning innovation grant
to support collaboration between Emerson's Theatre Education graduate program and ¡ACCIÓN! Community Theater (ACT) in Hyde Square.
Emily Skeggs '12 nominated for Tony Award
Emily Skeggs was with fellow Emerson alums when she learned that she had been nominated for a Tony Award (Best Featured Actress in a Musical) for her role in Fun Home.
No rehearsal needed: Students win theatre competition
They didn’t go to USITT to compete (in fact, they signed up after the race had begun), but a group of Performing Arts production majors took first place at the 2015 Tech Olympics!