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Popsugar featured Dominique Fishback in "On Our Radar: Dominique Fishback Has Found Her Voice and Is Here to Advocate For Her Space"

02/15/2021

Popsugar featured Dominique Fishback in "On Our Radar: Dominique Fishback Has Found Her Voice and Is Here to Advocate For Her Space"

As for why she didn't cry, even Fishback is still surprised. "I don't know how I didn't cry," she said incredulously. "I fought it with everything in me and I can't say why it happened or why it didn't happen. I think I just remember Mama Akua, and if there's any way that I can honor her when she said that she didn't cry, then suck it in," she told me. The idea of why someone does or does not cry reminded Fishback of her time at Pace University, where in 2013 she got a degree in theater. "I remember learning in school that the most interesting aspect of watching a film is when people fight the tears, right? Because, even though we have so many things to cry about, we don't walk around the streets just crying. We hold it. We don't want people to see us cry a lot of the time. And so I just really held it for dear life."

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Dance Spirit featured Pace grad Christine Shepard in "How to Build Your Professional Resumé in College"

12/01/2020

Dance Spirit featured Pace grad Christine Shepard in "How to Build Your Professional Resumé in College"

Additionally, some of the best mentoring happens not between teachers and students, but rather peer to peer. When else will you be surrounded by so many talented dancers yearning to expand their creative mindsets by collaborating on unique ideas? Connecting with those around you throughout college will allow you to build a close-knit network that will follow you for years after. "There are dancers I met in college that I know will either be part of my career or part of my close circle of friends for the rest of my life," says Christine Shepard, a graduate of Pace University who appeared in two Broadway shows (Head Over Heels and Mean Girls) before even graduating. "Building camaraderie with the people who are going to join the same industry as you is vital."

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The New York Times featured freshman Leonay Shepherd as a next generation cabaret showstopper in "Meet the Next Generation of Cabaret Showstoppers"

10/22/2020

The New York Times featured freshman Leonay Shepherd as a next generation cabaret showstopper in "Meet the Next Generation of Cabaret Showstoppers"

Teens competing for the New York Cabaret Convention are proving that young people are invested in the Great American Songbook.

Leonay Shepherd, 18: Born and raised in Harlem; 2020 graduate of Professional Performing Arts School, now a freshman at Pace University.

“I would love to do everything — Broadway and cabaret, and I’m open to TV and film,” Shepherd said, adding, “I’m half Puerto Rican and half Caribbean, and growing up, I didn’t see many people that looked like me in musical theater. So that’s another driving force in my head — I want another little brown girl to see that if I can do it, she can do it.”

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Broadway World featured Dyson Professor Peter Thoresen in "'William Waldrop And Peter Thoresen To Offer Upcoming 'Kander And Tesori Zoom Edition' Of Their Musical Theatre Masterclass Series"

10/08/2020

Broadway World featured Dyson Professor Peter Thoresen in "'William Waldrop And Peter Thoresen To Offer Upcoming 'Kander And Tesori Zoom Edition' Of Their Musical Theatre Masterclass Series"

Broadway music director and conductor William Waldrop (Cats, The Phantom of the Opera, Evita) and award-winning voice teacher and music director Peter Thoresen (faculty at Pace University, Peter Thoresen Vocal Studios, Musical Theatre College Auditions; students in Hamilton, Dear Evan Hansen, Mean Girls & many more) will offer their 3 installment masterclass series Broadway Combos beginning October 13.

Dr. Peter Thoresen is an award-winning voice teacher, performer and music director. He maintains a thriving private studio in NYC (Peter Thoresen Vocal Studios) and is an adjunct professor of voice at Pace University. His students appear regularly on Broadway (Dear Evan Hansen, Caroline, or Change, Hamilton, Mean Girls, Kinky Boots, Beetlejuice and many others), off-Broadway, in national tours, and on TV and film. Peter also teaches, music directs, and performs in the Middle East and Asia with the Association of American Voices. He holds a Doctor of Music degree in voice from the Indiana University Jacob School of Music.

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Pop Sugar featured Dancer Sydney Mesher in "Dancer Sydney Mesher: "It's Time to Start Reshaping the Perception of the Word Disability""

09/29/2020

Pop Sugar featured Dancer Sydney Mesher in "Dancer Sydney Mesher: "It's Time to Start Reshaping the Perception of the Word Disability""

Growing up in Oregon, Mesher went to a public high school with a dance performing arts division, and she then studied Fine Arts at Pace University (her degree is a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Commercial Dance). Her focus of dance, she said, is hip-hop and jazz. Though having a limb difference brings its challenges - especially during partner work or using props - it has helped her become a problem solver, which she said benefits her in everyday life and in her career.

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