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Anne Walker

Ann is an Arts and Entertainment correspondent for the Gazette.

Articles by Anne Walker

Saggese artwork featured at medical center Saggese artwork featured at medical center
1 week ago - Centre County Gazette
STATE COLLEGE — For the second time this year, area painter Benjamin Saggese has decided to share his artwork with those he feels need to see it most. Patients, visitors and staff at Mount Nittany Medical center have the opportunity to enjoy a series of some of the Munson resident’s [Read More]
Boob will perform a variety of roles in 'Nutcracker' Boob will perform a variety of roles in 'Nutcracker'
1 week ago - Centre County Gazette
STATE COLLEGE — As the curtains draw to a close on another year, they open on another production of the holiday classic, “The Nutcracker.” Small struggling ballet studios across the nation depend on this time-honored cash cow for their survival. It allows them to keep operating [Read More]
State College Dancer Studies at Bolshoi Ballet Academy State College Dancer Studies at Bolshoi Ballet Academy
11 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Anne Walker
“With the Bolshoi name comes intimidation,” Pugh says, “you hear about the stereotype of the strict, physical Russian teacher. But they were actually kind and helpful.” [Read More]
State College dancer studies at Bolshoi Ballet Academy State College dancer studies at Bolshoi Ballet Academy
11 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
STATE COLLEGE — Erika Pugh, a 17-year-old State College Area High School senior, returned home from Moscow earlier this month after spending six weeks training with the Bolshoi Ballet Academy. The official school of the Bolshoi Ballet, the 235-year-old academy has a reputation as one of the [Read More]
'New Normal' Recalls 9/11 Tragedy 'New Normal' Recalls 9/11 Tragedy
14 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Anne Walker
The performance will take place on Sept. 11, the 13th anniversary of the terror attacks that stunned the nation. “We weren’t sure it people would want to go back and think about it this way,” he says, “but apparently they do.” [Read More]
'New Normal' set for The State Theatre 'New Normal' set for The State Theatre
15 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
STATE COLLEGE — For the second consecutive year, FUSE Productions, under the direction of Richard Biever, will present “The New Normal,” an artistic response to the 9/11 terror attacks. Last year’s performance received an enthusiastic response, according to Biever. “We [Read More]
Sandonato spends time with ballet students Sandonato spends time with ballet students
16 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
STATE COLLEGE — For the second consecutive week, Performing Arts School of Central Pennsylvania (PASCP) hosted a Pennsylvania Ballet veteran for its summer ballet program. Barbara Sandonato spent five days last week working with talented young hopefuls for Ballet Theatre’s second summer [Read More]
Professional Dancer Helps State College Ballet Students Develop Skills Professional Dancer Helps State College Ballet Students Develop Skills
17 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Anne Walker
Yudenich performed in classic works such as “Sleeping Beauty,” “Nutcracker,” “La Bayadere,” “Giselle” and “Swan Lake.” “It can be tedious at times,” she says, “and young dancers have to do it over and over until they gain a tiny bit of understanding." [Read More]
Yudenich aids ballet students during visit to State College Yudenich aids ballet students during visit to State College
17 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
STATE COLLEGE — Each summer, Ballet Theatre of State College (BTSC) gives students the opportunity to take classes taught by visiting guest artists. Last week, Gabriella Yudenich spent four days sharing her expertise with BTSC students. Yudenich danced professionally for over 10 years with [Read More]
'A Chorus Line' Hopes to be Sensational 'A Chorus Line' Hopes to be Sensational
20 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Anne Walker
One by one, the dancers tell their stories, some comical, some raunchy, some cringe-inducing and some heart-breaking, but all authentic. Everyone can relate to some moment in this show. [Read More]
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