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Anne Walker

Ann is an Arts and Entertainment correspondent for the Gazette.

Articles by Anne Walker

State College Dancer Studies at Bolshoi Ballet Academy State College Dancer Studies at Bolshoi Ballet Academy
4 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
4 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
7 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
8 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
9 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
9 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
10 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
13 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]
'A Chorus Line' hopes to be sensational 'A Chorus Line' hopes to be sensational
13 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
STATE COLLEGE — FUSE Productions’ next show spotlights the men and women who struggle through the minefields of Broadway auditions, pouring their hearts and souls into making enough of an impression on jaded directors to land a spot dancing in a musical. A Chorus Line, directed by [Read More]
Classic 'Anything Goes' Ready to Sail onto Stage Classic 'Anything Goes' Ready to Sail onto Stage
16 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Anne Walker
Shenanigans ensue with a broken engagement, mistaken identities, a little bit of blackmail, a love triangle, women of questionable reputations, gangsters, a freshly-groomed canine and, oh yes, plenty of tap-dancing. [Read More]
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