MTSU students, faculty showcase artistry in Fall D...

MTSU students, faculty showcase artistry in Fall Dance Concert Nov. 17-19

promo for 2022 Fall Dance Concert, presented by MTSU Dance Theatre and set Thursday-Saturday, Nov, 17-19, in Tucker Theatre inside the Boutwell Dramatic Arts Building (photo courtesy of Martin O'Connor)

If you’re a dancer, you’ll be inspired, and if you’re a bit more earthbound, you’ll be awestruck.

No matter where you land inside Middle Tennessee State University’s Tucker Theatre Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 17-19, you’ll be spellbound by the artistry of the MTSU Dance Theatre’s 2022 Fall Dance Concert.

event poster for 2022 Fall Dance Concert, presented by MTSU Dance Theatre and set Thursday-Saturday, Nov, 17-19, in Tucker Theatre inside the Boutwell Dramatic Arts Building (photo courtesy of Martin O'Connor)
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Tickets for each 7:30 p.m. performance, set inside the university’s Boutwell Dramatic Arts Auditorium at 615 Champion Way, are $10 general admission and $5 for K-12 students and are available at A campus map is available at

MTSU students, faculty and staff can attend free by presenting a current university ID at the Tucker Theater box office.

The venue is fully accessible for people with disabilities, including those with hearing, vision and mobility impairments.

The evenings’ performances by the MTSU Dance Program’s pre-professional company include faculty, student and guest-artist choreographed dances studying landscapes both external and internal with themes ranging from climate change to feelings of empowerment or helplessness, as well as love and relationships.

MTSU Dance Theatre members worked alongside New York City-based guest artist Aaron McGloin in September with help from the university’s Distinguished Lecture Fund.

Aaron McGloin

McGloin, a native of Phoenix, Arizona, earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in choreography from Arizona State University. His talents and genre-combining flair led him to teach and choreograph for organizations in Arizona, Chicago and New York, including the 92nd St Y, Broadway Dance Center, Ballet Hispanico, Gibney Dance and Aerial Dance Chicago.

He formed a professional company, Aaron McGloin Dance, in 2008 and reached thousands of students and audience members across the country during the company’s decade of service to the arts. McGloin’s choreography has been presented in New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Phoenix, and he also teaches classes in New York.

Jade Treadwell, assistant professor of dance, MTSU Department of Theatre and Dance, College of Liberal Arts
Jade Treadwell

This fall’s dance concert features a contemporary ballet piece choreographed by Department of Theatre and Dance assistant professor Jade Treadwell, who also serves as MTSU Dance Program director.

Treadwell’s work, “Tethered Synergies,” is designed to map the movement exploration in qualitative contrasts of symmetry, balance and gravitational play.

Faculty works in this fall’s dance event also include:

• MTSU alumnus and dance lecturer Aaron Allen Jr.’s “Fall,” which explores the depth and power of relationships.

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• Lecturer Alexandra Winer’s “Another,” which dives into the frustrations of stereotypes and expectations.

• Dance Program Coordinator Kimberly Holt’s “One Foot Forward,” which explores the feelings of uncertainty in life’s seasons.

Student-choreographed works in this fall’s event include Piper Whitmore’s “My Mother’s Story,” which expresses her concern for climate change, and Trey Kirris’s “Lens,” a story of how cameras are all around and can be beautiful or dangerous.

The Fall Dance Concert is continuing the 11th season of the College of Liberal Arts“MTSU Arts” brand for the university’s fine arts programs.

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MTSU offers the only full Bachelor of Science degree in dance at any public university in Tennessee, guiding students in dance technique, history and theory alongside kinesiology, anatomy and healthy training for the body. One course of dance study focuses on performance and choreography, while the other track concentrates on teaching and practice.

For more information about MTSU’s dance program or the MTSU Dance Theatre, which are part of the Department of Theatre and Dance in the university’s College of Liberal Arts, call 615-904-8051, email, or visit

For details on MTSU Arts events and supporting its student arts programs in the Patrons Society, visit

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