Faculty and alums involved with highly anticipated Danceworks showcase

Danceworks and Aperi Animam | Photo via Aperi Animam for Shepherd Express

PSOA faculty Maria Gillespie (Associate Professor, Dance) and Christal Wagner (Lecturer, Dance) recently showcased their collaborative work “Dixit Dominus and Cantos” at Calvary Presbyterian Church. The piece was presented with 13 members of Danceworks Performance MKE, for which Wagner is the artistic director.

The work was described by Shepherd Express as one of “the most exciting collaborations in the Milwaukee dance world this season.”

Part of the piece was further conceived by Aperi Animam Production Designer Jacque Willis, a former PSOA music student.

Reporting by Jason McCullum ’25