Honors Program

Fine and Performing Arts Honors, Honors in Theatre and Dance

Date of Award


Thesis Professor(s)

Cara Harker

Thesis Professor Department


Thesis Reader(s)

Karen Brewster, Herb Parker


A Newfound Passion- Choreography analyzes the artistic process and life journey of creating choreography for musical theatre. My training as a dance minor at East Tennessee State University from 2011-2015 culminated in my final senior capstone experience as a choreographer for the ETSU Division of Theatre and Dance’s production of Oklahoma!. Composing a new musical theatre dance and analyzing the original choreography of Oklahoma! (and the art of choreography more generally) provided significant material for analysis, and the following research reflects what I learned and experienced. Overall, the experience of choreographing has changed the way I see myself as a dancer and has instilled in me a new sense of respect for choreographers around the world.

Document Type

Honors Thesis - Open Access

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