CONSERVATORY

Dance Professor Mary Pat Henry to Teach in China

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Mary Pat Henry, Conservatory Professor of Dance and Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs, travels to China for a six week residency to teach and choreograph in Tianjin. She will also participate in the Luoyang Peony Cultural Festival, Henan province, conducting workshops, giving lectures, and teaching technique classes.

Ms. Henry is participating in an international exchange with Ming Xia, an Assistant Professor at the Tianjin Conservatory who is currently at the Conservatory studying dance on professional leave of absence. Mary Pat is Ming Xia's supervisor and works with her to arrange for choreography opportunities. Ming Xia is setting a work for the Kansas City Youth Ballet, for Conservatory students' April 2013 concert and for a work in St. Louis for Conservatory alum Jennifer Medina's company, Common Thread Dance Company.

This international exchange was facilitated by Conservatory composers Chen Yi and Zhou Long.

For more information, please contact:

Name: Dana Self
Phone: 816-235-2949
Email: selfdr@umkc.edu