October 8, 2013
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Meet Sasha Smith


Dance major Sasha Smith has had quite a journey at Adelphi, working with masters in the world of dance, including choreographers from Netherlands Dance Theater, director and choreographer Amy Marshall, and former Paul Taylor Dance Company dancer Orion Duckstein, now an assistant professor at Adelphi. Most recently, Ms. Smith dedicated her summer to honing her craft, dancing in the Garth Fagan Summer Movement Institute in Rochester, New York, and the Paul Taylor Dance Intensive in New York City.

Ms. Smith has also taken advantage of the opportunities Adelphi offers students to immerse themselves in different cultures—traveling to Bangalore, India, with Adelphi in January 2013 to study music and dance, as well as to serve the community by working with children at the Shanti Bhavan school. The trip made such an enduring impact on her that, in January 2014, she will study abroad in Taiwan.

A recipient of the Geoffrey Palmer ’61 Scholarship, Ms. Smith said she wouldn’t be where she is today without the financial support she has received. “If it weren’t for this scholarship, I wouldn’t be at Adelphi; I wouldn’t have been able to take advantage of the summer study that I have,” Ms. Smith said.

This piece is from the October 2013 issue of e-News from AU.

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