Auburn University Theatre presents 'Dancing Community: Cultivating Our Roots'

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Auburn University’s Department of Theatre’s annual dance concert brings students, faculty, staff and guest artists together to create a community through dance. Conceived and directed by Auburn Theatre’s dance instructors, Adrienne Wilson and Jeri Dickey, “Dancing Community: Cultivating Our Roots” will feature the Auburn University Dance Ensemble, along with many guest choreographers’ works. Beginning March 21 and running until March 24, “Dancing Community: Cultivating Our Roots” will share their experiences on-stage.

The Department of Theatre continues to celebrate Alabama’s Bicentennial and embraces dance not only from Alabama, but from all over the world.

“Our dance tribe reaches far and wide to honor and embrace our mentors and colleagues, educators and the creative process, performers and choreographers,” Wilson explained. “Regional, national and international roots and branches connect our dance community in diverse and exciting ways as we create deep and long-lasting connections.”

“Dancing Community: Cultivating Our Roots” incorporates a variety of pieces, from tap to aerial silks, to highlight the lush, diverse lives of those who inhabit the state.

“Please join us and our guest artists for an evening of dance that explores who we are, where we come from and who we hope to become,” Wilson said.  

The artistic team for “Dancing Community: Cultivating Our Roots” includes direction and choreography by Senior Lecturer Jeri Dickey and Associate Professor Adrienne Wilson with guest choreographers Michael Groomes, Angie Muzzy, George Staib, Courtney World and Auburn student choreographers Connor Dealy, Hannah Fluker, Madison Russell, Sarah-Grace Jones, Elizabeth Weyerman, Hannah Kirby and Lydia Whitt; Lighting design by Auburn students Catherine Pyle, Devin Stevens, Jack Stoffel and Trevor Turner; and costume design by Assistant Professor Tracy Oleinick assisted by student Amanda Jernigan.

The Auburn University Dance Ensemble includes Lindsey Booth, Bobby Coe, Connor Dealy, Hannah Fluker, Jaedyn Forehand, Emma Fox, Caroline George, Sydney Golden, Nyala Hall, Samuel Haupert, Sarah-Grace Jones, Kyndal N. Lawrence, Katie Milbrandt, Patricia Montgomery, Maddie Morrow, Anne Nelson, Olivia Novobilski, Stephanie Papp, Madison Pistoria, Samantha Phillips, Chloe Reilly, Jessi Rogers, Lucy Rogers, Madison Russell, Lexi Scarbrough, Elizabeth Smith, Ebony Strong, Shanelle Valentine, Elizabeth and Lydia Whitt.

Buy Tickets

The Department of Theatre is using a new ticketing system! Features include the ability to choose seats online (for mainstage productions) and a season subscription package, along with a larger range of purchasing options. For more information, go to the Department of Theatre’s Ticketing Page.

Talkback Thursdays

To engage in discussion around the performance or learn more about the production, make plans to attend “Talkback Thursday” after the show for a conversation with the director and company members.


  • *Thursday, March 21, at 7:30 p.m.
  • Friday, March 22, at 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 23, at 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, March 24, at 2:30 p.m.

*Talkback Thursday

Ticket Prices:

  • General: $16
  • Senior Citizen: $12
  • Faculty and Staff: $12
  • AU student with ID: Free
  • Non-Auburn University Student: $12

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Box Office Hours:

  • Monday–Friday: 8 a.m.-4:45 p.m.
  • On Saturday evening performances: 6-8 p.m.
  • On Sunday matinees: 1-3 p.m.

The box office can be reached at 334-844-4154.

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