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Theatre and Dance

Liz Staruch

Contact Theatre and Dance  

Theatre and Dance

Address:
E.O. Bull Center, Room 119
2 E. Rosedale Ave.
West Chester, PA 19383


Phone: 610-436-3463
Fax: 610-436-2171
Email: TheatreDance@wcupa.edu


Dr. Harvey Rovine, Chairperson
HRovine@wcupa.edu


Faculty Contact Information

Liz
Staruch

Associate Professor, Dance

E.O. Bull Center 124
EStaruch@wcupa.edu

Education

  • M.F.A. (Dance/Choreography), University of North Carolina Greensboro
  • B.A. (Theatre), The College of Wooster

Curriculum Vitae

Associate Professor Liz Staruch works in both the dance and musical theatre programs in the Department of Theatre and Dance at West Chester University. Her concert work has been presented in Philadelphia and New York City in addition to North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, England and Poland. The site-specific dance film, The Camera Betrays You, which she co-conceived and directed with Mark O'Maley, was honored and selected for the Northeast region gala concert by the American College Dance Association (ACDA). Among her WCU musical theatre credits are The Rocky Horror Show and Godspell (director/choreographer), She Loves Me, Cabaret, The Pajama Game, and Assassins (choreographer). Her musical theatre choreography has earned several awards from Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, including a national commendation for WCU's production of Hair!. Staruch was elected to the ACDA National Board of Directors, representing the Northeast region and currently serving as chair of the fundraising committee. Before coming to WCU, she was on faculty at DeSales University, Elon University, and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro where she received her M.F.A. in Dance/Choreography.