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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.