Featured Students

The diverse research interests of our graduate students reflect the wide range of specializations that we address in our dance program as we prepare students to be educators, artists and scholars of dance and movement.

Ella-Gabriel Mason, Second-Year MFA Dance Student

Ella-Gabriel Mason is an MFA student in Dance. They want to understand who we are, how we got here, and how we’re all thinking and feeling about that. An artmaker, educator and bodyworker, they combine rigorous academic research with lived experience, words with dance, brain with body, living in the tension between ways of knowing and methods of being. They have been granted residencies at Future Tenant Gallery (PGH) and Pearlarts Studios (PGH), and their works have been presented at the New Hazlett Theater (PGH), Kelly-Strayhorn Theater (PGH), vox populi (PHL), wild project (NYC), WOW Café Theater (NYC), and BAAD! (NYC).  In addition to their work as a creator and performer, Mason is a licensed massage therapist specializing in trauma-sensitive bodywork.

Boram Yi

Boram Yi received her BA and MFA in Dance Performance from Korea National University of Arts and MA in Dance Education from CUNY, Hunter College. Boram taught special kids at Nuri School in 2013, and taught pre-professional students at Gyeongbuk Arts High School from 2016 to 2017. After moving to NYC, she choreographed, performed Articulation Work I, was selected by the American Dance Guild Festival, and received a scholarship for the Bolshoi Teacher Certification program in 2019. She is currently pursuing a Ph.D. degree in Dance. Her research interests focus on Korean Dance in foreign countries, Korean Diaspora, Multiculturalism, and Dance Curriculum. https://hunter-soe.digication.com/boramyi