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New Directions 2019

an undergraduate dance production

Show dates:  June 6, 7, 8 @ 7:30pm

Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre

About the Performance

Undergraduate choreographers test the boundaries of movement and embodiment with inventive new works, featuring undergraduate dance students.

About the Director

Anne Gehman is co-founder of youTurn Arts Exhibition. She is a choreographer and performer and active contributor to San Diego’s dance community. Anne has performed with Yolande Snaith’s IMAGOmoves, Blythe Barton Dance Co. Somebodies Dance Theatre, Jean Isaacs San Diego Dance Theater, Ion Theatre Co., Michael Mizerany, Fusionworks Dance Co.,RI and Dulce Anaya's Jacksonville Ballet Theater, FL. She has also had the pleasure of working with choreographers Mark Haim and Jesse Zaritt through youTurnArts. Anne has served as part-time dance faculty for San Diego State University and has taught undergraduate coursework for University of California San Diego.

Her work Giving Way, was presented at the Mingei Museum in Balboa Park as part of San Diego’s Annual Trolley Dances 2015. One year later, Anne organized a momentous community project setting Giving Way on 100 dancers. The work was performed as her thesis for UCSD in the Potiker Theater, La Jolla Ca. Anne has received a B.F.A in Dance from Jacksonville University, Florida and an M.F.A in Dance Theatre from University of California San Diego. Additionally, she is a 200HR Certified Interconnected Yoga Teacher.

Director's Statement

There is something in the water here at UCSD! I am continuously inspired by the courage and beauty of these dance-makers and performers. As an alumni, I am thrilled be back this quarter to witness and assist in the making and sharing of dance. New Directions this year will present works which embody multiple genres of dance including but not limited to: Classical and Contemporary Modern dance, African, Hip-Hop and Tap, as well as Dance Theatre & movement research.

The Cast

Jane Alvarado (solo)
Jeevika Bhat (duet)
Olivia Jewel Carter (group)
Jordan Daley (group)
Astrid Espitia (solo)
Alexis Eubank (large group)
London Davis & Alexandria Kim (duet)
Lily Rose Medofer (solo)
Luci Patrick (group)
Samantha Schroeder (solo)

Jane Alvarado, Sydney Anderson Moore, Jeevika Bhat,
Olivia Jewel Carter, Jordan Daley, Astrid Espitia,
Alexis Eubank, London Davis & Alexandria Kim,
Adrian Dymally, Jamila Francisco, James Giles,
Lien Hardister, Austin Harper, Cameron Haywood,
Sergill Johnson, Audrey Kanan, Jacqueline Koch,
Lily Rose Medofer, Luci Patrick, Samantha Schroeder,
Charul Sharma, Amanda Thompson, Madenn Walikis,
Jordan Ward, Khai Williams, Sidney Yerger

The Creative Team

Director –  Anne Gehman
Scenic Designer – Nicholas Ponting
Lighting designer – Lindsay Stevens

Production Stage Manager –  Amber Dettmers

Performances Parking & Location

Located at: Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre

Parking Passes Required: Monday through Friday. Weeknight passes are $2 per vehicle from the vending machines located in the UC San Diego Theatre District/La Jolla Playhouse parking lots and entry display case. Please remember your parking space number. You will need it to purchase your parking pass.

Note: Machines take all major credit cards except Discover and when paying with cash you must use exact change, NO CHANGE GIVEN.

Parking Passes Not Required: Saturdays and Sundays


Cars without permits are subject to ticketing by UCSD Campus Police. The Theatre & Dance Department does not have the authority to waive and cannot pay parking tickets.



Jun. 6

Jun. 7

Jun. 8
7:30 pm     OPENING

7:30 pm   

7:30 pm     CLOSING

Advance tickets for this production are available only online through the "Click here for tickets" button above. You can leave a message at 858.534.4574 with questions and we will get back to you. You can also purchase online on your phone the night of at the theatre.

At-the-Door tickets, if available, can be purchased one hour before show time at the performing theatre’s box office.

General Admission: $20
UCSD Faculty/Staff/Alumni Association, and Seniors (over 62): $15
UCSD Students/UCSD Alumni Association (with ID): $10

Please note: No late seating; no refunds.

Theatre & Dance Faculty, Staff & Majors Only >>


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