Congratulations 2014 Department of Theatre and Dance Award Recipients and Graduating Students

The College of the Arts congratulates its 2014 Scholarship and Award-certificate recipients below and all graduating students from the Class of 2014. Recognitions are being given to underclassmen, as well as soon-to-be-graduating students, at department/school award ceremonies and at the college’s 24th Convocation ceremony taking place Sunday, May 18, at 7 p.m. at Sprague Field (Raindates: May 22 or 23). Music alumna Mary Ellen Waggoner '83 (read bio here) will receive the Montclair State University Distinguished Alumni Award,  James Smith will receive the Dean’s Scholar/Artist Award and Lin Pernille Kristensen will deliver the senior address. (For a complete list of all the scholarship and award-certificate recipients from the College of the Arts, visit here.)

Department of Theatre and Dance Recipients:

Outstanding Dance Performer Award
Felicia Geran

Danceaturgy Award
Kelly Vaghenas

Marc Mattaliano Theatre Award
Anna Voyce
Matt Petrucelli

Peins Dance Scholarship   
Chelsea McCloskey

Garden State Arts Foundation Award
Megan Gecik

Choreographic Excellence
Jake Deibert

Department of Theatre and Dance Service Award
Larisa Giambona
Michael McQuade
Amber Kusching
Emma Slaney

Joseph F. Bella Production/Design Award
Emma Slaney
Sarah Stouff
Sarah Kimball

Linda Roberts Outstanding Senior Dance Award
Julie Cullen
Crystal Rodriguez

Montclair State University Dance Spirit Award
Tywan Bynum

Cento Amici Award
Breeanah Breeden
Emma Pressman
Melanie Ciappi

Doris Bianchi Senior Award
Daniel Rutz

Dennis K. McDonald Senior Theatre Award
Aryana Sedarati
Tommy Foy
James Hooper

College of the Arts Advisory Board Scholarship Award
Megan Gecik

Montclair State University Dance Education Award
Jaqueline Selesky
Tishonna Twitty

Linda Sterling Award (Theatre and Dance/Musical Theater Scholarship)
Hannah Beck
Darius Lee


Jeanne Wade Heningburg Award

Malcolm McMichael

Musical Theatre Award
Phil Sloves
Emma Kron Deacon