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Dance's David Curwen is president-elect of CORPS de Ballet

Jan. 31, 2005

KALAMAZOO--David Curwen, associate professor of dance at Western Michigan University, has been named president-elect of CORPS de Ballet International and will serve a two-year term before taking over presidency of the organization for an additional two years.

Curwen's selection for the role took place at the organization's annual meeting at Columbia College in Charleston, S.C., last year. CORPS is a professional organization dedicated to the development, exploration and advancement of ballet in higher education. CORPS stands for Council of Organized Researchers for Pedagogical Studies.

In addition, Curwen's choreographed piece "Clear Day" was named to the list of six finalists for the Michigan Dance Council's Maggie Allesee New Choreography Award after a statewide adjudication.

Media contact: Mark Schwerin, 269 387-8400, mark.schwerin@wmich.edu

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