Archer Dance Troupe Steals Spotlight at American Jewish University

Helena Heslov March 10, 2014 3
Archer Dance Troupe Steals Spotlight at American Jewish University
The curtains open to display dancers silhouetted by against a red light. Photographer: Marcela Riddick '16

On Feb. 22 and 23, Archer’s annual Dance Troupe performance took place at the American Jewish University.

Andrea Locke, the director of Archer’s dance program, collaborated with the company captains to create the theme of this year’s show, titled “Your Journey. Your Revolution.” Locke said, “Everybody has a journey and makes choices, and there is a transformation within that journey.”

Locke explained that it took a lot of preparation to showcase the performance. She chose captains to represent each grade and production managers to help make the show the best it could possibly be.

She also introduced Roni Blak of MNR Dance Factory to the program to help student choreographers strengthen their dance numbers. It took a group of parent volunteers, students from the dance leadership team, weekly meetings, and the 80 dedicated dancers to make the show as flawless as possible.

Oracle staff member Marcela Riddick ’16 was at the show and took this series of photographs. Click on the first image to start the slideshow.


  1. Dr. Yoshimura March 20, 2014 at 10:25 PM -

    Beautiful article and photos of an amazing concert. Love those FRINGE dresses! 😉

    • Marcela Riddick March 21, 2014 at 4:16 AM -

      Thank you Dr. Yoshimura!
      My goal was to visually capture the beauty of the movement and light. They were definitely amazing to watch. 🙂 I am glad you like them.

  2. Michael h March 21, 2014 at 9:28 PM -

    Very nice article Helena