SUNY Potsdam Welcomes LehrerDance, Including Alumna


Rachael Humphrey, a 2010 SUNY Potsdam graduate, is one of the members of LehrerDance, Buffalo’s premier dance ensemble, which is coming to campus on Sept. 13.

The SUNY Potsdam Department of Theatre and Dance, the College Dance Ensemble and the Student Government Association are pleased to present an upcoming performance by LehrerDance, an inspiring and innovative professional dance company based in Buffalo, N.Y.

The company will present an evening of dance in the Dunn Hall Dance Theater at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 13.

LehrerDance, begun in July 2007, has already received much national notoriety and critical acclaim. Under the direction of Jon Lehrer, the company showcases Lehrer’s unique choreography and embodies his definitive style, best described as “organically athletic.” Integrating the approach and fluidity of modern dance with the excitement and energy of jazz dance, he has created an expressive, engrossing and ultimately exciting style of movement.

Dance Magazine says LehrerDance is “on the cusp of jazz/modern fusion” and in a recent performance “took the house not so much by storm as by quantum physics.”

As described recently in the Chicago Tribune, LehrerDance is a “small, enviable team” comprised of eight individuals, including 2010 SUNY Potsdam graduate Rachael Humphrey. From breakdancing to modern, ballet to gymnastics, each of the dancers adds their own spice to the LehrerDance mix, keeping it fresh and evolving.             
Tickets for the LehrerDance performance are available through the Community Performance Series Box Office, located in the lobby of Sara M. Snell Music Theatre, by visiting or calling (315) 267-2277. 

Admission is $5 for all SUNY Potsdam students with ID, $10 for faculty and staff and $12 for general admission. For more information on this performance and other Department of Theatre and Dance productions, please call (315) 267-2556.

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Founded in 1816, The State University of New York at Potsdam is one of only three arts campuses in the entire SUNY system. SUNY Potsdam’s arts curriculum offers the full palette: music, theatre, dance, fine arts and creative writing. No matter the discipline, people from all backgrounds can find their creative compass at Potsdam, with myriad arts immersion experiences available for both campus and community.