Date of Award


Access Restriction

Campus Access only theses

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts



School or College

College of Communication and Fine Arts

First Advisor

Judy Scalin

Second Advisor

Scott Heinzerling

Third Advisor

Teresa Heiland


This thesis was a journey through which I discovered much about the art of performing. In this thesis, I compiled my journals and interview notes to reflect on my performance experience in Scott Heinzerling's ballet piece entitled After You in the Loyola Marymount University Dance Department Faculty Concert in the winter of 2011. I also researched about and wrote an essay on methods that promote the longevity of a dancer's career, as well as ways to stay healthy during performances. Additionally included are studies and reflections based on my past classes at LMU as well as investigations of options after graduation.