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

Chad Michael Hall

Second Advisor

Teresa Heiland

Third Advisor

Judith Scalin


Layers Revealed: A Documentary Featuring L.A. Contemporary Dance Company is a video thesis. The intention behind this film is set out to reveal the behind the scenes reality of concert dance, the intricacies that formulate the end product, and what it takes for a dancer to stay present in their craft. I am simply intrigued by the creative process of creating movement and believe everyone should be able to experience that reality.

My objective is to inform audiences, of all backgrounds, whether you are a dancer or a nondancer, the small details that are involved in the creative process. It is rare that people, other than the dancers and choreographer, get to be in such an intimate environment. When I watch dance performances, I envision the rehearsal and all of the collaborative efforts that factor into what makes a dance what it is on stage. This is how Layers Revealed evolved and only hope that those who have viewed and will view this film can find a deeper appreciation for the soul, love, energy, and commitment necessary to build a dance show from scratch.