Mount Gallitzin’s First Female Student Returns to Create Ballet

Posted on 4/21/2017 8:39:42 PM

Joan Van Dyke, associate professor of Dance at IUP, this week premiered a new ballet commemorating her creative origins at Mt. Gallitzin Academy.

In collaboration with Sister Ruth Sattler, a music teacher and composer at the academy, Van Dyke’s “Lace, Ecole de Vie (School of Life)” premiered on April 21 at the Jackson Theater at the Punxsutawney Community Center.

Department of Theater and Dance