Graduating ASU student hopes to inspire teenagers through dance


December 5, 2017

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2017 commencement. See more graduates here.

Mayra Causor discovered her love of dance in high school, and after she earns her degree in dance education from Arizona State University this month, she wants to return to high school to share that passion with her students. ASU dance graduate Mayra Causor Dance education graduate Mayra Causor. Download Full Image

“When I started dancing in high school, I knew I found something I was passionate about,” Causor says. “I studied dance at four institutions to gain greater knowledge because I was hungry to learn more and more.”

Causor says students in high school are making decisions in their lives that are important milestones and dance gives them an activity for leisure, a way to learn and grow, a form of self-expression and therapy. For instance, she says she integrates concepts such as body image and explores with students how they can turn what they feel into movement.

“I love dance as an art form. It has helped me build confidence and relieve stress. I get to play and use my body as an instrument for self-expression while sharing that with other students.”

Question: What’s something you learned while at ASU — in the classroom or otherwise — that surprised you, that changed your perspective?

Answer: Being at ASU has allowed me to explore and play with my own abilities as a dancer, which has allowed me to express myself creatively. Getting the chance to collaborate with my peers and learn from teachers who have tremendous knowledge has really contributed to a holistic learning experience at ASU.

Q: Why did you choose ASU?

A: I chose this school because I researched their program and learned what they had to offer. I appreciated that the dance program catered to the creative process while incorporating other disciplines aligned with dance as an art form.

Q: What’s the best piece of advice you’d give to those still in school?

A: For the students still attending ASU I would advise them to take full advantage of the opportunities and resources that the school has to offer. Also, to soak (up) everything about this experience like a sponge because it will be beneficial in the long run.

Q: What was your favorite spot on campus, whether for studying, meeting friends or just thinking about life?

A: When I studied, I would sit at a Starbucks on campus (one of our coolest resources) and enjoy a coffee while admiring the views.

Q: What are your plans after graduation?

A: After graduating, I am hopeful to find a job as a dance teacher. I am close to the finish line, so I am anxious to get my checklist done to be able to do this.

Q: If someone gave you $40 million to solve one problem on our planet, what would you tackle?

A: If I had $40 million, I would help with the natural disasters that affected Mexico and Puerto Rico. This is important to me because it is recent and out of human control. If those events hadn’t happened, I would use the money to help make the planet more eco-friendly. 

Sarah A. McCarty

Communications and marketing coordinator, School and Film, Dance and Theatre, Herberger Institute

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ASU Gammage 'Hamilton' tickets to go on sale through Ticketmaster Verified Fan

Registration available Dec. 5–7; tickets on sale Dec. 11


December 6, 2017

Producer Jeffrey Seller and ASU Gammage/Broadway Across America announce today that tickets for "Hamilton" will be available online through Ticketmaster Verified Fan only, at 9 a.m. Dec. 11. Verified Fan is a new fan-facing technology from Ticketmaster that allows pre-registered fans to unlock access to tickets without competing against scalpers and bots.

"Verified Fan is the newest program to make tickets available to theatre-goers at regular prices," Seller said. "I am confident that it will be a valuable service to our fans.  We know how challenging it is to buy tickets and this new Ticketmaster program will make the process a whole lot easier." Producer Jeffrey Seller and ASU Gammage/Broadway Across America announce today that tickets for "Hamilton" will be available online through Ticketmaster Verified Fan only, at 9 a.m. Dec. 11. Verified Fan is a new fan-facing technology from Ticketmaster that allows pre-registered fans to unlock access to tickets without competing against scalpers and bots. Photo by Joan Marcus. Download Full Image

Ticketmaster Verified Fan registration began at 10 a.m. Dec. 5 and will close at 11:59 p.m. Dec. 7. Visit hamiltonaz.tmverifiedfan.com to register.

Those who registered will be notified by Ticketmaster via email on Monday, Dec. 11 if they have been selected for the Verified Fan on sale. The Ticketmaster Verified Fan on sale will be available for purchases online only.

"We are ecstatic to have 'Hamilton' at ASU Gammage,” said Colleen Jennings-Roggensack, executive director of ASU Gammage and ASU Vice President for Cultural Affairs. "Ticketmaster Verified Fan is a tremendous advance in ensuring that real patrons have access to tickets and we value the innovative approach that put fans first."

Tickets will be available for performances at ASU Gammage, Jan. 30 through Feb. 25, 2018.

There is a maximum purchase limit of four tickets per household for the engagement. Tickets range from $79.50 to $189.50, with a select number of $489.50 premium seats available. There will be a lottery for 40 $10 orchestra seats for all performances. Details will be announced closer to the engagement.

A very limited number of tickets will be available at ASU Gammage’s box office starting at noon, Dec. 11.

 

'Hamilton' information

"Hamilton" is the story of America's Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, an immigrant from the West Indies who became George Washington's right-hand man during the Revolutionary War and was the new nation’s first Treasury Secretary.  Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, blues, rap, R&B, and Broadway, "Hamilton" is the story of America then, as told by America now.  

With book, music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, direction by Thomas Kail, choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler and musical supervision and orchestrations by Alex Lacamoire, "Hamilton" is based on Ron Chernow’s biography of Founding Father Alexander Hamilton.

The "Hamilton" creative team previously collaborated on the 2008 Tony Award Winning Best Musical "In the Heights."  

"Hamilton" features scenic design by David Korins, costume design by Paul Tazewell, lighting design by Howell Binkley, sound design by Nevin Steinberg, hair and wig design by Charles G. LaPointe, and casting by Telsey + Company, Bethany Knox, CSA.

The musical is produced by Jeffrey Seller, Sander Jacobs, Jill Furman and The Public Theater.

The "Hamilton" Original Broadway Cast Recording is available everywhere nationwide. The "Hamilton" recording received a 2016 Grammy for Best Musical Theatre Album.  

For information on "Hamilton," visit www.HamiltonOnBroadway.com, www.Facebook.com/HamiltonMusical, www.Instagram.com/HamiltonMusical and www.Twitter.com/HamiltonMusical.

 

Ticketmaster Verified Fan information

How does Ticketmaster Verified Fan On Sale Work?

Prospective tickets buyers will need to register for an access code through Ticketmaster’s Verified Fan® system from December 5 through December 7. Those who are verified and selected will receive an access code on December 11 that unlocks the opportunity to purchase tickets via the Verified Fan on sale.  If you have been randomly selected to receive a code it will unlock the ability to access tickets. However, tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis and are not guaranteed. Registering for the program does not guarantee that you will receive an access code for the Verified Fan on sale.  

If verified and randomly selected, you will receive an access code via text message. The first message(s) will include timing details and a link to where you can purchase your tickets, immediately followed by another text containing your unique offer code. Keep your phone handy – you’ll receive text messages 2-4 hours before the sale begins.

How do I register?

Go to hamiltonaz.tmverifiedfan.com Dec. 5 through 11 p.m. Dec. 7 and connect your Ticketmaster account to register.

How do I know if my Verified Fan registration was submitted?

Once registered you will receive a confirmation email. Receiving a confirmation email only means your registration has been submitted. It does not mean you will receive an offer code. Fans may only register once.  Multiple registrations will disqualify you from the Verified Fan event.  

Please note: Registering does NOT guarantee you will be verified, receive a code or have the ability to purchase Verified Fan tickets.

Marketing and Communications Assistant, ASU Gammage

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