Marywood Students Honored at Theatre Festival


Marywood University music, theatre, and dance department students recently participated in and received honors at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF), which was held at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Shown from left are: Charles Gorden, M.F.A., associate professor of theatre and director of the theatre program at Marywood University; Melina Barry, sophomore theatre major; Ken Doyle, senior theatre major; Sarah Wagner, senior theatre major; and Tiffany Atkins, senior theatre major.


Ballet Theatre’s senior company to present Coppelia


Dunmore resident Elizabeth Conway, a member of the Ballet Theatre of Scranton, will perform in Coppelia.

The Ballet Theatre of Scranton’s  senior company will present the full length comic ballet Coppelia on Saturday, May 14 at 8 p.m. at The Theater at North in Scranton.

Restaged by Artistic Director Joanne Arduino, Coppelia is the story of a life-like doll, a toymaker, and a young betrothed couple and is full of trickery, magic and love. The ballet dates back to the late 19th century and the music of Leo Delibes is both rousing and charming.  It is a ballet to be enjoyed by children and adults of all ages.

For tickets go to or for information call 570-347-2867.

Dance Academy opens new location

prima elite new location

Prima Elite Academy of Dance celebrated their moving with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at their new location performed by owner Jennifer Griglock-Haggerty of Dunmore, surrounded by dance students, family and friends. The new studio is located at 1434 North Main Ave, Scranton, Pennsylvania and offers dance in ballet, jazz, tap, contemporary, lyrical, pointe, and hip hop.

The University of Scranton Small Business Development Center (SBDC) held a ribbon cutting to celebrate the new location of Prima Elite Academy of Dance at 1434 North Main Ave, Scranton. The studio offers dance in ballet, jazz, tap, contemporary, lyrical, pointe, and hip hop.

Jennifer Griglock-Haggerty of Dunmore, owner of Prima Elite Academy of Dance, expressed thanks to all who helped, including her husband, mother, father and all of the parents.

A native of Pittston, Jennifer began her dance training at the age of three. A graduate of Pittston Area High School, she was a scholarship student at Point Park University Conservatory where she  received her Bachelor of Arts in Dance, Magna Cum Laude, with a concentration in ballet from Point Park.

Upon graduation, Jennifer moved to Chicago where she continued to dance on scholarship at the Lou Conte Dance Studio, home of Hubbard Street Dance Chicago. There, Jennifer continued her training with Claire Baulieu, Julie Nakagawa Böttcher, and Lucas Crandall. Jennifer also performed on tour with the Radio City Christmas Spectacular both as an ensemble member and featured dancer.

Jennifer has been teaching dance instruction since she was 15 years old. She has conducted numerous master classes for students of all ages. Jennifer and  her husband, Kevin Haggerty, have  two children, Kevin, 5 and Giovanna, 3.

For more information, call Jennifer Griglock-Haggerty at (570) 815-4335; Francene Dudziec, The University of Scranton SBDC at (570) 941-4168 or visit