Bryn MacNichol

Bryn MacNichol is pursuing her undergraduate degree at Drexel University and will graduate with a BS in Dance and a minor in Somatics in June 2020. During her time at Drexel, she has volunteered for various teaching positions in University programs, including the Youth Performance Exchange and Dance at the Dornsife Center. The Youth Performance Exchange, in which she worked with a group of 20 middle school students from Edward Gideon Elementary School, is an 8 week program inviting students to develop a dance alongside a Drexel Dance student, culminating in a theater performance of their work for a group of their peers. Drexel’s Dance at the Dornsife Center, in which she has taught hip hop to children ages 10-12, offers consistent free classes to children in West Philadelphia, who otherwise do not have the opportunity to dance, and also culminates in a theater performance. She received her Pilates certification from the Drexel Pilates Training Program, which covers mat, mixed equipment, and reformer work within a supportive, propulsive, and empowering community. She also completed a six month internship with local artist Olive Prince, where she developed a creative dance curriculum, which she utilized for a pre-school class alongside Prince, accomplished marketing and administrative tasks, and assisted Prince on two choreographic processes, one on Drexel’s FreshDance Ensemble and one on Prince’s company, Olive Prince Dance. MacNichol has performed with Drexel’s FreshDance and Dance Ensembles during her time at Drexel, and has received scholarships for performing. She has choreographed multiple works on Drexel’s Dance Ensemble and FreshDance, and is the first student to be selected to present her work at the Beijing Dance Festival in July 2019.