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Spring Concert Series, Feb. 25-27, dedicated to Billie Ann Burrill


(Photo: Nikki Carrara)
The RIC Dance Department will be present its 52nd annual spring concert from Feb. 25-27 in the Nazarian Center’s Sapinsley Hall. This year, works of Colleen Cavanaugh, Kathy Gordon Smith, Marta Renzi, Billy Siegenfeld, Gary Shore and Clay Taliaferro will be featured.

The concert series is dedicated to the memory of Billie Ann Burrill, who was a founder and first director of the RIC Dance Company, and also served as technical director and lighting designer for the company for 20 years.

Burrill, who died in 2010, received a Doctor of Fine Arts from RIC in 2005. She was known for achievement and excellence in the performing arts, physical education, and during her retirement years, as a world record-setting competitive swimmer.


Billie Ann Burrill

The Feb. 27 performance will be followed by a benefit reception dedicated to Burrill, with donations going to the endowment fund in her name in support of the Dance Area at Rhode Island College.

Performances on Feb. 25 and 26 will be held at 7:30 p.m.; the Feb. 27 performance will be at 2 p.m. General admission is $15, with student discounts available. For tickets to a performance, call the RIC Box Office at (401) 456-8144. For more information on the Feb. 27 benefit reception, contact Angelica Vessella at (401) 456-9791.

For details on upcoming events, visit www.ric.edu/pfa.