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Orchesis Dance Company

Orchesis Dance Company is an on-campus dance ensemble composed completely of Texas State students of all majors and disciplines. In keeping with the artistic and individual values of the Texas State University Department of Theatre and Dance, Orchesis Dance Company seeks to foster artistic expression, facilitate a sense of comradery among dancers, and to provide students with an opportunity to share their passion for dance with family, friends, colleagues and members of the academic and fine arts communities.

2020-2021 Season 

For the 2020-2021 season, we as the staff members want to use the time and resources given to us by the Dance Division to produce an honest and artistically sound body of work. The choreographic styles of the Artistic Staff this year are immensely diverse; an aspect that we believe will allow us to work collaboratively and be successful. We wish to use our time and resources to provide a space for dancers to develop skills that they make take with them after the season ends. Furthermore, we have been working diligently to abide by all the COVID-19 protocols given by Texas State University and the Dance Division to have a safe and healthy season.

Madeline Dase
Artistic Director - Madeline Dase
Devyn Porchia Headshot
Company Manager and Social Media Coordinator - Devyn Porchia

Faculty Advisor - Shay Ishii

Alexis Brady Headshot
Associate Director - Alexis Brady
Arrian Bolden headshot
Treasurer - Arrian Bolden


The audition will take place on Thursday, September 17th, 2020 with three time slots at 6:30 pm, 7:30 pm, and 8:30 pm in Jowers Studio 175.

Only 10 people will be allowed in each time slot due to COVID-19 policies by Texas State University and the Dance Division. Each dancer interested needs to email to receive a Google Doc link containing all the audition information, application packet, and a video of the staff teaching the audition combination.

Orchesis is open to all Texas State students. Please arrive at least 15 minutes early to check-in and warm-up. Dancers are not required to be Dance Majors. However, we do ask that dancers have some form of dance training and/or performance experience.


  • Please wear a black form-fitting tank top/leotard, with black leggings or black biker shorts. Shoes are dancer's choice. We ask that you do not wear basketball or loose-fitting shorts, harem pants, sweat pants, joggers, baggy t-shirts, sweatshirts etc.
  • Please arrive at least 15 minutes early to check-in and warm-up.

We encourage all dancers to come to the workshop on the previous Thursday, September 10th at Jowers 175 at 6:30 pm, 7:30 pm, or 8:30 pm where we will be teaching the audition piece. Below the link to the Google Doc to sign up for the workshop.