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Mallory Walker, ’09, literally danced back to her alma mater Thursday night. Featured in a dance concert by Sokolow Now!, Ms. Walker had the chance to return to the footlights of BSU’s Campus Center stage as a professional.
“It’s like coming back home,” the North Attleboro native said.
Ms. Walker’s relationship with the Sokolow Now! company began during her senior year, when she met its principle dancers during a residency at the university. After graduation, she auditioned and was accepted. The contemporary dance company is part of the Sokolow Dance Foundation and dedicated to preserving and staging the works of legendary choreographer Anna Sokolow.
Ms. Walker, who is a graduate of North Attleboro High, also dances with Fusion Works out of Rhode Island, and teaches at Unique Steps Dance Academy in her hometown.
“It feels great to be back,” she said, as she prepared to take the stage for Thursday night’s performance. “I’ve come full circle.”
BSU’s Dr. Nancy Moses, professor and chairperson of dance, who organized the recent performance, said seeing an alumnus return to the BSU stage was a “wonderful experience.”