Cal State Fullerton dancers Peyton Nakamura, Ashley Dimond and Edward Salas will be on stage this weekend, performing “The Light Within,” by dance faculty member Macarena Gandarillas, at the 2019 Palm Desert Choreography Festival.
Gandarillas’ work is part of a showcase of 12 works selected from more than 380 entries submitted from dance programs and universities throughout the country. It was first performed on campus during CSUF’s 2018 Fall Dance Theatre.
Gandarillas, who joined Cal State Fullerton after a 25-year professional career, was recognized as the 2019 Dance Teacher of the Year by Dance Teacher Magazine.
The competition will be held at 4 p.m. Nov. 10, at the McCallum Theatre, 73000 Fred Waring Drive, Palm Desert, 92260.