MM2 dancer and choreographer, Shara Harad was recently chosen by Dr. Welsh of Temple University’s Boyer College of Music and Dance to be this years’ recipient of the Rose Vernick BFA Choreography Award. This award honors a graduating Bachelor of Fine Arts student who has demonstrated excellence in choreography during the academic year.
Shara’s dancing journey began in a mermaid costume when she was three. From then on she continued to take dance classes in a variety of suburban studios. It was not until she attended Temple University and an improvisation class led by Merian Soto, that she realized dance was to be her career path. Shara has performed in multiple graduate student projects of Michael T. Roberts. At Temple University, she has studied dance composition, theory, history, and technique. Through persistence and hard work, she was able to study at Accademia dell’ Arte in Arezzo, Italy. There, she lived, trained, and performed with thirty aspiring artists from all over the country. She has studied contemporary dance, the Tarantella, voice, and theatre. A graduate with her Bachelor’s in Fine Arts with a concentration in improvisation, Shara continues to teach dance in the Philadelphia area and play a role in the effort to bring the arts and especially dance to public schools.
Look for new work to be presented by Shara for the upcoming season of MM2 Modern Dance’s ONE WORD.