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Hendrix Dance Ensemble Announces Spring Concert Performances

Concert set for March 29 and 30 at 7 p.m.; free and open to the public

CONWAY, Arkansas (March 19, 2024)—Hendrix Players will present two performances of the 2024 Hendrix Dance Ensemble Spring Concert: Friday, March 29 and Saturday, March 30 at 7 p.m. in Staples Auditorium (building 12 on the current campus map). The concert is free and open to the public.

Reservations are encouraged but not required; visit to reserve tickets.

The concert is directed by Hendrix College Professor of Dance Brigitte Rogers and Visiting Artist and Adjunct Professor of Dance Jennifer Maddox.

This celebration of dance features pieces from an array of dance genres choreographed by Professors Rogers and Maddox, as well as by current students. In addition to the live performance pieces, videos of pieces choreographed by alumni will be interspersed throughout the concert.

This year’s concert is especially significant because it marks a homecoming for Jennifer Maddox. Not only has she taught previously at Hendrix College, but she also is the co-founder of the Hendrix Dance Ensemble.

Maddox is recognized as a leading proponent of modern dance in Arkansas. She has devoted much of her career to promoting and teaching the art of dance within the state. She has taught numerous workshops around Arkansas for students, educators, and professionals, and across the region for The American College Dance Association Conferences. Maddox has been honored with The Arkansas Arts Council Individual Artist Fellowship, recognizing her artistic ability in choreography. She has received several grants from the Arkansas Arts Council, including the New Visions Dance Project. Additionally, she was instrumental in Henderson State University receiving the National Endowment of the Arts Choreography Initiative Grant for Arkansas. 

Maddox retired as Instructor of Dance at Henderson State University, where she was dance company director and faculty choreographer, and now volunteers for nonprofit art organizations around Arkansas, including The Arkansas Dance Network. She is currently Instructor of Dance at Ouachita Baptist University.

About Hendrix College

Founded in 1876, Hendrix College is featured in Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think About Colleges and celebrated among the country’s leading liberal arts colleges for academic quality, engaged learning opportunities and career preparation, vibrant campus life, and value. The Hendrix College Warriors compete in 21 NCAA Division III sports. Hendrix has been affiliated with the United Methodist Church since 1884. Learn more at   

“… Through engagement that links the classroom with the world, and a commitment to diversity, inclusion, justice, and sustainable living, the Hendrix community inspires students to lead lives of accomplishment, integrity, service, and joy.” —Hendrix College Statement of Purpose