Margaret Wiss ’16

Margaret Wiss is a senior at Mount Holyoke College with a self-designed major in dance kinesiology. She grew up in Weston, Massachusetts, and started studying ballet at three years old. During her four years at Mount Holyoke, she has been involved with the Five College Dance Department and has served as president of the on-campus student organization Doing It Live! After graduation, she plans to pursue dance and attend graduate school for physical therapy.

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May 4, 2016

An esprit for choreography and dance kinesiology.

“Hello Choreographers! Congratulations! You have been selected to participate in our spring 2016 Biomorphic Dance Festival!”

I could not believe I was reading this email from the Asterial Dance company as I rushed to my physics exam. The nerves I had for my exam melted away as I considered the gravity of what had just happened: my choreography had just been accepted into a dance festival for the first time. Yes, there were the logistics of actually traveling to New York City with my seven dancers. But I had been accepted!

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