My name is Cindy Paul and I am a freshman at Temple. One of the primary reasons I chose Temple University was because of its equal emphasis on both academics and the arts. The vibrant Center for the Arts at Temple not only includes incredible standalone arts programs, but also encourages a crossover between its individual colleges. Throughout this semester I have begun exploring and combining several types of art in pursuit of a rich, well-rounded arts education.
One of my main goals with a dance degree is to pursue a career in choreography for musical theatre. Next semester I am enrolled in a Musical Theatre Dance Repertory course in which I will study original choreography from Broadway musicals along with musical theatre students.
Furthermore, this fall I took a Saturday morning metal arts course at the Tyler School of Art so I could further explore my passion for jewelry-making. I began a jewelry collection inspired by modern dance techniques and movement qualities. Currently, I am constructing a hair comb that incorporates the technical concept of naval radiation, in which energy emanates from the center of the body. Additionally, I am working on a bronze cast piece that incorporates the idea of a spiral.
I am so grateful for the opportunity to explore several forms of art here at Temple, and I am excited to continue expanding my artistic practices throughout my college career.