Dance Ensemble at Hamline University, MN

Dance Ensemble

Hamline University's Dance Ensemble performs biannually in the fall and in the spring. The group combines different forms of dance as well as physical acting which creates a unique sort of performance art and physical expression.


Auditions are open to all Hamline Students regardless of major or past experience. The Dance Ensemble prides itself on showcasing a wide variety of forms of expression, which evolves from a diverse group of actors, dancers, and novice movement expressionists. 

Auditions take place every year in the fall. For more information, contact Kaori Kenmotsu at 651-523-2996 or email her at


Kaori Kenmotsu, Hamline's lead professor in theatrical movement and dance guides the Dance Ensemble to physical expression through student, guest, and personal choreography. With an extensive background in yoga and Laban Movement Analysis, she encourages students to find authentic expression utilizing ones entire body.

I've completely fallen in love with dance, and I owe that entirely to Kaori Kenmotsu, my dance instructor. Kaori helps us see how movement looks on your own body; it's not about looking the same. She changed my view of dance forever and inspired me to be a good dancer, to have fun, to start choreographing."

Eden Fahy, Dance Ensemble Student at Hamline University, MN