It Depends

Gold backgrond with particle board pattern

Choreography: Emily Trapnell

Music: It Depends by Ramin Roshandel

Costume Design: Juliana Waechter

Lighting Design: Jim Albert

Musician: Ramin Roshandel

Dancers: Cassidy Banwart, Soraya Cohen, Ellie Daley, Emily Trapnell

How do you depend...?

I extend my gratitude to my advisor Charmian Wells and my wonderful cast for your dedication to me and this work. I would also like to thank the Department of Dance as a whole; you all have impacted me tremendously throughout the past four years.

Emily Trapnell headshot

Emily Trapnell will graduate with distinction earning a BFA in dance with honors at University of Iowa in spring 2022. Emily’s passion for dance began with her first dance class at the age of four and she has since fearlessly pursued her goal of dancing professionally. Along with training intensively with University of Iowa Department of Dance, Emily has recently trained with Mark Morris Dance Group, Oklahoma City Ballet, Martha Graham Dance Company, Emerge 125 (formerly Elisa Monte Dance), LA Contemporary Dance Company, and Jacob Jonas The Company in summer/winter intensives. In addition to co-creating featured roles at University of Iowa Department of Dance, Emily has performed on stage with Minneapolis Ballet Dancers, Curio Dance Company, and Metro Dance Center. Recent highlights include performing live in the world premiere opera Karkinos, the Iowa Dance Festival, Hancher Illuminated, and touring during the UI Dance Company season in 2021. She has also enjoyed performing virtually with Mark Morris Dance Group, LA Contemporary Dance Company, and Mark DeGarmo Dance. Some of Emily’s favorite roles/dances to perform growing up were: Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz, the Evil Queen in the production Snow White, and Grande Pas Classique. Emily debuted her own choreography at the Minnesota Fringe Festival, Englert Theatre's Marquee Lighting Ceremony, and Mark DeGarmo's Dance for their Futures. Emily extends the utmost gratitude to all the faculty, MFAs, and undergraduate students for the education, collaboration, and support that have allowed her to hone her craft over the past four years.