LEAP in the News

Learn more about LEAP by following the links below to a variety of publications that have profiled this unique program.

Christian TV Outlet KTLN interviews Director, Mark Baird, about SMC's LEAP Program. December, 2013.

Career Transition for Dancers features an article written by San Francisco LEAP student, Kara Wilkes, whom dances with Alonso King's LINES Ballet and was awarded the Caroline H. Newhouse grant. January, 2013.

Dance Informa outlines the benefits of the LEAP Program and discusses the program's future plans. April, 2012.

Dance Magazine covers LEAP's amazing Dance South Africa course at the Dance For All school in Cape Town.  January, 2012.  (Also published by DanceU101.)

Contra Costa Times profiles LEAP graduate, Joe Orrach, as he prepares to bring his one-man show to the Saint Mary's College LeFevre Theater stage.  September, 2011.

The Contra Costa Times covers LEAP's first travel course to Cape Town South Africa.

New York Times and San Francsico Chronicle Cover LEAP Alumna's Leap Into Marriage

Lamorinda Weekly profiles the LEAP program as it commemorates its 10th anniversary with a Gala Performance Celebration, while the event gets Spotlighted By KGO-TV's View From The Bay and Area Weekly.

LEAP Director's Efforts on Behalf of Dancers in Transition Featured in New York Times.

Saint Mary's Magazine profiles LEAP student, and Diablo Ballet Principal Dancer, David Fonnegra.

San Francisco Chronicle Spotlights LEAP Student's Committment to Dance.

Saint Mary's College LEAP Program graduate Muriel Maffre '04 was the subject of a front-page feature in the San Francisco Chronicle Sunday Datebook.

In Dance Magazine profiles LEAP Program Manager, Megan Low.

In addition to the links above and PDF's provided below, articles about LEAP have also appeared in:

  • The Philadelphia Inquirer
  • Dance Teacher magazine
  • Pointe magazine
  • The Los Angeles Times
  • Dance Magazine College Guide
  • Dance Spirit

Television coverage has included:

  • CBS News Sunday Morning
  • KRON TV: Newsbeat
  • KTVU: The 10 O'Clock News