Meet Christina InfusinoBy Natalia H. Schust
Photo by Patrick Bowling
Christina Infusino has found in Kennesaw State the opportunity to develop a combination of her talents in music, theatre and dance. Christina is a versatile major in vocal performance, minoring in dance, and has taken several classes in the theatre and performance studies program as well. As a matter of fact, this remarkably multitalented performer feels very much at home in the KSU musical theatre productions and is as comfortable singing opera and classical music as she is a Broadway show tune.
Christina, who is also a Dr. R. Wayne Gibson Piano and Voice Arts Scholarship recipient, transferred from a school in Wisconsin to attend KSU, and said that she is very happy with the decision. “My professors have been very supportive and they are a great influence in me. They do an excellent job in preparing students for the real world.”
In turn, Christina’s professors describe her as a hard-working, generous student with a beautiful singing voice. Assistant Professor of Theatre and Performance Studies Dean Adams has known Christina for most of her KSU career and affirmed that, “She’ll get far. Wherever she lands, she's going to be very productive.” Additionally, Assistant Professor of Theatre and Performance Studies Harrison Long has known Christina for two years and said Christina has the “whole package” because she's a marvelous dancer, singer and actor. Indeed, Christina impressed the audience with her performance in KSU’s production of the Broadway musical “Urinetown” in the fall of 2006.
Although Christina isn’t planning to change her major, she’s happy about KSU’s new dance major program. To her, it’s a great addition to the College of the Arts and it constitutes a major step in defining KSU as a leading artistic and collegiate establishment in the southeast. “Ivan Pulinkala and other members of the dance faculty have worked diligently to build a cohesive and comprehensive program. It’s certainly exciting,” said Christina.
As far as the future is concerned, Christina’s triple threat of dancing, acting and singing that she has developed at KSU will send her well on her way.