Gabrielle Cruz

Professor John Drew

Basic Media Production


Documentary Synopsis:

For my documentary I will be creating a character driven film, interviewing one of my fellow dance professors. She is well known within the dance field and extremely innovative with her choreography process. I choose her not only because of her skill, but because of the whole hearted and good person she is. Her personality is a breath of fresh air, and many will like her accent as well. I plan to interview her and ask her questions about how she started dancing, and what she takes into consideration when creating a piece. I also plan on interviewing fellow students and professors in the department as well, and ask them to describe the person she is and how she has influenced their perception on the art of dance. I want to incorporate b-roll of her teaching, as well as meeting with students, working in her office, or even taking the train to her next destination. I would also like to incorporate her piece for this semester’s Dance Adelphi show at the end of the work, or throughout it since I am able to have access to the dancers personally.


I am interviewing a Adelphi dance professor Adelheid B. Strelick who is well known in her field. Not only is she a phenomenal artist,but she is well educated as well. She has her BFA in Dance from the University of Music and Performing Arts in Frankfurt Germany as well as MA in Dance Education from NYU. She is well know and had been teaching for 14 years at numerous institutions.

Questions for Interview:


Where are you from?/ How is that different from here?

What do you do for a living?

What makes you so passionate about this art form?

How would you describe what you do? adj. verbs

What does your work entail?

What’s a typical work week like?

How did you get started?

What do you like about what you do?

What do you dislike?

How much money do Choreographers make?

What education, schooling, or skills are needed to do this?

What is most challenging about what you do?

What is most rewarding?

What advice would you offer someone considering this career?

How much time off do you get/take?

What is a common misconception people have about what you do?

What are your goals/dreams for the future?

What else would you like people to know about you , your job your career?