Alum Rachel Aston Wins Regional Emmy for Dance Group Video

Monday, June 13, 2016
LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL -- Aston chose the dancers for the weekly Vegas Stripped profile series — visual poetry storytelling — and received the Pacific Southwest Emmy Award in the category of News-Arts/Entertainment-Single Story or Series, for her work. “She digs, digs, digs, until she finds the beauty in the everyday,” said Kevin Cannon, Las Vegas Review-Journal photo editor. “What she does with every video, and that one especially, is what I call visual poetry. That video was just a feast for the eyes, and obviously the judges thought so too. I’m just bursting with pride.” Cannon hired Aston, who is a May 2015 graduate of San Francisco State University, after he saw her portfolio of work. “She didn’t have a large portfolio, but, from the few work samples she sent me, I could tell she had a very special and unique eye,” Cannon said.