Game Recognizes Game

Artists are Athletes. Athletes are Artists. Ep. 2

Carolina Performing Arts

Game Recognize Game

Artists are Athletes and Athletes are Artists — on the soccer pitch, too.

The video stars UNC midfielder Sam Meza and tap dance trailblazer Michelle Dorrance, daughter of legendary UNC Women’s Soccer coach Anson Dorrance. Dizzying footwork and percussive kicks are set to an original score created in collaboration with Dorrance herself, including tap beats and sounds straight from the soccer field.

The video is the second installment of the campaign, which launched last January with a collaboration between UNC Men’s Basketball and the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.

Thanks to our crew

1st AD: Mikel Barton

Camera Op: Joey Dwyer

1st AC: Ryan Shackleford

Gaffer: Dan Lewis

Grip: Adam Thomas

G&E Swing: Mike Milstead

G&E Swing: Zach Bennett

Audio: Aaron Bittikofer 

Art Dept/Props: Emily Mormann

HMU: Davisha DaDone

Catering: Dani Nation

PA: Fess Rice, Smrithi Tirimalapudi, Daniel Huffman


  • Executive & Artistic Director, CPA

    Alison Friedman

  • Director of Marketing and Communications

    Jana Jackson

  • Producer

    Drew Grimes

  • Line Producer

    Sean Riddle

  • Co-writers + Co-directors

    Daniel Cook & Spike Hoban

  • Editor

    Daniel Cook

  • Original Music/Sound Design

    Daniel Cook & Autumn Brand

  • Color

    Kyle Messina

  • Director of Photography

    Trevor Jackson