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Interim Director of Dance

Nelly van Bommel

Board of Study Coordinator: Darrah Carr


Rosanna Seravalli (Ballet, Pointe/Variation)
Bettijane Sills (Ballet, Pointe/Variation)

Associate Professors

Larry Clark (Modern, Improvisation, Pilates, Massage, Anatomy)
Ted Kivitt (Ballet, Ballet Partnering)
Stephanie Tooman (Modern)
Wallie Wolfgruber (Freshman Seminar, Ballet Vocabulary, Ballet, Modern Partnering)
Kevin Wynn (Modern, Modern Partnering)

Assistant Professors

Nelly van Bommel (Composition)

Visiting Assistant Professors

Darrah Carr

Lecturers (part-time)

Thomas Baird (Alexander Technique)
Sue Bernhard (Modern)
Artem Bizimov (Modern)
Simona Cipriani (Pilates)
Bradley Teal Ellis (Contact Improvisation)
Carrie Ellmore-Tallitsch (Modern)
Allen Fogelsanger (Music)
Jean Freebury (Modern)
Various teachers (Gaga)
Shawn Garnier (Hip-Hop)
Shannon Gillen (Modern)
Nancy Hoffman (Yoga)
Judy Lieff (Video, Dance Documentation)
Martin Lofsnes (Modern)
Joseph Malbrough (Ballet, Ballet Partnering, Men’s Class/Variation)
Brice Mousset (Modern)
Rosalind Newman (Composition; 20th and 21st Century Performance, Intro. to Improvisation, Pilates, Neuroaesthetics)
Melanie Noblit-Gambino (Continuum)
Mercedes Pablos ( Ballet, Pointe)
Taryn Kaschock Russell (Ballet)
Peter James Saleh ( Music)
Sonya Sanmateu (Yoga)
Susan Thomasson (Text and Movement)
Doug Varone (Composition, Modern)
Manuel Vignoulle (Modern)

Faculty Emeriti

Richard Cameron-Wolfe
Associate Professor Emeritus of Dance

BM, MM, Indiana University.

Mette Spaniardi
Lecturer Emerita in Dance

Sarah Stackhouse
Associate Professor Emerita of Dance

BS, University of Wisconsin.

Carol K. Walker
Dean and Professor Emerita of Dance

BA, Barat College. Dean of dance (1984–2002 and 2005–07); dean, School of the Arts, and director of dance (2002–05). SUNY Research Foundation Award Honoring Research and Scholarship in the Arts, 2002.

In Memoriam

Kazuko Hirabayashi
Professor Emerita of Dance

BS, Meiji University (Japan); Diploma, The Juilliard School. SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.


Victor Catano, Dance Production Technical Director
Patience Haskell, Scheduling and Communications Assistant
Sue Monroe, Wardrobe Coordinator
Adriana Pera, Program Coordinator


Neil Alexander
Cary Brown, Musicians̵ Coordinator
Ian Carroll
Allen Fogelsanger
Michael Gordon
Elmer Johnson
Laila Khanina
Dave Lewitt
Zackary Marks
Masako Matsuo
Carol Minor
Colin Rose

Updated Mar. 26, 2016

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