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Conservatory of Dance: Faculty and Administration

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Nelly van Bommel, Interim Director, Conservatory of Dance
and Assistant Professor of Dance
License (BFA), Université de Nice Sophia Antipolis (France); License (BA), Université de Provence (France); Maitrise (MA), University of Burgundy (France); MFA, Purchase College; DEA, University of Paris 8–Sorbonne (France).

Full-Time Faculty | Part-Time Faculty | Contributing Faculty | Faculty Emeriti

Full-Time Faculty

Darrah Carr, Visiting Assistant Professor of Dance
BFA, Wesleyan University; MFA, New York University, Tisch School of the Arts.

Larry Clark, Associate Professor of Dance
BFA, Ohio State University.

Ted Kivitt, Associate Professor of Dance
Studied with Alexander Gavrilov and Thomas Armour in Florida. Principal dancer, American Ballet Theatre.

Rosanna Seravalli, Professor of Dance
Studied in Florence, Italy, with Daria Colin, and at the American Ballet Theatre School, School of American Ballet, and Joffrey School of Ballet. Soloist, American Ballet Theatre.

Bettijane Sills, Professor of Dance
BPS, Empire State College, State University of New York.

Stephanie Tooman, Associate Professor of Dance
BFA, The Juilliard School; MFA, Purchase College.

Wallie Wolfgruber, Associate Professor of Dance
BA, Empire State College, State University of New York; MFA, New York University, Tisch School of the Arts.

Kevin Wynn, Associate Professor of Dance
Received early training in Washington, D.C., at the Duke Ellington School of the Arts. Continued studies at California Institute of the Arts and Purchase College.

Part-Time Faculty

Thomas Baird, Lecturer in Dance
BA, Empire State College, State University of New York.

Sue Bernhard, Lecturer in Dance
BFA, Purchase College.

Simona Cipriani, Lecturer in Dance
BFA, Purchase College.

Bradley Teal Ellis, Lecturer in Dance
BFA, University of North Carolina, Greensboro.

Allen Fogelsanger, Lecturer in Dance
BS, Pennsylvania State University; PhD, Cornell University.

Jean Freebury, Lecturer in Dance
Studied at the Alberta Ballet School, London Contemporary Dance School, North Carolina School of the Arts, and Merce Cunningham School. Former member of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company.

Shawn Garnier, Lecturer in Dance
BA, Queens College, City University of New York; MFA, Purchase College.

Shannon Gillen, Lecturer in Dance
BFA, The Juilliard School.

Nancy Hoffman, Lecturer in Dance
Associate in Occupational Studies, Swedish Institute; KRI Certificate of Training, Kundalini Research Institute; Yoga Teacher Training Certification, Laws of Yoga School of Yoga.

Taryn Kaschock Russell, Lecturer in Dance
Twelve-year performing career with Hubbard Street Dance Chicago and the Joffrey Ballet. Directed Hubbard Street 2.

Judy Lieff, Lecturer in Dance
BFA, New York University; MFA, California Institute of the Arts.

Martin Lofsnes, Lecturer in Dance
Trained at London Contemporary Dance School, Ailey School, and Martha Graham School. Artistic director, 360° Dance Company; former principal dancer, Martha Graham Dance Company.

Joseph Malbrough, Lecturer in Dance
Principal dancer, Chicago City Ballet, Ballet Chicago, Makarova and Company, Pennsylvania Ballet, and L’Opéra de Lausanne, Switzerland.

Susan Monroe, Lecturer in Dance
AAS, Fashion Institute of Technology, State University of New York; BA, SUNY Albany; MFA, Purchase College.

Brice Mousset, Lecturer in Dance
DEUG, Nanterre University Paris.

Rosalind Newman, Lecturer in Dance
BS, University of Wisconsin; PhD, University of Kent (England).

Mercedes Pablos, Lecturer in Dance
BS, Empire State College, State University of New York; MFA, Purchase College.

Melanie Noblit-Gambino, Lecturer in Dance
BFA, Purchase College.

Peter J. Saleh, Lecturer in Dance
BA, BM, Rutgers University; MM, University of North Texas.

Sonya Sanmateu, Lecturer in Dance
BA, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York.

Susan Thomasson, Lecturer in Dance
BFA, MFA, University of Utah.

Doug Varone, Lecturer in Dance
BFA, Purchase College.

Manuel Vignoulle, Lecturer in Dance
BFA, Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris.

Faculty Emeriti

Richard Cameron-Wolfe, Associate Professor Emeritus of Dance (Musical Director)
BM, MM, Indiana University.

Mette Spaniardi, Lecturer Emerita in Dance
Studied in the U.S. and Europe, with emphasis on the Russia method of classical dance, with modern dance with Anna Sokolow, Paul Sanasardo, and David Wood. Former soloist, Norwegian Opera Ballet.

Sarah Stackhouse, Associate Professor Emerita of Dance
BS, University of Wisconsin. Former principal dancer, José Limón, Alvin Ailey, and Luis Falco Companies.

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.

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