Faculty

Meet Your Instructors Summer 2018

ELIJAH ALHADJI GIBSON

Elijah
PHOTO CREDIT: LOUISE FLORES

Assistant Professor
MFA in Dance, University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee
BFA in Dance, Sam Houston State University

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ALEXIS ANDERSON

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DANA E. NICOLAY

DNicolaysmall

PHOTO CREDIT: VICTORIA DERENZO

Professor
MFA in Modern Dance, Texas Christian University
BGS, Texas Christian University
nicolaydanceworks.com

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JENNIFER MABUS

JenniferMabus

PHOTO CREDIT: LYNN LANE

Dance Intructor
MFA, Sam Houston State University
BFA, Southern Methodist University

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TY'ESHA LEWIS

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JOEL "JUDO" RIVERA

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BETTY HARLESS NICOLAY

BNicolaysmall

PHOTO CREDIT: LIFETOUCH PORTRAIT STUDIO

Adjunct Lecturer
MEd in Curriculum and Instruction, University of Texas
BS in Education, Texas Christian University

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TRAVIS PROKOP

Risk in the Absence of Certainty

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PHOTO CREDIT: CAMERON WILLIAM DAVIS

Assistant Professor
MFA in Dance, Sam Houston State University
BFA in Dance, West Texas A&M University

Risk in the Absence of Certainty

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HARRISON GUY

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Artistic Director
Urban Souls Dance Company

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DORELL MARTIN

DorellMartin

Dance Educator & Choreographer
Attended North Caroline School of the Arts

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BRIT WALLIS

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JESSICA RAY HERZOGENRATH, PhD

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COURTNEY D JONES

C. Jones, Summer Dance Intensive
PHOTO CREDIT: TRAVIS KELLEY

Dance Teacher
BFA in Dance, State University of New York
courtneydjonesdance.com

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MICHELLE CANTUA

Cantua

Current MFA in Dance Candidate, Sam Houston State University
BFA in Dance, Sam Houston State University

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KELSIE FAUGHT

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EMILY ALWYNNE DAVIS

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RICK CAMARGO

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JENNIFER PONTIUS

JPontiussmall

PHOTO CREDIT: VICTORIA DERENZO

Associate Professor, Department Chair
MFA in Dance, Florida State University
MA in English, California State University
BA in English, University of Alabama in Birmingham

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MARK CHAVES

Mark

Dance Teacher
BFA in Dance, Sam Houston State University

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Department of Dance
815 17th Street, Suite 150, Huntsville, TX 77340
Phone: (936) 294-3342 or (936) 294-1875 | E-mail: shsudance@shsu.edu