Faculty

Meet Your Instructors Summer 2017

ALICIA CHAPPELL

Alica Carlin
PHOTO CREDIT: ALYSSA HOLUB

Adjunct Lecturer
MFA in Dance, Sam Houston State University
BFA in Dance, Sam Houston State University

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MARK CHAVES

Mark
PHOTO CREDIT: TBA

Dance Teacher
BFA in Dance, Sam Houston State University

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ELIJAH ALHADJI GIBSON

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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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COURTNEY D JONES

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

Dance Teacher
BFA in Dance, State University of New York

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MARGARET LEARY

Margaret Leary
PHOTO CREDIT: KELSEY LEARY

Dance Instructor
MFA in Dance, Sam Houston State University
BA in Theater and Dance, Keene State College

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JENNIFER MABUS

J. Mabus, Summer Dance Intensive
PHOTO CREDIT: BRIAN GUILLAUX

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

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DORELL MARTIN

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DorellMartin
PHOTO CREDIT: TBA

Dance Educator & Choreographer
Attended North Caroline School of the Arts

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BETTY HARLESS NICOLAY

B. Nicolay, Summer Dance Intensive
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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DANA E. NICOLAY

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D. Nicolay, Summer Dance Intensive
PHOTO CREDIT: BETTY NICOLAY

Professor
MFA in Modern Dance, Texas Christian University
BGS, Texas Christian University

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DIONNE SPARKMAN NOBLE

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D. Noble, Summer Dance Intensive
PHOTO CREDIT: DIONNE NOBLE

Assistant Professor
MFA in Modern Dance with an emphasis in Dance Technology, University of Utah
BA in Dance, University of South Florida

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JENNIFER PONTIUS

J. Pontius, Summer Dance Intensive
PHOTO CREDIT: MALIN HILMERSSON

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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TRAVIS PROKOP

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T. Prokop, Summer Dance Intensive
PHOTO CREDIT: CAMERON WILLIAM DAVIS

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

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JOEL RIVERA

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PHOTO CREDIT: TBA

Dance Instructor
Current BFA in Dance student, Sam Houston State University

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Meet Your Resident Assistant/Camp Counselors Summer 2017

ALEXIS ANDERSON

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PHOTO CREDIT: TBA

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

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MICHELLE CANTUA

Cantua
PHOTO CREDIT: TBA

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

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COLETTE MILLER

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