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Jennifer Pontius


                                   Department Chair, Associate Professor

                                   • BA University of Alabama at Birmingham

                                   • MA California State University, Dominguez Hills

                                   • MFA Florida State University

                                   Contact: dnc_jkp@shsu.edu

                                   Office: PAC 150 K


 Dana E. Nicolay

Dana E. Nicolay is Professor of Dance at Sam Houston State University. He was formerly a member of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, the Houston Ballet, Contemporary Dancers Canada and Space/ Dance /Theatre. The American College Dance Festival Association, the Mid-America Dance Network, and Regional Dance America have recognized his choreography for excellence. His work Sabachthani, was selected for the National College Dance Festival at the Kennedy Center. He has served as Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and as Interim Dean of the College of Fine Arts and Mass Communication. He was Regional Representative for the ACDFA and is a member of the Board of Directors of Corps de Ballet International. He is certified in Primary – Level 3 of the American Ballet Theatre National Training Curriculum and is also a Certified Laban/ Bartenieff Movement Analyst. He holds the Master of Fine Arts degree from Texas Christian University.

Curriculum Vitae


Contact: dnc_dxn@shsu.edu

Office: PAC 150 I


Andy Noble


                                   Associate Professor

                                   • BA in Modern Dance, University of South


                                   • MFA Dance, with emphasis Dance Technology,                                       Florida State University

Curriculum Vitae


                                   Contact: amn008@shsu.edu

                                   Office: PAC 150 D



Dionne Sparkman Noble


Assistant Professor

                                   • BA in Ballet & Modern Dance, University

                                      of South Florida

                                   • MFA Dance, with emphasis Dance Technology,

                                      University of  Utah



                                  Contact: dln008@shsu.edu

                                  Office: PAC 150 C

Erin Reck

Assistant Professor

                                   • BA Dance, University of Washington

                                   • MFA Dance, Sarah Lawrence College



                                   Contact: ecr012@shsu.edu

                                   Office: PAC 151 H


Elijah Gibson

Assistant Professor

                                   • BFA Dance, Sam Houston State University

                                   • BFA Dance, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee

                                  Contact: elijah@shsu.edu

                                  Office: PAC 151 E


             Betty Nicolay         



                                   Adjunct Lecturer


                                   • M.Ed. University of Texas, Austin, Tx, Aug 


                                   • B.S. Texas Christian University, May 1973


                                   Contact: bjn002@shsu.edu

                                   Office: PAC 150 B



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