LAURIE MERRIMAN

E-mail:  lmerri@.ilstu.edu

Web-address:  http://www.ilstu.edu/~lmerri

 


 

EDUCATION & PROFESSIONAL TRAINING

 

1991-94            UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS (Urbana, IL)

                                Degree:  M.F.A. Choreography & Performance/May 1994

    Course Work

Improvisation                                                         Teaching & Administration

Composition                                                           Curriculum Design

Labanotation                                                         Graduate Research Seminar

Production                                                              Body Therapies

Contemporary Directions in Dance                  Alexander Technique

Performance                                                         Anatomy & Kinesiology for Dance

Choreographer-Composer Workshop            Limon Repertory

                                                                                     Video for Dance

    Cunningham and Limon Technique

                Renee Wadleigh, Stuart Gold

    R.A.D. Technique

                Cynthia Pipkin-Doyle, Bill Wagner

    Other Artists in Residence

                Douglas Dunn, Jan Erkert, Stephen Koester, Loretta Livingston,

                Peggy Lyman, Bebe Miller, Douglas Neilsen, Lynn Simonson                  

              Joe Goode, Rachel Lampert, Meredith Monk, Beverly Blossom            

                    

 

1983-85                 PAUL TAYLOR DANCE COMPANY AND SCHOOL (New York, NY)

    Technique and Repertory

                Tom Evert, Ruth Adrian, Victoria Uris

 

1978-83          TEXAS CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY (Fort Worth, TX)

     Degree:  B.F.A. (Ballet & Modern Dance)

    Graham Technique

                Jerry Bywaters-Cochran, Ellen Page-Garrison

    Cecchetti Technique

                Stephanie McFarlane-Woods

    Vaganava Technique

                Fernando Schaffenburg, Lisa Fusillo

 

1980-83              JERRY BYWATERS-COCHRAN (Dallas, TX)

    Graham Technique

 

1979                   MARTHA GRAHAM SCHOOL OF DANCE (New York, NY)

    Graham Technique

 

1978                     AMERICAN BALLET CENTER (New York, NY)

    Classical Ballet and Pointe

                Meredith Baylis, Choo San Goh

 

1976-78              NATIONAL ACADEMY OF ARTS (Champaign, IL)

    Classical Ballet, Pointe and Jazz

                Les & Mary Boday, Elizabeth Carroll, Cherie Noble,

                Alexander Bennett, Buzz Miller, Gwen Ashton

 

 


 

FULL-TIME TEACHING & ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCE

1988-    

 

                 Dance Faculty (88-), Program Director (89-93; 95-) & Assistant Dean of the College of Fine Arts (06-08)
                          ILLINOIS STATE UNIVERSITY (Normal, IL)

                         Full Professor-Tenured

    Teaching duties (beginning to advanced levels) include:

                Classical Ballet                                                      Composition                                          Modern Dance

                Foundations of Inquiry (Gen Ed Course)        Improvisation                                        Pedagogy in Secondary Education

                Pointe/Variations                                                Choreography                                      Aesthetics & Philosophy of Dance

                Multi-Cultural Exchange in the Arts                 Dance Accompaniment                       History & Criticism of Dance

            Arts in Elementary Schools: Dance                  Arts in Early Childhood:  Dance        Teaching Methods for Children

                                                                  

    Administrative duties include management of:

                Recruitment Operations                                    Guest Artists                                         Teaching Assignments                       

                Audition Processes                                             Fiscal Planning                                     Alumni Activities                

                Scholarships                                                        Dance Facilities                                    Curriculum Development

                Advisement                                                         Supervision of Student Teachers      Illinois State Dance Theatre

    Administrative duties as Assistant Dean:

     College Research Committee, Chair                                                College Curriculum Committee, Chair

     College Recruitment & Scholarship Committee, Chair                College Advisement Committee, Chair

     University Faculty Development Committees                             Faculty Evaluation (IDEA) Trainer

     External Grant Development & Writer                                         Special Projects as Assigned

 

1988-    

                      Dance Faculty  - University High School

                      ILLINOIS STATE UNIVERSITY (Normal, IL)

    Teaching duties include:

                Classical Ballet                                                  Composition                                         Dance History

                Modern Dance                                                 Improvisation                                      Dance Production              

                Tap Dance                                                        Choreography                                     Career Advisement                             

 

    Administrative duties include management of:

                Student Dance Company                             Guest Artists                                         Student Teaching Supervision

                Productions                                                    Fiscal Planning                                     Curriculum Development

                                                                               

 


                                                                                               

PART-TIME TEACHING AND ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCE

 


2006-2008    

 

Ballet Faculty & Guest Choreographer (2006-07), & Dance Division Chair (2008)

TENNESSEE GOVERNOR’S SCHOOL FOR THE ARTS  (Murfreesboro, TN)       

    Teaching duties include:

                Classical Ballet                                   Composition                                         Careers in Dance

                Modern Dance                                   Improvisation                                      Contemporary Partnering

               

    Administrative duties include management of:

                Student Dance Company                   Guest Artists                                       Coordinator of Personnel

                Production Coordinator                    Fiscal Planning                                   Curriculum Development

                Scheduling                                           Audition Processes                             Teaching Assignments

 

2005   

 

Guest Artist in Residence

ILLINOIS WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY (Bloomington, IL)

                      Advanced Ballet Technique

 

2001-2003   

 

Dance Faculty & Guest Choreographer

INTERLOCHEN ARTS CAMP  (Interlochen, MI)     

                      Modern Dance                                                   Composition/Choreography

                      Improvisation                                                       Repertory

1987-91, 1995, 1998-99


Dance Faculty & Ballet Mistress

TWIN CITIES BALLET COMPANY (Normal, IL)   

                      Classical Ballet                                                   Pointe

                      Modern Dance                                                  School Administration

                      Composition/Choreography                          Floor Barre

 1991-95, 1997

 

Movement & Dance Faculty (91-95)  &  Executive Director (1997-2000)

ILLINOIS SUMMER SCHOOL FOR THE ARTS (Normal, IL)    

                      Composition                                                       Improvisation

                      Choreography                                                   Classical Ballet

                      Interdisciplinary Classes

 1993-1994

 

Teaching Assistant - Dance Department                         

UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS (Urbana, IL)                          

                      Classical Ballet for Non-Majors        
      

1992-1994

 

Opera Department Instructor                                            

UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS (Urbana, IL)                          

                      Body Movement                                                 Classical Ballet

                      Modern Dance

 

1991-1993

Guest Artist - Summer Seminar Program

PEORIA BALLET COMPANY (Peoria, IL)                

                      Modern Dance                                                   Composition

                      Improvisation                                                     Choreography

 

 1980-1983                 

 

Dance Faculty

SCHAFFENBURG BALLET ACADEMY (Fort Worth, TX)

                      Creative Dance for Children                          Classical Ballet

1982-1983

 

Dance Faculty

MARGO DEAN SCHOOL OF BALLET (Fort Worth, TX)             

                      Classical Ballet

 

1980-1982

 

Ballet Instructor for Continuing Education

TEXAS CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY (Fort Worth, TX)  

                      Classical Ballet

 


MASTER CLASS & WORKSHOP PRESENTATIONS

 


2003-08         Graham Modern Technique                                         MCLEAN COUNTY DANCE CENTER

                          Intensive Workshop                                                         {Summer Workshop Offering}

2006              American Orff-Schulwerk                                              ILLINOIS STATE UNIVERSITY

                        Movement & Dance Workshop                                      {Summer Workshop Offering}

 

2003              Ballet/Modern Technique                                             MCLEAN COUNTY DANCE CENTER

                          Winter Workshop                                                             {Winter Workshop Offering}

2003              Advanced Ballet Master Class,                                    AMERICAN COLLEGE DANCE FESTIVAL

                                                                                                                    (The University of Northern Iowa)

2003              Can Diversity be Caught or Taught?                          PANEL DISCUSSION IN GENERAL
                          Best Practices in FOI                                                    EDUCATION (Illinois State University)

2003          Modern Dance Master Classes                                     METCALF MINI COURSE (Normal, IL)
                                                                                                                                Grades 3-5

 

2002          Advanced Modern Master Class,                                 AMERICAN COLLEGE DANCE FESTIVAL

                        Floor Barre, & Panel Member                                    (The University of Michigan @ Ann Arbor)

 

2001          Guest Artist in Residence                                               THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA @ DULUTH
                                      (taught within the Dance Dept and set choreography on company)

 

2001          Dance/Movement Classes                                              THE CONDUCTOR’S STUDIO AT ILLINOIS STATE
                                             
(taught minuet, czardas, galliard, to professional conductors)

 

2001          Teaching of Technique  & Panel Member                 AMERICAN COLLEGE DANCE FESTIVAL

                                                                                                            (The University of Illinois @ Urbana-Champaign)

 

1999           Advanced Ballet Master Class                                    WORKSHOP

                                                                                                                    {Western Illinois University}

 

1999           NASD Forum for Administrators                                AMERICAN COLLEGE DANCE FESTIVAL

                                   (Forum Facilitator)                                                {Illinois State University, Normal, IL}

 

1998           Advanced Modern Dance Master Class                    AMERICAN COLLEGE DANCE FESTIVAL

                          & Intermediate Ballet Master Class                       {Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL}

 

1998             Computer Applications in Dance:                                ILLINOIS ASSOCIATION FOR HEALTH,

                        Technology & Dance                                                      PHYSICAL EDUCATION, RECREATION &

                                                                                                                            DANCE STATE CONVENTION

                                                                                                                                    (Arlington Heights, IL)

 

1998             Trouble Shooting Panel for Dance                               ILLINOIS ASSOCIATION FOR HEALTH,

                         Educators in Secondary Schools                                  PHYSICAL EDUCATION, RECREATION &

                                                                                                                            DANCE STATE CONVENTION

                                                                                                                                    (Arlington Heights, IL)

 

1998              Partnering and Contact Improvisation                      ILLINOIS HIGH SCHOOL THEATRE FESTIVAL

                                                                                                                        {Illinois State University, Normal, IL}

 

1998             Modern Partnering                                                          MCLEAN COUNTY DANCE CENTER

                                                                                                                            {Summer Workshop Offering}

 

 

1997             Advanced Modern Dance Master Class                      AMERICAN COLLEGE DANCE FESTIVAL

                         &  Intermediate Modern Dance Mst Class                 (Texas Christian University, Ft. Worth, TX)

                          & Beginning  Modern Dance Mst Class                     

 

1997              "Interdisciplinary Movement Fantasia"                       ILLINOIS HIGH SCHOOL THEATRE FESTIVAL

                                                                                                                                    (Champaign/Urbana, IL)

 

1996                 "Critiquing Student Work"                                           ILLINOIS ASSOCIATION FOR HEALTH,

                                                                                                                       PHYSICAL EDUCATION, RECREATION &

                                                                                                                                DANCE STATE CONVENTION

                                                                                                                                            (Peoria, IL)

 

1996             Advanced Modern Dance Master Class                      BARRINGTON HIGH SCHOOL

                                                                                                                                        (Barrington, IL)

 

1995                "How the National & State Standards                         ILLINOIS ASSOCIATION FOR HEALTH,

                            Impact the Scope & Quality of Dance                         PHYSICAL EDUCATION, RECREATION &

                            Education Taught by Dance Educators                                DANCE STATE CONVENTION

                            Working in 6-12 Education                                                     (Arlington Heights, IL)

 

1995             "The Art & Science of a Well Structured                        ILLINOIS ASSOCIATION FOR HEALTH,

                           Modern Dance Technique Class..."                               PHYSICAL EDUCATION, RECREATION &

                                                                                                                                 DANCE STATE CONVENTION

                                                                                                                                (Arlington Heights, IL)

 

1995                 Advanced Modern Dance Master Class                      AMERICAN COLLEGE DANCE FESTIVAL

                                                                                                                    (California State University at Long Beach)

 

1994                Choreographic Presentation                                          ILLINOIS ASSOCIATION FOR HEALTH,

                                                                                                                        PHYSICAL EDUCATION, RECREATION &

                                                                                                                                DANCE STATE CONVENTION

                                                                                                                                    (Arlington Heights, IL)

 

1993               "Creative Dance for Elementary & Secondary            ILLINOIS ASSOCIATION FOR HEALTH,

                             Schools-Application of Illinois State Goals                PHYSICAL EDUCATION, RECREATION &

                             for Learning"  (Dance Session)                                              DANCE STATE CONVENTION

                                                                                                                                    (Arlington Heights, IL)

 

1993                  Interdisciplinary Classes (Dance/Visual Art)               MAHOMET-SEYMOUR JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL

                                                                                                                                                (Mahomet, IL)

 

1993                  Partnering Workshop (Modern)                                      BARRINGTON HIGH SCHOOL

                                                                                                                                          (Barrington, IL)

 

1992                  Ballet Intermediate Master Class                                    ILLINOIS HIGH SCHOOL DANCE FESTIVAL

                                                                                                                                        (East Leyden High School)

 

1991                  Modern Dance/Ballet Master Classes                            AMERICAN COLLEGE DANCE FESTIVAL

                                                                                                                                    (Central Michigan University)

 

1991-96           Movement Workshop for Students                               MATH & SCIENCE CONFERENCE

                                                                                                                                    (Illinois State University)

 

1989                  Dance Workshop                                                                 VERY SPECIAL ARTS FESTIVAL

                                                                                                                                (Illinois State University)

 

1989                  Modern Dance Master Class                                            ILLINOIS HIGH SCHOOL DANCE FESTIVAL         

                                                                                                                                (Oak Park/River Forest High School)

 

1989                  Ballet Master Class                                                            AMERICAN COLLEGE DANCE FESTIVAL              

                                                                                                                                            (Iowa State University)

 

1988                  Dance Pedagogy for Teachers K-12                                WEST LINCOLN  SCHOOL DISTRICT

                                                                                                                                                (Lincoln, IL)

 

1983                  Summer Dance Instructor                                                  DAN DANCINGER COMMUNITY CENTER               

                                                                                                                                            (Fort Worth, TX)

 


 

SELECTED CHOREOGRAPHY

 

 

2007             Carnival of the Animals                                                        TENNESSEE GOVERNOR’S SCHOOL FOR THE ARTS
                                                                                                                                               (Murfreesboro, TN)

                        Joint Performance with Chamber                                                    ILLINOIS STATE UNIVERSITY (Normal, IL)
         Orchestra, conducted by Glenn Block                                                                
Illinois State Dance Theatre

 

2007             Goldberg Variations                                                              TENNESSEE GOVERNOR’S SCHOOL FOR THE ARTS
                                                                                                                                               (Murfreesboro, TN)

 

2007             Strategic Bruising                                                                     ILLINOIS STATE UNIVERSITY (Normal, IL)                   
               
    Collaboration with Composer                                                                             Illinois State Dance Theatre

 

2006             Shades of Heart                                                                     TENNESSEE GOVERNOR’S SCHOOL FOR THE ARTS
                                                                                                                                               (Murfreesboro, TN)

                                                                                                                              ILLINOIS STATE UNIVERSITY (Normal, IL)                   
                                                                                                                                              
Illinois State Dance Theatre

 

2006             Die Fledermaus                                                                        ILLINOIS STATE UNIVERSITY (Normal, IL)   

                    •  Dances for the Production                                                                School of Theatre – School of Music

                                                                                                                                Director:  Marion Hampton
                                                                                                                                Musical Director:  Glenn Block

 

2006             Romeo and Juliet                                                                       ILLINOIS STATE UNIVERSITY (Normal, IL)   

                      Dances for the Production                                                                School of Theatre

                                                                                                                                Director:  Kathleen Maki

 

2005             Now, In This Moment                                                                ILLINOIS STATE UNIVERSITY (Normal, IL)                   
              
     Collaboration with Composer                                                             Illinois State Dance Theatre

 

2005             The Fantasticks                                                                            EUREKA COLLEGE  (Eureka, IL)

                    •  Dances for the Production                                                                    Director:  Holly Rocke

 

2005                 Henry VIII                                                                                Illinois Shakespeare Festival

                      Dances for the Production                                                                The Theatre at Ewing (Bloomington, IL)

                                                                                                                                Director:  Don LaCasse

 

2005                 Recoil                                                                                        SHELTER REPERTORY DANCE THEATRE

                                                                                                                        University of Wisconsin @ LaCross

                                                                                                                        ILLINOIS STATE UNIVERSITY (Normal, IL)

                                                                                                                                Illinois State Dance Theatre

                This work was commissioned for Shelter Repertory Dance Theatre.

                                                                                                                                {Selected for presentation at WASHINGTON

                                                                                                                                UNIVERSITY in St. Louis for ACDFA Faculty Concert}

 

2004               Prelude, Fugues, and Riffs                                                       ILLINOIS STATE UNIVERSITY (Normal, IL)

                                -  Take Two                                                                           Illinois State Dance Theatre

                                                                                                                                {Selected for presentation at WASHINGTON

                                                                                                                                UNIVERSITY in St. Louis for ACDFA InformalConcert}

 

2004               Unspoken Fields                                                                         ILLINOIS STATE UNIVERSITY (Normal, IL)

                                                                                                                                    Illinois State Dance Theatre

 

2003               Vichyssoise                                                                                   ILLINOIS STATE UNIVERSITY (Normal, IL)

                                                         Illinois State Dance Theatre
                                                        Also presented at the 2004 Evening of Dance
 

2003               Surrender                                                                                    INTERLOCHEN ARTS CAMP (Interlochen, MI)

                                                                                                                                  Faculty/Staff Dance Concert
     This work was commissioned for Shelter Repertory Dance Theatre.

                                                                                                                                   Also presented at the Summer 2003-Fringe Festival


2002/03         Whisper Room                                                                           ILLINOIS STATE UNIVERSITY (Normal, IL)

                                                                                                                                    Illinois State Dance Theatre

                                                                                                                                {Selected for adjudication at the UNIVERSITY
                                                                                                                                    OF NORTHERN IOWA in March of 2003

                                                                                                                                        for ACDFA Adjudication Concert}

 

2002                   Charleston Rag                                                                        ILLINOIS STATE UNIVERSITY (Normal, IL)

                                                                                                                    Center for the Performing Arts Dedication Ceremony

 

2002               Ain’t Misbehavin                                                                        ILLINOIS STATE UNIVERSITY (Normal, IL)

                      Dances for the Musical                                                                      School of Theatre - Crossroads Theatre

 

2002/03         Charmed, I’m Sure                                                                   SHELTER REPERTORY DANCE THEATRE (Athens, OH)

                                                                                                                                    Summer 2002-Fringe Festival Debut

                This work was commissioned for Shelter Repertory Dance Theatre.
                                                                                                                                
{Also presented at ILLINOIS  STATE UNIVERSITY

                                                                                                                       for ISDT in 2003 and for the Half Century Club Program in May of 2003.}

 

2002                   Murmer                                                                                    INTERLOCHEN ARTS CAMP  (Interlochen, MI)

 

2002                   Big River : The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn             ILLINOIS STATE UNIVERSITY (Normal, IL)

                         Dances for the Musical                                                                   Theatre Department

                                                   

 

2001-02             Swept Away                                                                          ILLINOIS STATE UNIVERSITY (Normal, IL)

                        •   American College Dance Festival                                                     Illinois State Dance Theatre

                                                                                                                               {Selected for adjudication at the UNIVERSITY
                                                                                                                             OF MICHIGAN @ ANN ARBOR in February of 2002

                                                                                                                                        for ACDFA Adjudication Concert}

 

2001-02             Breaking Breath                                                                   SHELTER REPERTORY DANCE THEATRE (Duluth, MN)
                                                                                                                                ILLINOIS STATE UNIVERSITY (Normal, IL)

                                                                                                                                Illinois State Dance Theatre

 

2001                   Earth Echos                                                                              INTERLOCHEN ARTS CAMP  (Interlochen, MI)

 

2001                   The Mikado                                                                           ILLINOIS STATE UNIVERSITY (Normal, IL)

                          Dances for the Opera                                                                      Theatre Department

 

2001               For Colored Girls Who Have Considered                             ILLINOIS STATE UNIVERSITY (Normal, IL)

                            Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf                                        Theatre DepartmentCrossroads Theatre

                        •  Dances for the Production                               

 

2000                   Family Portrait                                                                       ILLINOIS STATE UNIVERSITY (Normal, IL)

                        •   American College Dance Festival                                                  Illinois State Dance Theatre

                                                                                                                                {Selected for adjudication at the UNIVERSITY
                                                                                                                                    OF ILLINOIS @ URBANA in March of 2001

                                                                                                                                           for ACDFA Adjudication Concert}

                                                                                                                                {Also presented at the UNIVERSITY OF 
                                                                                                                                    WISCONSIN-LA CROSSE in March  of 2001}

 

2000                       In His Image                                                                        ILLINOIS STATE UNIVERSITY (Normal, IL)

                                                                                                                                    Illinois State Dance Theatre

                                                                                                                               {Also presented at the UNIVERSITY OF 
                                                                                                                                    WISCONSIN-LA CROSSE in March  of 2001}

 

2000                  A Stone's Throw                                                                      ILLINOIS STATE UNIVERSITY (Normal, IL)

                           Choreographed specifically in conjunction with                            Illinois State Dance Theatre

                             MFA Design student, Dan P. Conley                                     

2000               Fill Out Form "B"                                                                         ILLINOIS STATE UNIVERSITY (Normal, IL)

                        •   Co-choreographed with Kim Neal Nofsinger                                 Illinois State Dance Theatre

              

1999                   Falling Up                                                                                ILLINOIS STATE UNIVERSITY (Normal, IL)

                        •   Co-choreographed with Kim Neal Nofsinger                                   Illinois State Dance Theatre

                                                                                                                            {Also presented at WESTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY in
                                                                                                                     October of 1999 and the UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-LACROSSE
                                                                                                                                                        in March of 2000}

                                                                                                                            {Selected for adjudicated performance at WAYNE STATE

                                                                                                                                       UNIVERSITY in Detroit, MI in March of 2000}

 

1999               Mobile Arrangements                                                            ILLINOIS STATE UNIVERSITY (Normal, IL)

                                                                                                                                 Illinois State Dance Theatre

 

1998               Waiting for Ecstasy                                                                ILLINOIS STATE UNIVERSITY (Normal, IL)

                        •   American College Dance Festival                                                  Illinois State Dance Theatre

                                                                                                                            {Also presented at WINONA STATE UNIVERSITY
                                                                                                                                        in Minnesota in January of 1999}

                          Awarded Choreographic Honor                                              {Also presented at ILLINOIS STATE UNIVERSITY

                                                                                                                at Normal in 1999 for ACDFA Adjudication Concert}
                This work was commissioned and performed by the University of Minnesota @ Duluth in April of 2001.

 

1998               Tomorrow After Sunrise                                                        ILLINOIS STATE UNIVERSITY (Normal, IL)

                           A choreographic collaboration with Kim Neal Nofsinger              Illinois State Dance Theatre

                                This work was commissioned and performed in excerpts for Winona State University in January of 1999.

 

1998                   Just a Little Romp                                                                  HAROLD WASHINGTON LIBRARY THEATRE

                             (A Romp and Then Some)                                                     (Chicago, IL)

                           Co-choreographed originally with Kim Neal Nofsinger                     "While We Can Still Wear White…"

                               and then reworked & expanded with Paula Fransz                   ILLINOIS STATE UNIVERSITY (Normal, IL)

                                                                                                                                  Illinois State Dance Theatre

 

1998               Kodo                                                                                          UNIVERSITY HIGH SCHOOL (Normal, IL)

                                                                                                                                Orchesis Intercity Dance Company

 

1998               Grease                                                                                       OLYMPIA HIGH SCHOOL (Olympia, IL)

                        •  Show Choir Production

 

1998           1776                                                                              COMMUNITY PLAYERS (Bloomington, IL)

                        •  Dances for the Production                                                            Director:  Sally Parry

 

1997               Flutter of Unheard Wings                                                     ILLINOIS STATE UNIVERSITY (Normal, IL)

                                                                                                                                Illinois State Dance Theatre

                                                                                                                        {Selected for adjudicated performance at NORTHERN

                                                                                                                                  ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY for 1998 ACDFA}

 

1997               Pride and Prejudice                                                               ILLINOIS STATE UNIVERSITY (Normal, IL)

                        •  Dances for the Production                                                            Theatre Department

 

1996                   Slow Dance                                                                         ILLINOIS STATE UNIVERSITY (Normal, IL)

                                                                                                                                Illinois State Dance Theatre

                                                                                                                        {Selected for adjudicated performance at TEXAS

                                                                                                                              CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY for 1997 ACDFA}

 

1996               Still Veiled                                                                               ILLINOIS STATE UNIVERSITY (Normal, IL)

                        •   Collaboration with Composer                                                     Illinois State Dance Theatre

                        •   College Research Initiative Award

                          This work was commissioned and reconstructed for Columbus Dance Theatre in Columbus, Ohio

                                        and premiered in Ohio in May 1999 at the Capitol Theatre in Columbus.

 

1995              Step Right Up!                                                                         ILLINOIS STATE UNIVERSITY (Normal, IL)

                        •   Collaboration with Composer                                                     University Dance Theatre

                                                                                                                        {Also presented at NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY

                                                                                                                                at Raleigh in 1996 for ACDFA Adjudication Concert}

 

1995              Man of LaMancha                                                                 ALL STATE THEATRE FESTIVAL PRODUCTION

                        •   Dances for the Production                                                           Braden Auditorium, Normal, IL

 

1995                  The Tempest                                                                       ILLINOIS STATE UNIVERSITY (Normal, IL)

                        •   The Masque                                                                                 Theatre Department

 

1994               In A Grain of Sand...                                                            ILLINOIS STATE UNIVERSITY (Normal, IL)

                                                                                                                                University Dance Theatre

             This work was commissioned and reconstructed for two solo artists in 1998 and premiered in Chicago in August of 1998 at
             the Harold Washington Library Theatre (and at the Three Arts Club in January of 1999);  performed at the University of
             Wisconsin in La Crosse in March of 1999;  again performed at Winona State University in Minnesota in January of 1999, again
             performed at the University of  Wisconsin - La Crosse in March of 2001, and again performed at the Interlochen Arts Camp
             in the Summer of 2001 in the Faculty Concert.

 

1994               The Rover                                                                               ILLINOIS STATE UNIVERSITY (Normal, IL)

                           Dances for the Production                                                           Theatre Department

 

 

1994               Community of Light                                                             UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS (Urbana, IL)

                        •   Collaboration with Composer                                                 Illinois Dance Theatre

                                                                                                                        {Also presented at CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY

                                                                                                                                    at Long Beach in 1995}

 

1993           The Moon Is Always Female                                                 UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS (Urbana, IL)

                            Collaboration with Composer, David Collier

 

1993               The Mikado                                                                          UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS (Urbana, IL)

                            Dances for the Opera                                                                Illinois Opera Theatre 

 

1993               Anybody's Guess                                                                OAKLAND UNIVERSITY (Oakland, MI)

                            American College Dance Festival                                             University Dance Theatre

                           Awarded Choreographic Honor

 

1992               Rigoletto                                                                              UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS (Urbana, IL)

                        •    Dances for the Opera                                                                Illinois Opera Theatre

 

1992                   Pulse                                                                                  ST. CLOUD UNIVERSITY (St. Cloud, MN)

                        •    American College Dance Festival                                             University Dance Theatre

                            Collaboration with Composer

 

1991               L'Histoire dy Soldat                                                           ILLINOIS STATE UNIVERSITY (Normal, IL)

                            Concert Version

 

1991           Why Am I Afraid of Love?                                                 ILLINOIS STATE UNIVERSITY (Normal, IL)

                            Experimental Dance Theater Piece

 

1991               The Firebird                                                                        UNIVERSITY HIGH SCHOOL (Normal, IL)

                            Full-Length Ballet                                                                 Orchesis Intercity Dance Company

 

1990               Voices                                                                                CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY (Mt. Pleasant)

                            American College Dance Festival                                         University Dance Theatre

 

1982                  Chicago (original ballet)                                               BALLET CONCERTO (Fort Worth, TX)              

                            SW Regional Ballet Festival

 

 


SELECTED PERFORMANCES

 

 

2003                   Cloud Barrier                                                                  INTERLOCHEN ARTS CAMP (Interlochen, MI)

                            •  Choreography:  Kim Neal Nofsinger                        Faculty/Staff Dance Concert

 

2001                   L’epuration d’une femme                                           ILLINOIS STATE UNIVERSITY (Normal, IL)

                            •  Choreography:  Tony Orrico                                        Illinois State Dance Theatre

 

1999               Either They Are Married and/or Gay;                        ILLINOIS STATE UNIVERSITY (Normal, IL)

                                    Positive and/or Dead                                             Illinois State Dance Theatre
                Choreography:  Kim Neal Nofsinger

 

1998               Just a Little Romp                                                          HAROLD WASHINGTON LIBRARY THEATRE

                        (A Romp and Then Some)                                                 (Chicago, IL) "While We Can Still Wear White…"

                        •  Choreography:  Laurie Merriman &                           & ILLINOIS STATE UNIVERSITY (Normal, IL)

                                    Kim Neal Nofsinger                                                Illinois State Dance Theatre

 

1997               Reflections                                                                          ILLINOIS STATE UNIVERSITY (Normal, IL)

                        •  Choreography:  Robert North                                      Illinois State Dance Theatre

                                                                                                                                              and

                                                                                                                         A CELEBRATION OF LIFE-AIDS BENEFIT
                                                                                                                                 CONCERT (Bloomington, IL)

                                                                                                                                    McLean County Arts Center

 

1994               Break-Fast                                                                         ILLINOIS STATE UNIVERSITY (Normal, IL)

                        •  Choreography:  Dwight Rhoden                                  Illinois State Dance Theatre

 

1994               February Thaw                                                                UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS (Urbana, IL)

                           Choreography:  Stephen Koester                                Illinois Dance Theatre

 

1994               The Boys Are                                                                    UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS (Urbana, IL)

                           Choreography:  Stuart Gold                                        Illinois Dance Theatre

                                                                                                                 

1994           Their Shadows on the Earth                                            UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS (Urbana, IL)

                        •    Choreography:  Renee Wadleigh                                Illinois Dance Theatre

 

1994             A Night at the Opera                                                       UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS (Urbana, IL)

                            Choreography:  Bill Wagner                                       Illinois Dance Theatre

 

1993/94     Panorama                                                                          UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS (Urbana, IL)

                        •    Choreography:  Martha Graham                               Illinois Dance Theatre

                            Reconstructed by Peggy Lyman

 

1993           Sanctuary                                                                           CUNNINGHAM  STUDIO (New York, NY)

                        •    Choreography:  Bebe Miller                                       Illinois Dance Theatre

 

1993           History of the Whirld                                                       UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS (Urbana, IL)

                        •    Choreography:  Anne Lall                                           Studiodance MFA Concert

 

1993           The Last Door                                                                    UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS (Urbana, IL)

                        •    Choreography:  Ming Lung Yang                              Studiodance MFA Concert

 

1993           Backstage Groupies                                                       UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS (Urbana, IL)

                            Choreography:  Douglas Woods                              Studiodance Student Concert

 

1993           The Moon is Always Female                                        UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS (Urbana, IL)

                        •    Choreography:  Laurie Merriman                         Choreographer-Composer Workshop

 

1992           Afternoon of a Faun                                                      UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS (Urbana, IL)

                        •    Choreography:  Nijinsky                                         Illinois Dance Theatre

                        •    Notator:  Ann Hutchinson-Guest

 

1992           As I Leave to Get Closer                                                UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS (Urbana, IL)

                        •    Choreography:  Olga Tragant                                Studiodance MFA Concert

 

1987-90      Nutcracker                                                                      TWIN CITIES BALLET (Normal, IL)   

                      Graduation Ball       

                      Façade
                      Sleeping Beauty

                      Le Corsair

 

1982-83      Eugene  Onegin                                                             FORT WORTH OPERA COMPANY (TX)

                      The Gondoliers

                      Don Giovanni

 

1979-81      Nutcracker                                                                    FORT WORTH BALLET COMPANY (TX)

             The Firebird              

 


HONORS & AWARDS

 

2008                     RECIPIENT OF THE SENIOR FACULTY RESEARCH GRANT, College of Fine Arts, ISU

 

2008                     RECIPIENT OF THE FACULTY DEVELOPMENT GRANT, College of Fine Arts, ISU

2008                                     CENTER FOR TEACHING, LEARNING, AND TECHNOLOGY
            Teaching Development Travel Grant

 

2007-08                      Committee Member ILLINOIS STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION FINE ARTS
           CONTENT TEAM COMMITTEE- Illinois Learning Standards Initiative

                                 (development and authorship of dance performance descriptors, Pre-School - Grade 12 for the state)

2006-2008               UNIVERSITY RESEARCH and SCHOLARSHIP DEVELOPMENT TEAM GRANT RECIPIENT
            AT ILLINOIS STATE UNIVERSITY FOR “Best Practices in Early Childhood Fine Arts
            Education”

 

2006                      INCLUSION: Honors Edition of Manchester Who’s Who Among Executive and 
           Professional Women Teachers in Education, 
2006-2007

 

2006                     INCLUSION: 10th Edition of Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers,  2005-2006

2005                     RECIPIENT OF THE CAMBRIDGE BLUE BOOK WOMAN OF THE YEAR; NOMINEE
                                               INTERNATIONAL PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR-2005; INTERNATIONAL

           BIOGRAPHICAL CENTRE,CAMBRIDGE, ENGLAND
                               

2002-2003              UNIVERSITY RESEARCH GRANT RECIPIENT AT ILLINOIS STATE UNIVERSITY FOR
           RESIDENCY IN MEXICO

 

2002                               THE PANTAGRAPH “BEST SONG & DANCE NUMBER “anything choreographed by
                                   Laurie Merriman in Big River or Ain’t Misbehavin

2000-2002                          MEMBER OF NATIONAL BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE AMERICAN COLLEGE
                                    DANCE FESTIVAL

2002                                      RECIPIENT OF $1,200 GRANT “EXPERIENCING THE ARTS”
                                                FOR I.S.U. DANCE ASSOCIATION

 

2001                                    AWARDED A LARGE UNIVERSITY RESEARCH GRANT AT
                                                ILLINOIS STATE UNIVERSITY FOR CREATIVE WORK

 

2001                       "GOLDFARB AWARD" - Best Dance Piece for Family Portrait

 

2001                      RECIPIENT OF $1,200 GRANT “EXPERIENCING THE ARTS”
                                                FOR I.S.U. DANCE ASSOCIATION

 

                        2000                                    PANELIST FOR THE 2000 UNIVERSITY TEACHING AND LEARNING
                                                                        SYMPOSIUM SESSION ON FOUNDATIONS OF INQUIRY
                                                                              

2000                      SELECTED PARTICIPANT IN THE ILLINOIS STATE 

                        REGIONAL 2000 GRANT WRITING WORKSHOP

 

1996-2000                    ILLINOIS SUMMER SCHOOL FOR THE ARTS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR for the ISSA

                                               

1999                                      RECIPIENT OF THE FY2000 HECA GRANT AWARD in the amount of
                        $70,000 for the Illinois Summer School for the Arts
       

1999                           NOMINATED TO THE NATIONAL BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE AMERICAN
                                               COLLEGE DANCE FESTIVAL for a 3-year term-representing the Great Lakes Region.

 

1999                                STATE FARM TEACHING  TECHNOLOGY FACULTY FELLOWSHIP AWARD   

                          -University Wide Award - I.S.U.

 

1999                                  FESTIVAL COORDINATOR OF THE GREAT LAKES REGIONAL AMERICAN COLLEGE
                                     
DANCE FESTIVAL hosted at Illinois State University in March, 1999.

 

1999                                  AMERICAN COLLEGE DANCE FESTIVAL - Certificate of Merit for

         Choreographic Excellence - Choreography:  Waiting for Ecstasy

 

1999                                  SUMMER COMPUTER LITERACY STIPEND AWARD- College of Fine Arts - I.S.U.

 

1999                      "GOLDFARB AWARD" - Best Dance Piece for Waiting for Ecstasy
             
 

1998                     ILLINOIS DANCE ASSOCIATION SERVICE AWARD

 

              1998                      "GOLDFARB AWARD" - Best Dance Piece for Flutter of Unheard WingS

 

              1998                                  SUMMER COMPUTER LITERACY STIPEND AWARD- College of Fine Arts - I.S.U.

1997                                    MCLEAN COUNTY ARTS COUNCIL Dance Grant Recipient on behalf of ISSA '97      

                                                 

1996-1998                        ILLINOIS ASSOCIATION FOR HEALTH, PHYSICAL EDUCATION, RECREATION & DANCE

                                                Dance Advisor to the Vice-President

 

1996-1997                       UNIVERSITY RESEARCH SMALL GRANT PROGRAM-College of Fine Arts - I.S.U.

                               

1996                                  SUMMER COMPUTER LITERACY STIPEND AWARD- College of Fine Arts - I.S.U.

 

1996                                 COLLEGE RESEARCH INITIATIVE AWARD - College of Fine Arts - I.S.U.

                                    

1995                                 ILLINOIS DANCE ASSOCIATION - Chair

                                                

1994                              INSTRUCTIONAL RELATED TRAVEL AWARD  ON TEACHING EXCELLENCE

                                               College of Applied Science & Technology - I.S.U.

 

1994                                 WHO'S WHO AMONG EXCELLENT TEACHERS - University of Illinois

 

1993-94                        GRADUATE THESIS FELLOWSHIP - University of Illinois, Dance Department

 

1993                            DANCE NOTATION BUREAU, INC. - Certification in Intermediate Labanotation

 

1993                                   AMERICAN COLLEGE DANCE FESTIVAL

                                             Gala Concert Selection - Choreography:  Anybody's Guess

 

1992                             DANCE NOTATION BUREAU, INC. - Certification in Elementary Labanotation

 

1989, 90, 92                   ILLINOIS ARTS COUNCIL - Artist-in-Education Grant Recipient

 

1991                                  McLEAN COUNTY ARTS COUNCIL - Choreographic Grant Recipient

 

1981-83                         TEXAS CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY

                                                Nordan Scholarship recipient in Modern Dance

               

1979-83                       TEXAS CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY

                                                Dean's Honor List-undergraduate

 

 


 

WRITINGS

 

 

"Best Practices in Early Childhood Fine Arts Education," co-authored by Laurie Merriman, Daniella R. Barroqueiro, Kimberly McCord, Michael J. Vetere, with Nancy I. Latham, Summer 2006.

 

"Dance News," article written for the newsletter of the College of Fine Arts at Illinois State University, Activities and Creations 2004-2006, Volume 1.

 

"Illinois Summer School for the Arts," article written for the FAN Letter, the newsletter of the College of Fine Arts at Illinois State University, Summer 2000, Volume 1.

 

"Dance in Higher Education:  Illinois State University," article co-authored by Laurie Merriman and DTN in February 1997 issue of Dance Teacher Now, 1997.

 

"Dance Grant Writing and Artist-in-Residency Programs, " presented at the Illinois Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Convention, 1992.

 

Contributor to Dance/Movement Resource Manual for Curriculum Planning.  Illinois State Board of
              Education, 1992.

 

Merriman, Laurie and Charten, Stephen.  "A Dance Program Achieves Success, " in Arts in Education Network of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 1990.

 

 

 


 

O T H E R   P R O F E S S I O N A L   A C T I V I T I E S

 

 

2006                                       Coordinator/Host                                              BREAK!

                                                                                                                                            Bloomington Cultural Center, Bloomington,  IL

 

2006                                    Pre-Performance Lecturer                               ROYAL WINNIPEG BALLET COMPANY

                                                                                                                                            Bloomington Cultural Center, Bloomington,  IL

 

2006                       Guest Lecturer                                                    ART 208: ARTS IN EARLY CHILDHOOD
                                                                                                        EDUCATION-VISUAL ART

                                                (taught by Daniella R. Barroqueiro, Ed.D., Assistant Professor,  School of Art)

 

2005-2007                        Faculty Advisor JC DIVA DANCE TROUPE, Illinois State University

2005                                     Guest Adjudicator LINCOLN CORRECTIONAL CENTER, Lincoln, IL

                                                {Inmate Inaugural Jazz Troupe Members Dances Performance Event}

 

2005                                   Spring 2005 Undergraduate Research Symposium (Jessica Melville)

 

2004                                    External Evaluator COLLEGE-CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC, DANCE DIVISION,

                      UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI

 

2004                                    External Evaluator DEPARTMENT OF THEATER AND DANCE
                                                            CASE WESTERN RESERVE UNIVERSITY

 

            2004                              Faculty Advisor CHICAGO STUDENT CHOREOGRAPHIC SHOWCASE

 

          2004                           Spring 2004 Undergraduate Research Symposium (Wendy Kopija Shur)

 

2003                           Committee Member ILLINOIS STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION DANCE CONTENT
                                    ADVISORY COMMITTEE

        
                               (development and review of teacher certification test for the state)

 

2002 - 2004              Co-Coordinator  SUMMER ’02  and ’03 FOUNDATIONS OF INQUIRY WORKSHOP
                                 (prepared workshop activities w/Lorie Heggie & Kenton Machina for F02 & 03Faculty)
                                                               

2001-2003                Website Developer AMERICAN COLLEGE DANCE FESTIVAL ON-LINE FESTIVAL HANDBOOK

2001                     Guest Adjudicator BELOIT COLLEGE OF BELOIT, WISCONSIN


2001                           Panelist  ILLINOIS ARTS COUNCIL, ARTS IN EDUCATION
                                             RESIDENCY PROGRAM ADVISORY PANEL

2000-2001              Guest Lecturer    EXPERIENCING THEATRE {THE 152}

                                            (taught by John Poole, Assistant Professor,  School of Theatre)

2000                             Guest Lecturer    TEXT AND CONTEXT CLASS {IDS 121}
                                            (taught by Arved Larsen, Associate Dean, CFA)
                                             Re: The Rite of Spring @ Illinois State University-Normal,IL

 

2000                             Co-Presenter       STATE FARM TEACHING-TECHNOLOGY FACULTY FELLOWS PROGRAM
                                     
"Instructional Design-Management  (co-presented with Doug Turco, KNR, Illinois State University)
                                           

2000                           Guest Lecturer    FOUNDATIONS OF INQUIRY {IDS 100}
                                       
 (taught by David Borst, Professor, Biological Sciences)  Re: Visual Thinking Strategies and Dance

1999                           Coordinator/Host AMERICAN COLLEGE DANCE FESTIVAL, Illinois State University-Normal,IL

 

1999                           Coordinator/Host          STOMP Braden Auditorium-Normal, IL

 

1999                 Coordinator/Host          CATS  Braden Auditorium-Normal , IL

 

1999                            Coordinator/Host          TRINITY IRISH DANCE COMPANY

                                                                                                Braden Auditorium-Normal, IL

 

1998                     Coordinator/Host           TAP DOGS

                                                                                                Braden Auditorium-Normal, IL

 

1997                        Coordinator/Host            PARSONS DANCE COMPANY

                                                                                                Braden Auditorium-Normal, IL

            1997                       Pre-Performance           ALVIN AILEY REPERTORY ENSEMBLE

                                                  Lecturer                               Braden Auditorium-Normal, IL

 

1995, 1997         Juror/Adjudicator             SPRINGFIELD AREA ARTS COUNCIL

                                                  Dance Applicants               Rosie Richmond Artist Advancement Awards

 

           1995                Pre-Performance               HUBBARD STREET DANCE COMPANY

                                                 Lecturer                               Braden Auditorium-Normal, IL

 

           1992                 Panelist                                 CENSORSHIP IN THE ARTS & OUR SOCIETY

                                                                                                I.S.U. Fine Art Event

 

 


 

 P R O F E S S I O N A L/U N I V E R S I T Y/C O L L E G E/D E P A R T M E N T  

C O M M I T T E E   W OR K  A N D  S E R V I C E


2006-current                          ASSISTANCE DEAN TO THE COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS

 

1990-current                          HEAD OF THE DANCE AREA-DANCE PROGRAM DIRECTOR

 

1997-current                          ARTISTIC DIRECTOR-ILLINOIS STATE DANCE THEATRE

 

2006-current                          ASSOCIATE MEMBER OF THE INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL OF FINE ARTS
                                             DEANS (ICFAD), Leadership Institute, May 2006

1988-current                          AMERICAN COLLEGE DANCE FESTIVAL-FESTIVAL COORDINATOR

 

2007-current                          MEMBER OF THE RESEARCH ADVISORY BOARD COMMITTEE

2005-current                          MEMBER OF THE UNIVERSITY ACADEMIC FREEDOM ETHICS/GRIEVANCE 
                                            COMMITTEE

2006-current                          MEMBER OF THE UNIVERSITY FACULTY EXCELLENCE INITIATIVE
                                             COMMITTEE

2005-current                          MEMBER OF THE UNIVERSITY RESEARCH COUNCIL

 

2005-current                          MEMBER OF THE COLLEGE RESEARCH COORDINATORS COMMITTEE

 

2006-current                          CHAIR, COLLEGE CURRICULUM COMMITTEE

 

2005-current                          CHAIR, COLLEGE RESEARCH COMMITTEE

 

2007-current                          CHAIR, COLLEGE RECRUITMENT COMMITTEE

 

2006-current                          MEMBER OF THE ISBOE ILLINOIS LEARNING STANDARDS INITIATIVE
                                            FINE ARTS CONTENT AREA TEAM – Dance Segment K-12th grades

 

2007-current                          MEMBER OF THE UNIVERSITY TEACHER EDUCATION ASSESSMENT COMMITTEE

 

2006-2007                                DANCE SEARCH COMMITTEE  MEMBER

 

2006-2007                               ARTISTIC DIRECTOR/TEACHER SEARCH COMMITTEE  MEMBER

 

2006-2007                               CREATIVE DRAMA SEARCH COMMITTEE  MEMBER

 

2006-2007                              PROGRAM REVIEW - ASSESSMENT COMMITTEE  MEMBER

2004-2007                               MEMBER OF THE COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS INTERDISCIPLINARY COMMITTEE

 

2005-2007                               MEMBER OF THE SCHOOL OF THEATRE PRODUCTION COMMITTEE

 

2006-2007                               MEMBER OF THE UNIVERSITY FACULTY TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT SERVICES
                                           COMMITTEE

 

2006                                     MEMBER OF THE PERFORMING ARTS CAREER DAY COLLEGE
                                          REPRESENTATIVE AND PLANNING COMMITTEE, Bradley University

 

2005                                    COUNCIL FOR TEACHER EDUCATION, IMPACT SHOWCASE CONTRIBUTION

 

2003-2004                              MEMBER OF THE DANCE CONTENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE (CAC)
                                                    FOR THE ILLINOIS STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION

 

2003-05; 2006-07                      ELECTED MEMBER OF THE SCHOOL OF THEATRE’S SCHOOL  

                       FACULTY STATUS COMMITTEE

2003-2004                              DANCE SEARCH COMMITTEE  MEMBER


2003-2005                               MEMBER OF THE RECRUITMENT, ADMISSION, AND SCHOLARSHIP
                                          (RAS) DEPARTMENTAL COMMITTEE

 

2001-2004                               MEMBER OF THE UNIVERSITY REINSTATEMENT COMMITTEE

2001-2004                               NATIONAL ASSOCIATION SCHOOLS OF THEATRE (NAST)
                                 COMMITTEE MEMBER

2001-2002                              EDUCATING ILLINOIS IMPLEMENTATION TEAM-COMMITMENT TO GENERAL

                       EDUCATION MEMBER


2002-2004                               ISBE/NCATE REPORT WRITER & VISITATION COORDINATOR

2001-2004                               ELECTED MEMBER OF THE UNIVERSITY REINSTATEMENT COMMITTEE

2002-2003                               FACULTY MENTOR FOR HEWETT 13, RESIDENCE HALL AT I.S.U.

2000-2006                               MEMBER OF THE FACULTY TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT SERVICES
                                  ADVISORY COMMITTEE

2000-2004                               MEMBER OF THE STATE FARM TEACHING TECHNOLOGY FACULTY FELLOWS
                                                      SELECTION AND PLANNING COMMITTEE

 

1994-2004                              DEPARTMENTAL CURRICULUM COMMITTEE for Theatre of I.S.U.

 

2002-2003                               CELEBRATING THE ARTS CAMPUS WIDE THEME PLANNING COMMITTEE

 

2001-2004                               DANCE SEARCH COMMITTEE  MEMBER

 

2001                                    THE LEADING EDGE: ISSUES IN TECHNOLOGY & SOCIETY SELECTION
                      COMMITTEE MEMBER

 

2000-2001                              ELECTED MEMBER OF COLLEGE FACULTY STATUS COMMITTEE

1999-2001                               MEMBER OF COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS STUDY GROUPS (2) ON PHYSICAL
                                  PLANT & FACILITIES AND ISU PREPARATORY SCHOOL OF THE ARTS

1999-2001                              CHAIR OF THE RECRUITMENT, ADMISSION, AND SCHOLARSHIP (RAS)
                                    DEPARTMENTAL COMMITTEE

 

2000-2001                               COMPUTER ADVISORY COMMITTEE for the College of Fine Arts of I.S.U.

2000-2001                               ACTING SEARCH COMMITTEE  # 2 MEMBER

 

1997-2001                              M.F.A. COMMITTEE MEMBER FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS

 

1989-current                        COORDINATOR OF AMERICAN COLLEGE DANCE FESTIVAL

                                                    PARTICIPATION

 

1999-2000                            THEATRE EDUCATION SEARCH COMMITTEE MEMBER


1999-2000                            COORDINATOR OF DEPARTMENTAL ADVISEMENT COMMITTEE

 

1998-2000                            CONSIDER THE CHILDREN: A CAMPUS REFLECTION ON CHILDHOOD &

                     ADOLESCENCE  PLANNING COMMITTEE

 

1997-2000                            UNIVERSITY ATHLETIC COUNCIL COMMITTEE

                    {Chair of Gender Equity Sub-Committee 1998-99}

 

1996-1999                           CHAIR OF DEPARTMENTAL ADVISEMENT COMMITTEE

 

1995-1999                           DEPARTMENTAL ADVISEMENT COMMITTEE

 

1997-1998                           ACTING SEARCH COMMITTEE MEMBER

 

          1997                                 CREATIVE DRAMA SEARCH COMMITTEE MEMBER

 

          1995-1996                           UNIVERSITY STUDIES COMMITTEE AD HOC GROUP 6

 

          1995                                 APPOINTMENT TO I.S.U. GRADUATE FACULTY

 

          1994-1995                           ISBE/NCATE REPORT WRITER & VISITATION COORDINATOR

 

1991-1993                           DEPARTMENTAL CURRICULUM COMMITTEE for HPERD of I.S.U.

 

         1991-1993                           ARENA & ATHLETIC RECREATION FACILITIES FINANCIAL

                                                REVIEW COMMITTEE of I.S.U.

 

         1991-1995                           ILLINOIS DANCE ASSOCIATION EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBER

 

         1992                                 PANELISTS for Censorship in the Arts and Our Society  event at I.S.U.

 

 


 

  

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

 

American Alliance for HPERD

American College Dance Festival

Chicago Dance Coalition

Congress on Research in Dance

Dance Notation Bureau

Illinois Dance Association

Illinois High School Dance Festival Association

National Association of Laboratory Schools

National Dance Association

International Council of Fine Arts Deans (ICFAD)


 

REFERENCES AND VIDEO TAPES

Available Upon Request


 

 

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