BFA, MEd, is a teaching and performing artist in residence for Maryland State Arts Council and Artivate. Certifications through the Maryland Department of Education include Early Childhood, Dance, Art, Theater, and Health. She also has completed a professional dance teaching degree from the former School of the Hartford Ballet in CT and Teaching Artist Institute training from Young Audiences of MD. Rebecca specializes in arts integration, theater design, and children’s dance curriculum. College teaching includes both Dance Production and Dance in the Classroom courses taught at The University of Hartford/Hartt School of Music. In 2016, Rebecca presented her Math Within the Dance workshop at the National Dance Educators Organization, (NDEO), conference in Washington DC in addition to her session, Dance Integrated Learning for Classroom Connections, for Maryland Dance Education Association, (MDEA), conference held at Towson University in Baltimore. In the past, she has been a conference presenter for NAEYC, Connecticut Early Childhood Education Council, Association for Childhood Education International and Head Start. Rebecca has 25 years’ experience in professional development for teachers, dance teaching, and performance choreography for schools throughout Connecticut, Maryland, Virginia and DC.
Christine is a professional performing artist and teacher with over 20 years specializing in arts-in education in theatre, music, and dance. She is a graduate of the Teaching Artist Institute with Young Audiences of Maryland and was a Musical Theatre Major at Catawba College. She has performed and choreographed for numerous productions in Maryland and WV, and had an extended run at Tweetsie Railroad theme park. As tenured performer with Footworks Percussive Dance Ensemble, she has had the opportunity to extensively tour the US, Canada, and the UK. She has also performed as a dancer and percussionist touring with several bands. Christine currently teaches with Mid Maryland Performing Arts Center, Old Opera House Dance Company, Creative Kids, and Lucy School.
Katie is a teacher and a independent working artist in the tri-state area. She primarily works with the Advanced Theater Studies Students in the Arts and Communications Academy housed at Governor Thomas Johnson High School. A graduate of the University of Maryland College Park with degrees in both Dance and Theater. Katie started her acting career at the age of six. ‘On camera’ credits include Universal Pictures “For Richer or Poorer”, Investigation Discovery “Evil Kin” and National Commercials for the United Way Campaign. She’s worked at various theaters in the last 21 years including The Washington County Playhouse, Toby’s Dinner Theater of Columbia, Other Voices Theater and Maryland Ensemble theater. Katie also worked with Walt Disney World Entertainment in Orlando FL as a Character Performer.
In 2008, Katie was a background dancer for ZZ Top during the Orange Bowl Half Time show, working with hip hop choreographer Shane Sparks. A former competitive dancer, Katie has studied with various artists including dancers from American’s Best Dance Crew, So You Think You Can Dance, Monsters of Hip Hop and Bad Boys of Dance. Katie is a founding member of UMD’s Delta Chi Xi, Honorary Dance Fraternity Inc. Gamma Chapter; dedicated to Community Dance And Dance Education.
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