Meet the Faculty


MCDC for Young Dancers

Meet the Instructors

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Teresa VanDenend Sorge, Ed.M., in addition to supervising and mentoring the MCDC teaching staff, is teaching Monday evening's Creative Movement class. Teresa has been sharing her talents in various teaching positions since 2000, including instructor of dance at Hope College in Holland, Mich.; dance instructor at Koresh Dance Company, in Philadelphia; and adjunct professor at Temple University. Teresa has performed with Aerial Dance Theatre, PUSH Physical Theatre, and InLet Dance Theatre. Teresa received her B.A. in dance performance/choreography as well as receiving her certification in dance education for children K through 12.

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Megan Flynn is a dancer, choreographer, and teacher of ballet, contemporary dance, and Pilates. She received her MFA in Dance from the University of California, Irvine, and her BFA in Dance from Tulane University.  Megan also earned a Professional Diploma in Dance Studies at the Laban Center in London. As a dancer, she has worked with numerous professional companies and toured internationally. As a choreographer, her solo and group pieces have been performed in Europe and most recently in Philadelphia, New York City and Irvine. She has served as a guest teacher for: Summer Stages Dance at Concord Academy and the Boston Ballet School; Skipton Summer School in England; and Spoke the Hub in Brooklyn.

Marcie Mamura

Marcie Mamura's teaching artist work includes ESF Dream Camp — Girard College, Camp Sojourner Girls' Leadership Camp, and ArtWell. She has also served as adjunct faculty and assistant director of the FreshDance Ensemble at Drexel University. As a freelance artist, she's performed works by Mina Estrada, Gabrielle Revlock, and Nicole Bindler. Her choreography has been presented in Illinois, Minnesota, North Carolina, Oregon, and Pennsylvania. She's a founding member of TRANSForm Dance Collective (transformdancecollective.blogspot.com). Ms. Mamura is wildly curious about community practices, language intersections, and artful exchange. M.F.A., University of Oregon; B.A., Kansas State University.

 

 

Jessica Afflerbach is junior dance major with an education concentration at Muhlenberg College. Performances for the spring semester ’18 include Master Choreographers and Dance Emerge. She is also showcasing her choreography in spring Dance Gallery ’18, all of which she is very excited about! Additionally, she is an office assistant in the Theatre & Dance Department, a ballet tutor, and the community engagement officer for the Muhlenberg Dance Association. Outside of the dance world she is also the president of the Girls Next Door, Muhlenberg’s all-female a cappella group and she loves dogs. With her MCDC classes she fosters a positive and welcoming environment where dancers can feel comfortable to explore, move their bodies, and take risks!

Sara Goodman is a sophomore at Muhlenberg College and is thrilled to start teaching for MCDC this semester! She is studying dance education and performance along with music and Jewish studies. Sara is an active member of the Muhlenberg Dance Association and has a performance in the spring Dance Gallery ’18 concert. She is very excited to use the education she has received at Muhlenberg along with her experience teaching dance at overnight camp to create a fun and safe moving environment in all of her MCDC classes.

Kyra Kramer is a junior at Muhlenberg College, honored to teach with MCDC for her sixth semester! She is a dance major with an education concentration and pursuing early elementary education certification Pre K-4. Kyra performances for the spring semester ’18 include Master Choreographers in February, Dance Emerge in April, and Dance Gallery in May. Kyra serves as the treasurer for the Muhlenberg Dance Association, and she is the Secretary for the Perkulators Jazz Dance Team. In all of her MCDC classrooms, she wants to create a safe space where students can use the medium of dance to develop personally and express their creativity and emotions.

Jane Mafale is a sophomore at Muhlenberg College and is overjoyed to be teaching with MCDC for the first time this semester! She is studying dance, elementary education, and psychology. Jane is a member of the Copacetic Rhythms tap team, and is performing in various dance concerts during the spring semester ’18, such as Dance Emerge and Dance Gallery. Jane is eager to bring her classroom teaching experience into the studio and expand her knowledge working with dancers in new ways to help them foster their creativity, technique, and confidence. She hopes that her dancers will be inspired each class to explore their own movements, and find new ways to take risks, and grow.