Muhlenberg Community Dance Center — Youth
Meet the Faculty
MCDC for Young Dancers
Meet the Instructors
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.
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'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
Brianna Gitnik is a student at Muhlenberg College pursuing a double major in dance with a concentration in education and English with secondary education certification. Brianna began her teaching experience by assisting classes in ballet, jazz, tap, hip-hop, and creative movement. She then went on to teach her own classes at her local dance studio in Greenwich, Connecticut. She now continues to teach various genres of dance over summers and school breaks at Steps Dance Studio in Stamford, Connecticut. At Muhlenberg, Brianna is a member of the MINT* hip-hop dance team and has choreographed for and performed in various Muhlenberg dance concerts. Brianna is very excited to join the MCDC team assisting in Beginning Jazz and Beginning/Intermediate Modern.
Danielle McWalters is a student at Muhlenberg College. She is pursuing majors in dance and math, and is a member of the education certification program. She began assisting dance classes in middle school, and later taught at her studio in Rockville Centre, New York. She also taught gymnastics classes at her local recreation center. At Muhlenberg, Danielle is part of the Perkulators dance team and works as a tutor. She has taught dance at Roosevelt Elementary School and student-taught mathematics in and around Allentown. She has also participated in various dance concerts in the past year-and-a-half. She is very excited to assist in Accelerated Intermediate Ballet and Intermediate Jazz.
Lindsey Woytowich is a student at Muhlenberg College double-majoring in dance and business, with concentrations in dance education, business management and arts administration. Lindsey began her teaching experience at her local studio by assisting classes in ballet, jazz and modern. Over the past several summers, she has taught dance classes for a local day camp. She began her dance education studies last spring by teaching at an after-school program in Allentown. At Muhlenberg, Lindsey is a member of the cheerleading squad, and has choreographed for and performed in various Muhlenberg dance concerts. She is excited to be part of the MCDC program.