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Sandra Atkinson

Sandra Atkinson

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Adjunct Instructor

Sandra C. Atkinson has a MA in Dance (Education) from American University. Sandra is currently teaching at Montgomery College in Rockville, MD. Sandra is a company member of Next Reflex Dance Collective, but has also worked with Peter Dimuro, Jane Fr... [More]



Melanie George

Melanie George

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Director, Dance Program

Melanie George is the Dance Program Director at American University. Melanie holds a BA in dance from Western Michigan University, an MA in dance and Graduate Certificate in Secondary Teaching from American University (AU), and the Certified Movement... [More]

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Ralph Glenmore

Ralph Glenmore

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Adjunct Instructor

Mr. Glenmore was a principal dancer with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater under the direction of Alvin Ailey. He toured the world, working with choreographers Donald McKayle, Talley Beatty and Bill T. Jones among others. As Instructor, Rehearsa... [More]



Marcia Howard

Marcia Howard

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Adjunct Instructor

Marcia Howard has been performing with Coyaba Dance Theater since 1997. She began her training in Baltimore, MD with the Francine School of Dance and The Baltimore Dance Theater. She studied West African dance with Sylvia Soumah and traveled to Dakar... [More]

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Irina Wunder

Irina Wunder

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Adjunct Instructor

Irina Wunder, an ethnic Russian, received her classical dance training in Turkmenistan, then a republic of the former Soviet Union. She performed with the Republic's State Theater of Opera and Ballet and was a guest artist with the National Ballet Co... [More]



Alice Wylie-Schmemann

Alice Wylie-Schmemann

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Adjunct Instructor

Born in Washington DC, Alice began her dance training with Jane Bittner and trained extensively with several other renown teachers including Dawei Zhang, Suzanne Farrell, Patricia McBride, Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux, Violette Verdy, and Truman Finney. She... [More]