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Dance Guest Artists

Department of Art, Theatre and Dance
WTAMU Dance Recent Guest Artists


Katharyn Horne (ballet) former principal dancer with the Metropolitan Opera Ballet and American Ballet Theatre, former Artistic Director of Manhattan Festival Ballet, San Antonio Festival Ballet, Omaha Ballet, and Dance Charlotte. Currently, Artistic Director of Central Piedmont Community College Dance Theatre.

Britney Rush (contemporary) graduated from our program in 2009 and has steadily been performing with a variety of professional dance companies in Texas including Dallas Black Dance Theatre, Urban Souls (in Houston), 6 o’clock Dance Theatre (6DT), Psophonia Dance Company, and 8&1 Dance Company. 

Bill DeYoungChair (modern ) Emeritus and Professor of Dance at the University of Michigan.

Steve Norman (ballet) former Soloist with San Francisco Ballet for 13 years.


Mindy Copeland (Tap) Owner and Artistic Director of Tap Overload

Rogelio Lopez (Modern) Saint Mary's College, Freelance artist in San Francisco Bay Area

Steve Norman (ballet) former Soloist with San Francisco Ballet for 13 years



Brandon J. Aiken (Hip Hop) Artistic Director and Founder of ENVY Dance Company, LA

 Steve Norman (ballet) former Soloist with San Francisco Ballet for 13 years



Jonathan Charles (jazz) Sam Houston State University

 Matthew Lindstrom (modern) , Artistic Director of Push Don’t Pull Dance Theatre and Faculty at Interlochen Center for the Arts

 Jamie Johnson (ballet), Principle Dancer with MOMIX

Steve Norman (ballet) former Soloist with San Francisco Ballet for 13 years



Kim Strunk (modern), Utah Valley University

Jeffery M. Rebdual (modern), Artistic Director of Rebdual Dance and Associate Professor of Dance, Wayne State University



Natalie Kasparova (Russia), Guest Choreographer. Artistic Director Kannon Dance Company, St. Petersburg Russia

Stevan Novakovich (Serbia) Guest Choreographer.

Hannah Baumgarten and Diego Salterini (USA & Italy) Co-directors of Dance Now Ensemble, Florida.



Dennon and Sayhber Rawles (USA), Guest Choreographer. Choreographer of the film "Staying Alive"

Shelli Margheritis (USA), Guest Lecturer. McDonald Selznick Agency, the top agency representing
dancers and choreographers in the entertainment field.  



Mia Cunningham (USA), Guest Choreographer/Stager. Former principal dancer with North Carolina Dance Theatre. Ms. Cunningham staged one of Sal Aiello's works.

Bill De Young (USA), Guest Choreographer.

Adrienne Clancy (USA), Guest Choreographer. Artistic Director of Clancyworks.

Bill Young (USA), Guest Teacher.

Waylon Anderson (USA), Guest Choreographer.



Stevan Novakovich (Serbia), Guest Choreographer.

Waylon Anderson (USA), Guest Choreographer.

Konstantin Karin, (Russia), Guest Teacher.

Thomas Flagg, (USA) Guest Lecturer - the founder/director of Terpsicore Dance Management 
former manager for Rasta Thomas