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lindsay@lindsayrenea.org │www.lindsayrenea.org

 

 

PROFESSIONAL PROFILE

Dancer, Choreographer, and Educator in Modern, Contemporary, African, Caribbean, Tap, Jazz, Dance History, Composition& Improvisation. 

EDUCATION

Jacksonville University, Jacksonville, Florida

M.F.A. Choreography (April 2017)

 

Howard University, Washington D.C.    

B.F.A. Dance (May 2008)

AWARDS       

Mahoning Valley Young Professionals- 25 under 35-February 2016

Emerging Leaders- John Raymond Wean Foundation-January 2016 – June 2016     

Key to the City-Youngstown, Ohio

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

    ALABAMA STATE UNIVERSITY                                                                                                                                                                              

    Assistant Professor of Dance - August 2017-Present

    Develop syllabus and overall course structure, administer all grades for: Ballet I, Tap I & II, African I Modern III, & IV.

  • Ballet- Principles and structure of ballet technique in preparation for higher level courses.

  • Tap - Principles and practices of the basic techniques of tap dance, soft shoe, and the fundamental forms of tap dance movement found in musical theater.

  • Modern – Beginner/Intermediate/advanced techniques in Modern Dance designed to develop professional performance quality.

  • African - Principles and technique practices of West African Dance, Caribbean Dance, and the fundamentals of dance movement found in their cultural traditions.

 

      SLIPPERY ROCK UNIVERSITY                                                                                                                                                                               

      Guest Artist - September 2016

      Taught masterclasses for Dance Majors of all levels.

 

      HOWARD UNIVERSITY                                                                                                                                                                              

      Guest Artist

      Taught and set choreographic work on Dance Major Students.

 

      CLEVELAND SCHOOL OF THE ARTS

      Guest Artist

      Taught masterclasses for Dance Majors of all levels and set Choreographic work.

 

      BALLET WESTERN RESERVE

      Guest Artist

      Taught and choreographed Intermediate Afro-Caribbean Dance.

 

      YOUNGSTOWN STATE UNIVERSITY

      Guest Artist

      Taught and choreographed Intermediate and Advanced African Dance.

 

      YOUNGSTOWN STATE UNIVERSITY

      Adjunct Dance Faculty

      Developed syllabus and overall course structure, administered all grades for: Jazz & Tap I, II, III, & IV, Modern I, II, & III, Afro-Caribbean.

  • Jazz & Tap - Principles and practices of the basic techniques of tap dance, soft shoe, jazz, and the fundamental forms of dance movement found in musical theater.

  • Modern – Beginner/Intermediate/advanced techniques in Modern Dance designed to develop professional performance quality.

  • Afro-Caribbean - Principles and technique practices of African Dance, Caribbean Dance, and the fundamentals of dance movement found in their cultural traditions.

 

       GARTH FAGAN DANCE

       Dance School Instructor

       Assisted in development of school curriculum, taught Fagan technique and repertory.

 

 

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