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Dr. Janice Bibik is
currently the Program Director for the Health and Physical Education Teacher
Education Program at the University and she acts as the adviser for the dance
minor. She is both a physical
educator and a dance educator with a B.S. in physical education from Ithaca
College and an M.S. in physical education with an emphasis in modern dance from
Indiana University. At Indiana she
received technical training in the Dunham, Graham and Hawkins techniques. After
receiving her master's degree she taught dance and physical education at
Southern Illinois University. She
also performed with and choreographed for the Southern Illinois Repertory Dance
Company. Dr. Bibik studied in the
Teacher Training Program at the School of the Hartford Ballet where she
received training in the Vaganova ballet technique, and Limon and Cunningham
modern techniques. In addition to performing with the School's repertory group
she was the tour chaperone for the children in The Nutcracker. She also served
as the Administrator for the School after completing the program. Dr. Bibik then left Hartford to pursue
her Ph.D. at Syracuse University in teaching and curriculum with a minor in higher
education administration. Upon completion of her degree she came to the
University of Delaware in 1989.
The Delaware Repertory Dance Company was founded in 1990 by Dr. Bibik and
a small group of students. She has
served in several leadership roles at the state and district levels and has
made presentations at the state, district and national levels of the National
Dance Association of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education,
Recreation and Dance.
Professor of Theatre at the University of Delaware, currently serving as
Associate Dean for
the Arts in the College of Arts and Sciences as well as Associate
Director of Training and Head of Movement for UDs Professional Theatre
Training Program and resident choreographer and movement coach for UDs
Resident Ensemble Players.
Trained as a dancer with her BFA and MFA in Dance from Southern
University, she danced professionally with the Kathryn Posin Dance
New York, James Sutton and Dancers, Repertory Dance Company of the
Milwaukee Dance Theatre, Dancers Unlimited, and Thunderclap
Theatrical choreographic credits include the Delaware Theatre Company,
Alley Theatre in Houston, Philadelphias Enchantment Theatre, and
Shakespeare Company. Guest teaching artist residencies include Utah
Repertory Dance Theatre, the Milwaukee Ballet, the American College
Festival, and several universities around the country. She has
workshops throughout the U.S. and internationally in London, Japan,
Toronto, Montreal, as well as for The Voice Foundation of Philadelphia.
Professor Browning has served on the faculty of the Dance Division at
SMU, and was formerly Head of Dance and Acting Associate Dean of Fine
the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She has served as a theatre and
dance adjudicator for the Maryland State Arts Council, the Wisconsin
Board, and the Delaware Division of the Arts, and was appointed to the
State Arts Council in the fall of 2008.
Lizzie Fink received
her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance in 2010 from Shenandoah Conservatory, where
she was a recipient of the Bergmann Choreography Award. Lizzie spent three
consecutive summers in Spain attending the Estada International de Dansa intensive.
Lizzie has been invited to choreograph and perform with InterTOUR Dansa and The
Doniphan Project Company in Tupelo, MS and Washington, DC. She has performed
most recently at the Rachel Schlesinger Concert Hall for the 12th annual
Awaken the Dancer Within Gala. Lizzie received her Pilates Mat
Certificate in 2007. Her passion for fitness and health led her to opening two
training facilities in Cecil County, Maryland. She currently co-owns the two
personal training facilities that offer functional training and nutritional
programs. Lizzie has taught at several universities and dance centers,
performed in music videos for local DC artists, and has served as a judge for
the intercollegiate Evolve Dance Competition. She currently teaches at Cecil
Dancenter in North East, Maryland, Rage Box Dance Center in Forrest Hill,
Maryland, and the Delaware Arts Conservatory in Bear, Delaware. Lizzie is
thrilled to be faculty member at the University of Delaware and looks forward
to sharing her passion for movement with students.
A.T. Moffett is a dance artist,
educator, and researcher based in Wilmington, DE. She has taught at Winona State University, Saint Marys
University and The Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts. Collaborative interests have led to
co-founding TRANSForm Dance Collective and ongoing creative projects and co-teaching
with composer David Horton. Her
choreography has been seen in PA, NJ, CA, OR, and MN and her research Higher
Order Thinking in the Dance Studio was published in the Journal of Dance Education. A.T. danced professionally in New York
and Philadelphia, working with choreographers Myra Bazell, Tania Isaac, Stephan
Koplowitz, Mary Anthony, Donald McKayle and the Sokolow Dance Foundation. She holds
an MFA from the University of Oregon and a BA from Radford University.
Dr. Lynnette Young Overby is a nationally and internationally recognized scholar,
teacher, choreographer, researcher, performer, and professor. She currently
serves as faculty director for undergraduate research and experiential learning
and as professor of theatre and dance at the University of Delaware. During her
career, she has served with in several leadership roles, including president of
both the National Dance Association and the Michigan Dance Council, and vice
president of dance for the District of Columbia Association for Health, Physical
Education, Recreation and Dance (AHPERD) Michigan AHPERD, and Eastern District
AHPERD and on the Board of Directors for the National Dance Education
Organization (NDEO) and dance and the Child international. She is the
author/coauthor of over 40 publications and eight books, has a record of over
100 major presentations and performances, and has choreographed over 80 works
for both children and adults. Her contributions have earned her more than 30
state, district, and national awards and honors, including the 2000 NDA
Scholar/Artist, the 2005 NDEO Leadership Award, and the 2009 Honor Award from
the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.
Schmermund is a choreographer, dancer, teacher and writer living in Lewes,
Delaware. She received a BA from Bucknell University and earned her MFA in
Dance from the University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign, where she received
the Wanda M. Nettl Prize for choreography. In 2006, she completed yoga training
through Om Yoga and studied with J. Brown at Abhyasa Yoga Center, where she
participated in teacher training in 2008. Her current movement life involves
teaching dance and yoga, designing and facilitating workshops, developing
dance-based curricula for children and writing about movement. Jennifer serves
as an arts educator and choreographer with Clear Space Theater Company. She
also teaches yoga at Dimitra Yoga and dance at the Delaware Stage School. A
former professional copywriter with The Sawtooth Group, she freelances for
folks looking for the right turn of phrase. During her decade-long stint in
NYC, she was on faculty at Bucknell University, Marymount School of NY, Cora
School for Dance and GREEN SPACE. In 2004, she co-founded the dance company
FRESH BLOOD and has been presenting work ever since. Recently, she was a guest
artist at Salisbury University and choreographed for the feature film, The
History of Future Folk. In 2011, she devised and directed her site-specific
dance film, Wild ____ Yonder. Performance credits include the work of Sara
Hook, Shannon Hummel, Kimberly Young, Kelly Knox, KC Chun-Manning, Valerie
Green and playwright Ed Valentine. This fall, she looks forward to teaching
dance and offering choreography workshops at Delaware Technical Community
Kimberly Schroeder holds a Bachelor of Arts in Dance and Vocal
Music Performance from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and a Master of Fine
Arts in Dance from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Kimberly serves as
the Head of the University of Delaware Dance Minor faculty, production manager
for the annual dance minor concert, as well as master teacher, choreographer
and performer in a variety of venues. She teaches classes in ballet, modern,
jazz, tap, musical theatre, pilates, improvisation, composition, pedagogy and
has had the privilege of studying with numerous guest artists in several dance
techniques including African, Fosse, Graham, Humphrey-Weidman, Limon, and
Horton. Kimberly has been the choreographer of over 40 musical theatre,
non-musical theatre productions and concert works including Fiddler on the Roof, A Year with Frog and
Toad, Amahl and the Night Visitors and The Music Man. She has worked in
regional and national theatre, including national tours with the Missoula
Childrens Theatre and international performances in Jamaica, Ireland, and
Canada. She is
a member of the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and
Bodywork, Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals, American Fitness
Professionals & Associates. In addition to numerous concert dance
works presented at the University of Delaware, her recent endeavors include
performances with the Annapolis, Milwaukee, Richmond, Charlotte, Lincoln,
Harrisburg, Kennett, Illinois, Saint Louis, and Winnipeg Symphony Orchestras.
This coming season, Kimberly will be performing with the Delaware Theatre Company,
Texarkana, Kansas City and Victoria (British Columbia) Symphony Orchestras.
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