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Faculty and Staff

Julie Satow Freeman is chair of the dance department at MSJC.   She has performed extensively with the companies of Stephanie Gilliland and Dancers, Groundwork, and Liz Davidow and Dancers. Performances include an appearance at the Japan American Theatre as part of the Olympic Arts Festival, as a dancer in the full-length opera, Les Noces, and at the Edinburgh Arts Festival Fringe in Scotland where Julie received critical praise for her performance and choreography.
Sue Roginski has been teaching dance at Mt. San Jacinto College since 2006. During the past few years, she has had the opportunity to perform and present work at Highways Performance Space, Society of Dance History Scholars, Anatomy Riot, AB Miller High School, The Haven Café and Gallery, California Palms Restaurant, Dance Moves, Blood Orange Infoshop, Unknown Theater, and Riverside City College. In August Sue traveled to Shanghai to perform with Susan Rose and Dancers. She is a BYPED fellow at Culver Center of the Arts in Riverside awarded through UCR Department of Dance.
Gilda Gant has a BFA in dance and a MFA in theatre and has taught in universities, colleges, workshops, and privately for many years. Courses she has taught at MSJC includes tap, jazz, modern, choreography, improvisation for theatre and dance, touring ensemble, dance production, dances of the world, and ballroom.  Gilda has directed and choreographed numerous musicals, dance concerts, reviews, and has worked as a professional dancer and choreographer for several theatres throughout the U.S.
Mark Olson began his dance education at Ballet Arts Center in Long Beach and was offered a full scholarship within a year.  Subsequently, he was asked to dance with the Los Angeles Classical Ballet, after which he became a freelance artist dancing for many ballet and modern companies in Southern California.  He has performed a wide variety of roles ranging from classical to contemporary.  Mark has produced choreography at the college and professional level in the genres of ballet, modern, and multi-media.  Mark continued his dance education at the California Institute of the Arts where he received a BFA in dance.  At Cal Arts, he received both the Sharon Disney Lund Scholarship and Cal Arts Scholarship. While at Cal Arts he choreographed and taught dance for the California Arts Partnership.  Mark Olson presently teaches ballet, modern dance, choreography and dance conditioning at Mt. San Jacinto College and Riverside Community College.

Jennifer Knelange