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Tennille Lambert, is the Chair of Dance on the San Jacinto Campus of Mt. San Jacinto College. She received a B.A in Theatre from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and an M.F.A. in Dance from Florida State University. She was the first instructor of Choreography for Florida State University’s immersion program in New York City and taught for FSU in NY C for three years. Tennille’s choreographic work has been presented at Dance Theatre Workshop, Galapagos Art Space, Movement Research, The Merce Cunningham Studio, The Cool New York Dance Festival, The Tank NYC, and American College Dance Festival’s gala performances. She has been invited into The Bessie Schonberg Lab for Choreographers at DTW and was an Artist in Residence at The Field NYC in spring of 2009. Tennille is a certified Yoga Instructor and was the Festival Coordinator for the 2009 Dance on Camera Festival at Lincoln Center and has presented her research at the 32nd Annual Film and Literature Conference.
 
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.
 
 
Julie Satow Freeman is part of the dance faculty at MSJC where she is pursuing an interest in teaching and choreography. 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.
 
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