Dance faculty

Meg Van Dyck

B.A., Smith College

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Meg Van Dyck is the Dance Department Chair and Coordinator of the Liberal Arts - Dance Option at Greenfield Community College. She also teaches dance at Deerfield Academy. Before dancing professionally in New York City, she received her B.A. in Dance from Smith College and began her early training at the Stoneleigh Burnham School Community Dance Program. She has danced with Dodge Dance Company, Sorvino Dance Project, Chaos Theory Dance, and Lori Holmes Clark Dance Company. Meg is the Founder and Artistic Director of The Dance Co-Op, Snapdragon Dance Productions, and The Girl Water Girls. Her choreography has been featured at The Academy of Music, The Iron Horse, Pearl Street, Look Park, The Green River Music and Balloon Festival, The New England Youth and Performing Arts Center, The Massachusetts and Southern Vermont Dance Festivals, and on the Fuse Music Video Television Channel.

Sharon Arslanian

B.A., M.A., Mills College
M.A. University of California, Riverside
Ed.D., Temple University

Sharon Arslanian has taught dance in numerous colleges and community settings including Temple University, Smith College, University of California, Riverside, and UMASS Amherst. At GCC, she teaches Tap, Middle Eastern Dance, Jazz, Introduction to Dance, Dance in Culture, Dance History, and Mixed Company.

Emily Fox

B.A., Hampshire College

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Emily Fox teaches American Smooth and Latin Style Ballroom Dance. She has taught Ballroom, Latin and Swing dance to children and adults. She has brought her enthusiasm and expertise to such diverse venues as Paradise Dance Studio, Dance Northampton, Asnuntuck Community College in Enfield, CT, the Hartsbrook School, and the Holyoke Public Schools. Emily also teaches Shake Your Soul®, an eclectic movement class combining world music, yoga, and Chi Gong. She brings her lifelong involvement in movement, massage, and martial arts to a comprehensive style of teaching social dance.

Kathy Keillor

B.F.A., University of Massachusetts
M.F.A. Smith College

Kathy Keillor was a soloist in the State Ballet of Rhode Island and Nashua Ballet Company. At GCC Keillor teaches Ballet and Jazz. She co-directs the company comprised of GCC students and community dancers, Mixed Company, which performs at schools and community centers throughout the Pioneer Valley.