Sharon Arslanian (M.A. Dance, Mills College; M.A. Dance History, U.C., Riverside; Ed.D. Dance, Temple University) is the Coordinator of the Dance Program at GCC. She has taught dance in numerous colleges and community settings including Temple University, Smith College, University of California, Riverside, and UMASS Amherst. At GCC, Arslanian teaches Tap, Middle Eastern Dance, Jazz, Introduction to Dance, Dance in Culture, Dance History, and Mixed Company.
Kathy Keillor (B.F.A. Dance, UMASS, M.F.A. Dance, Smith College) 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.
Ann Sorvino (B.F.A. Dance Juilliard School) is a former member of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company. At GCC Sorvino teaches Modern Dance, Ballet, Yoga and Pilates. Her own company, Sorvino Dance Project, has performed throughout New England, and in Athens, Greece. Sorvino is also the Dance Director at Stoneleigh Burnham School in Greenfield, MA.
Meg Van Dyck received her B.A. in Dance from Smith College and received her early training at the Stoneleigh Burnham School Community Dance Program. In addition to GCC, Meg teaches at Deerfield Academy. She has also taught dance for the Journey East Program to China at Leland and Gray High School and Luminz Dance Theater in Vermont, Foreign Language Schools International at Tufts University in Boston, and Theater of Dreams in New York City. Her choreography has appeared throughout New England including at the Academy of Music, Green River Music and Balloon Festival, and New England Youth Theater. She has collaborated with musicians the Jones Trio, Ameranouche Trio, and Unit7 for live performance and music video. In 2010, her choreography premiered on the Fuse Music Video Television Channel. She is the founder and artistic director of Snapdragon Dance Productions and for The Giggle Water Girls, a 1920′s Style Dance Company infused with flavors of Post-Modern Dance. In addition to teaching and creating her own work, Meg dances with Sorvino Dance Project who was featured in Thailand International Folklore Festival 2012, and with Chaos Theory Dance who was featured at the MA Dance Festival 2011.
Felice Wolfzahn (B.F.A., Dance, Juilliard School, M.F.A. Dance Bennington College) teaches Introduction to Dance, Modern Dance, Pilates Mat Work. Wolfzahn She also teaches at Mt. Holyoke College, Amherst College and Bennington College. Felice is a veteran teacher of Contact Improvisation, and has taught in college and universities in the U.S. at the School for New Dance Development in Amsterdam,and in Israel and Jamaica.
Emily Fox (B.A. Hampshire College) 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.