Joséphine A. Garibaldi Director of Dance/Assistant Professor
B.A. Dance, CSU Long Beach, 1984
M.A. Interdisciplinary Creative Arts, CSU San Francisco, 1989
M.F.A. Dance, UC Irvine, 1995
(208) 282-6143; (208) 282-2658
Joséphine A. Garibaldi has performed, choreographed, directed and taught internationally and nationally for over 30 years including production of site-specific arts festivals Train and SiteWorks in Tacoma and SiteWorks: Dance on Tour, in Southeast Missouri. In addition to writing, directing and choreographing original performance works Mystical Bedlam, In God We Trust, Zaum: Beyond Significance, On the Backs of Our Mothers, Subcutaneous, GrudgeMatch and GrudgeMatch:ReMatch, Joséphine co-directs Callous Physical Theatre and is former owner/director of Barefoot Studios in Tacoma, WA. In 2006, Barefoot Studios was honored by the Pierce County and Tacoma Arts Commissions with the Margaret K. Williams Award for Excellence in the Arts and AMOCAT Award for Arts Outreach.
Lauralee Zimmerly - Associate Lecturer
B.A. University of the Pacific, 1979
M.A. Performance and Choreography, UC Los Angeles, 1990
Ed.D.(ABD) Educational Leadership & Instructional Design, ISU, 2009
Zimmerly has been a member of New Dance Company in Stockton from its inception, was a founding member of Contemporary Dance Alliance in Albuquerque, NM and a performer for Sor Maria Productions in Santa Fe. In Pocatello, she has participated as a performer/choreographer for Kinetikos Dance Alliance, STB Dance, Co-Exhibit, Brindusa-Moore Ballet, Global Water Dances, as well as working as an independent choreographer and performer. At ISU, she served as Artistic Co-Director of I~Move from 2004-2008 and has the pleasure of working with the student club DANSON. In 2010 she was awarded as the Northwest District University Dance Educator of the Year by AAHPERD and in 2011 as the National University Dance Educator of the Year by the National Dance Association.
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Dr. Lori Head Dance Faculty
B.S. Physical Education and Science, Boise State University, 1979
M.A. Dance and Physical Education, 1980
Ph.D. Adult Education, University of Idaho, 2003
Dr. Lori Head is a certified Pilates instructor on Pilates equipment, floor, curricular, standing, and Mat Pilates for Physicalmind Pilates Studio in New York City, NY. She is also certified in Gyrokinesis, Yoga, and completing her second year of Feldenkrais training. Dr. Head is a professionally trained figure skater and toured with Ice Capades and Holiday on Ice International for several seasons. She is owner and operator of Mind Your Body, a Pilates and Yoga studio in Pocatello, ID.
Paul Zmolek Dance Faculty
B.S. Physical Education/Dance Emphasis, Iowa State University, 1981
M.A. Interdisciplinary Creative Arts, CSU San Francisco, 1992
M.F.A. Dance, UC Irvine, 1997
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Paul Zmolek has served on faculty at various universities and professional academies throughout the U.S. He founded and directed Thick Dance/Theatre in San Francisco, Omulu Capoeira Sul in L.A. and Callous Physical Theatre in Tacoma. Recipient of the Margaret K. Williams Award for Excellence in the Arts and the AMOCAT Award for Arts Outreach, Paul’s work was produced in the prestigious San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival and International Taiko Festival. Highlights of his performance career with Tandy Beal & Company, S.F. Moving Company, June Watanabe Dance Company and Lily Cai Chinese Dance include creating title roles for the world premieres of three Frank Zappa ballets and performing in works by Paul Taylor and Anna Sokolow.
Molly Jorgensen - Dance Faculty
B.A. Modern Dance, Brigham Young University, 1999
C.L.M.A. Integrated Movement Studies, 2006
M.F.A. Modern Dance, University of Utah, 2007
Molly S. Jorgensen has taught and created dance works within university dance programs and private dance organizations throughout Utah and Idaho. She performed nationally and internationally with BYU’s Contemporary Dance Theatre and The Dancer’s Company; has danced with the University of Utah's Performing Dance Company in pieces by Kaye Richards, Abby Fiat, and Deborah Hay; and has worked with Ellen Bromberg and Bob Lockyer exploring dance and film. Jorgensen’s choreographic work ‘Assuage’ was chosen to perform at the 2011 Northwest Region ACDFA Gala Concert in Moscow, ID. Jorgensen was awarded a grant from the Idaho Commission on the Arts for her directorial and choreographic work as part of the worldwide Global Water Dances Event in 2011.
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Sergiu Brindusa - Dance Faculty
Sergiu Brindusa began his ballet training at the Institute of Music and Choreography of Bucharest, Romania and graduated from Kirov Academy of Ballet in Washington D.C. In 1998, Mr. Brindusa joined the Orlando Ballet Company in Florida where his professional success ascended to new highs. It was also during this time that he obtained two great achievements as Finalist at the 2000 New York International Ballet Competition and the 2002 Jackson, Mississippi International Ballet Competition. In 2005, he, along with his wife Beth Moore, founded the Brindusa-Moore Ballet Academy in Pocatello, Idaho. The Academy has been the recipient of several important community awards, most recently the Mayor’s 2009 Corporate Award for the Arts.
Lindsay Tucker Dance Faculty
A.A. Sign Language Studies, Idaho State Unviersity, 2006
B.S.. Communication Sciences and Disorders, Idaho State Unviersity, 2006
Au.D. Audiology, Idaho State University, 2010
Dr. Lindsay Tucker was a member of the Idaho State University Bengal Dancers while completing her undergraduate studies and worked as the assistant coach to the team throughout graduate school. Lindsay was also a Graduate School Senator for Idaho State University and has been involved in various other campus activities. Lindsay has an extensive dance background in Jazz, Ballet, Tap, Hip-Hop, Lyrical, Contemporary and Aerial dance styles. Lindsay’s teaching theories revolve around strength and conditioning, technique, movement quality, and performance execution with goals of preparing students for futures within the dance industry.
Troy Powell - Associate Artistic Director, Ailey II
Mr. Powell joined Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in 1991. He toured throughout the United States, South America, Europe and South Africa for ten years before becoming a master teacher at The Ailey School and resident choreographer of Ailey II. Mr. Powell has choreographed ballets for Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Ailey II, Dallas Black Dance Theater, National Dance Company of the Bahamas and Alaska Dance Theater. His guest artist credits include performing with companies such as Batsheva, Dallas Black Dance Theater and Complexions. Photo By Eduardo Patino, NYC
Paul Ocampo - Associate Professor of Dance, Southern Utah University
Mr. Ocampo received his Master of Fine Arts degree from The Ohio State University. Currently on faculty at Southern Utah University, Professor Ocampo choreographed and performed with The Ballet Philippines for 7 years and with Singapore Dance Theatre from 1990-1999. With BP & SDT, he performed extensively and participated in numerous International Festivals. He was awarded the Shell-NAC Young Artist Award and is a recipient of scholarships from National Arts Council (Singapore), Lee Foundation (Singapore) and Howell Dance Fund. A keen learner of different languages, he has received a Labanotation Teacher Certification. Professor Ocampo has worked with Susan Hadley, Victoria Uris, Bebe Miller, Joe Alegado, Graham Lustig, Jean Paul Commelin, Andre Prokovsky, Leigh Warren, the late Anthony Then, and Goh Soo Khim.
Laura Peterson Artistic Director, Laura Peterson Choreography
Ms. Peterson is a NYC-based dance artist and her dances have been presented throught NYC at venues including Dance Theater Workshop, PS 122, Danspace Project, Joe’s Pub, and Joyce SoHo; internationally in Argentina and Germany; and in the US in NY, Philadelphia, Martha’s Vineyard, Idaho, West Virginia, Washington DC, Lincoln Center Out of Doors, Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, Philadelphia’s NEW Festival and The Goose Route Dance Festival. She has performed the work of Mark Morris at Radio City Music Hall, as well as dancing with Poppo & the GoGo Boys, Risa Jaroslow & Dancers, Eun Jung Gonzalez (NYC) and many others. Laura is a faculty member at CUNY Lehman College and holds an MFA in Dance from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.
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Elizabeth A. Miklavcic Artistic Director
Another Language Performing Arts Company
Beth is the Founding Artistic Director of Another Language Performing Arts Company established 1985. She is a choreographer, actress, filmmaker and performance artist. She is the co-director of the InterPlay international performances; a series of real-time, distributed, surrealistic, cinematic works presented at the University of Utah. In 1995, Beth was honored with the Utah Arts Festival - Salt Lake City Mayor's Artist Award for Performance, and has been the recipient of numerous grant awards. She holds a Masters of Fine Arts Degree in Modern Dance from the University of Utah, where she received two Orchesis Dance Awards. Beth is a multi-media specialist with the Center for High Performance Computing at the Universtiy of Utah Intermountain Network and Scientific Computation Center. Her works have been screened at a variety of film festivals and openings.
Jimmy Miklavcic Executive Director
Another Language Performing Arts Company
Jimmy is responsible for many of the technical aspects of Another Language's projects. This includes grant writing, lighting, audio, set design & construction, web development, video production & streaming, and networking. In 1972, he began his visual arts studies at Richard Stockton College of New Jersey. Focusing mainly on painting, he also became involved in other artists' projects in theater, performance art, and music. In 1978 he continued his studies in the Performing Arts, including acting, technical theatre and electronic music at Cabrillo Community College, Aptos CA. Jimmy is currently the multimedia specialist for the Center for High Performance Computing at the University of Utah. Jimmy has received grants and support from the Utah Arts Council, Salt Lake County Zoo, Arts & Park Program, and Salt Lake City Arts Council. He has been awarded the 1995 Salt Lake City Mayor's Artists Award for the Performing Arts along with his wife, Beth Miklavcic.
Lisa Wymore - Co-Artistic Director of Smith/Wymore Disappearing Acts
Ms. Wymore, M.F.A. in Dance from University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, has been twice awarded Illinois Arts Council Fellowships, and has been awarded several Community Arts Assistant Program Grants from the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs. In January 2004, she was invited to travel to Vietnam to work on a project entitled Artistic Voices Across Cultures in Collaboration. Wymore is the Co-Artistic Director of Smith/Wymore Disappearing Acts; a dance-theater-performance group based in San Francisco. The company’s work has been presented by numerous national and international festivals including: the Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art Summer Solstice Celebration; Dance Chicago; the Performing Arts Chicago PAC/edge Festival; the Dublin Fringe Festival, in Dublin, Ireland; the Minneapolis Spark Festival; the Earagail Arts Festival in Donegal, Ireland; and the [Kon.[Text]] Symposium in Zurich, Switzerland.
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Sheldon B. Smith Co-Artistic Director of Smith/Wymore Disappearing Acts
Mr. Smith received his M.F.A. in Dance from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana and has been making dance, music and video art for close to twenty years. Prior to his move to Berkeley in 2004 he was a vital member of Chicago's experimental performance community. He has received generous funding from a Theater Bay Area sponsored CASH grant, the National Performance Network, the Chicago DanceMakers Forum, the Illinois Arts Alliance, and the Cultural Affairs office of Chicago. He was also the recipient of the winter 2006 Counterpulse, SF Artist Residency. His dances have been seen throughout the Midwest, Alaska, Colorado, and California, as well as in Philadelphia and New York City. He is currently a lecturer in the dance department of Mills College.
Ms. Mockli received her M.F.A. and the L. Scott Marsh Mentorship Award from the University of Utah, Department of Modern Dance in 2008. Shannon has danced with a wide variety of choreographers such as Stephen Koester, Harry Mavromacalis of Dance Anonymous in New York City, Doug Elkins, Brent Schneider, Eric Handman, Abby Fiat, Tandy Beale, Lisa Race, Pamela Geber and Satu Hummasti. She has performed at the La MaMa Theater in New York City, White Wave Dance Festival in Brooklyn, New York Dance Alliance 50th Anniversary, Northwest ACDFA 2006-2008, and at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Theater in Salt Lake City. She has served as a videographer and editor for Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival Summer 2004 and Bates Dance Festival 2005.
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Marcia Lloyd Professor Emerita
B.S. Education University of Central Missouri
M.A. University of Wyoming
Ed.D. University of Utah
Developed the dance program from 1976 to retirement in 2001, including creating a dance minor, DANSON (student dance company) and dance education outreach to the community. Taught creative dance at universities in Malaysia from 1987-2008.
Dr. Thom Hasenpflug - Director of the School of Performing Arts
B.A. Music, Ithaca College, 1989
B.A. Theatre Arts, Ithaca College, 1989
M.Mus. Ithaca College, 1993
D.M.A. University of Colorado, 1996
Tara Young - Director of Theatre, Costume Designer, Associate Professor
M.F.A. Theatre Arts, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale
Brett Harwood - Scenic and Lighting Designer, Associate Professor
B.S. Idaho State University
M.F.A. Theatre Arts, University of Montana
Dr. Norm Schroder - Director of Graduate Studies, Professor
M.A. Ohio State University, Bowling Green
Ph.D. Ohio State University, Bowling Green, 1991
Dr. Jamie Romine - Assistant Lecturer
B.S. Idaho State University
M.A. Theatre, Idaho State University
Ph.D. Theatre, Arizona State University
Chad Gross - Technical Director, Associate Professor
B.A. Theatre Arts, Central Washington University, 1999
M.F.A. Theatre, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, 2002
Jamie Gross- Departmental Administrative Assistant
Andrew Hasenpflug - Music Director of Dance, Slippery Rock University
Porfessor Hasenpflug received his BFA from SUNY Purchase and his MM from the University of Cincinnati College of Conservatory of Music. He has worked as an accompanist for dance at the American Dance Festival, the Doug Varone summer intensive, the American Colleges of Dance Festival, Slippery Rock University, Columbia College Chicago, Dayton Contemporary, the University of Cincinnati, Helander and Co., Kim Robards Dance, the University of Colorado, SUNY Purchase, Marymount College, and the Lou Conte Studios. Compositional commissions have come from the Seldoms, Dance Alloy, LabCo, Ursula Payne, Tom Truss, Jennifer Keller, Zephyr Dance Company, The Overture Academy Cincinnati, Chasala Dance Company, Helander and Co., and the University of Cincinnati. His teaching credits include The University of Cincinnati, Columbia College Chicago,and Slippery Rock University. He has recorded with the United States Air Force Band, Rick Lisak Band, Sylvain Acher and Fabien, Divide by Pi, and Hasenproject. Mr. Hasenpflug currently resides in Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania where he freelances and works as the music director for the dance department of Slippery Rock University.
CAINE KEENAN is currently in his seventh season dancing for the world renowned Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company based in Salt Lake City, UT. Mr. Keenan was recentlyselected as one of Dance Magazine's "25 to Watch for 2010," and was featured in the January 2010 issue. Mr. Keenan graduated with his BFA in 2003 from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts and has been awarded the J.S. Seidman Award dancing in works by Trisha Brown, Nacho Duato, and Nicolo Fonte. Shortly after graduation, he joined Nikolais Dance Theater, under the direction of Alberto delSaz. He continues to be a part of the recreations of Nikolais as part of his contract with RWDC, and now performs as a soloist in most pieces. Other standout choreographers he has had the privilege of performing their work include Charlotte Boye-Christensen, Bill T. Jones, Doug Varone, Susan Marshall, Wayne MacGregor, Carolyn Carlson, David Rousseve, Della Davidson, Alicia Sanchez, Larry Keigwin, and Karole Armitage.
Valerie Evans Dance Faculty
B.S. Health Education, 2008
Valerie Evans started bellydancing while completing her undergraduate studies at Idaho State University. Independently, Valerie studied tribal fusion and with fellow classmates in the community, help co-create a bellydance troupe, Chandani. With a fellow troupe member Valerie started teaching bellydance in 2007, since she has taught regularly over the years. As Valerie has continued her education at ISU, she continues to learn, perform, and teach bellydance.
CID PEARLMAN - Artistic Director, Cid Pearlman/Performance Projects
Cid Pearlman’s choreography subtly disrupts traditional notions of desire, gender, and friendship. Her work has been presented by numerous venues including Joyce SoHo (New York City), Kanuti Gildi SAAL (Tallinn, Estonia), the Getty Center (Los Angeles), Theater Artaud (San Francisco) and the Museum of Contemporary Art (San Diego). From 1991-1999 Cid was the artistic director of San Francisco’s critically acclaimed Nesting Dolls. In 1999 she relocated to Los Angeles, establishing herself as an independent choreographer and producer. Her most recent collaborations have been with composers Joan Jeanrenaud, formerly of Kronos Quartet, and Jonathan Segel of Camper Van Beethoven. In addition to her own works, Cid has choreographed for film, opera and theater. Her evening length dance, “High Fall,” won the 2002 Lester Horton Award for Visual Design, and 2006’s “small variations” was nominated for two Horton Awards.
During the 2009-10 academic year Cid was a Fulbright Scholar in Estonia, teaching at Tallinn University and collaborating with Estonian dance artists. She co-coordinated “Imagining Bodies,” an academic symposium at Tallinn University, exploring how dance and body based practices intersect with dialectics of nation and identity across shifting global terrains and economies. At the end of her year in Estonia Cid's choreography, featuring Estonian, American and French dancers, was presented by KorFest at Kanuti Gildi SAAL in Tallinn, and by NoTaFe in Viljandi. Currently faculty at Cabrillo College and UC Santa Cruz, Pearlman's work has received support from the Fulbright Program of the U.S. Department of State, the Djerassi Resident Artist Program, the Los Angeles County Arts Commission, the San Francisco Art Commission, the Zellerbach Family Fund, the Walter and Elise Haas Fund, the American Composers Forum and the Cultural Council of Santa Cruz County.