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ISU Dance Faculty and Staff

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Kathleen Diehl

Assistant Professor

(208) 282-6143

Kathy Diehl MFA, MSW began her professional dance career as a founding company member of Rochester City Ballet under the artistic direction of Timothy Draper. Diehl has danced with Bill Evans Dance Company, Present Tense Dance, Biodance, and Anne Burnidge and Dancers. She has performed works by Larry Keigwin, Mariah Maloney, Marina Mascarell, Paul Selwyn Norton, Doug Varone, Mark Morris, Heidi Latsky, Eran Hanlon, and José Limón and has appeared as a guest artist with various freelance artists. Diehl has choreographed works for several universities and has presented work at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, American Dance Guild Festival, WAXworks, RADfest, Rochester Contemporary Dance Collective, Fort Worth Contemporary Dance Festival, and others. She has been on faculty in both full and part-time appointments at Cleveland State University, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Webster University, The College at Brockport, Nazareth College, and University of Rochester.

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Laura Lee

Dr. Lauralee Zimmerly

Senior Lecturer Composition, Modern, Pilates, Theory

(208) 282-2907

  • B.A. 1979, University of the Pacific
  • M.A. 1990, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Ed.D. 2012, Idaho State University

Sergiu Brindusa

Instructor of Dance Ballet

(208) 282-2658

Valerie Evans

Adjunct Instructor of Dance Middle Eastern

(208) 282-2658

  • B.S., 2008
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Dr. Lori Head

Adjunct Instructor of Dance Ballroom, Swing, Latin, Pilates, Conditioning

(208) 282-2658

  • B.S. 1979, Boise State University
  • M.A. 1980, Boise State University
  • M.Mus. 1993, Ithaca College
  • Ph.D. 2003, University of Idaho
Molly Jorgensen

Molly Jorgensen

Adjunct Instructor of Dance Composition, Modern, Contact Improv, Movement

(208) 282-2658

  • B.A. 1999, Brigham Young University
  • C.L.M.A., 2006
  • M.F.A. 2007, University of Utah

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Sheena Phelps

Adjunct Instructor of Dance Hip-Hop, Jazz

(208) 282-2658

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Dr. Marcia Lloyd

Professor Emeritus of Dance

(208) 282-2907

  • B.S. University of Central Missouri
  • M.A. University of Wyoming
  • Ed.D. University of Utah

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