Director of Dance
The Dance Department at Lincoln Park Performing Arts Charter School provides a comprehensive education that recognizes the need for specialized training in the various genres of dance, while offering the training, skills and conditioning that form a strong foundation needed to pursue any dance form.
The dance curriculum is designed for the student interested in pursuing a career in dance, as well as the prospective college student. The courses, ranging from beginner to advanced levels of study, provide students with a well-rounded and challenging education. With numerous opportunities to work in professional quality performances, students are able to obtain hands-on experience in all aspects of a production.
Lincoln Park dance students will be given the opportunity to work with college professors and professional artists through master classes and workshops.
Lincoln Park’s Dance Department faculty consists of professional performers and educators from various backgrounds. They serve not only as instructors of their art, but also as mentors to the aspiring young dancer.
Faculty members have danced and choreographed professionally with Dance Alloy, Sesame Street Live, Shelley Oliver Tap Dancers, Attack Theatre, Pennsylvania Dance Theatre, Continuum Dance Theatre, Broadway Dance Center, Commonwealth of PA, the American College Dance Festival and New Castle Regional Ballet Company. Faculty members have taught master classes at various studios, workshops and colleges, including Youngstown State University, Smith College and Slippery Rock University.
Through a partnership with the Community College of Beaver County, students studying dance at Lincoln Park are able to earn their Associate Arts Degree in Dance while still attending high school.
Our Associate Arts Degree program is a 60-credit course of study over two years. All dance credits will be completed at Lincoln Park, and academic credits will be completed at both the Lincoln Park and CCBC campuses.
This program prepares students for transfer to a four-year college or university to complete their studies and pursue careers in either dance performance or dance education. Students can also choose to enter the work force immediately after graduation.