Archive: December, 2013

New Leadership Cohort launched

Posted on 12/14/13 No Comments

Building on the success of our first Leadership Institute of 2013-14, Luna launched cohort two with six talented dance educators. Read their biographies and goals today and check back in to note their progress along the way. Luna’s Dance Education Leadership Institute (DELI) is made possible with funding from the Clarence E. Heller Charitable Foundation.

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Holiday Wish List 2013

Posted on 12/12/13 No Comments

We’ve just posted our wish list.  If you or your family likes to engage in year-end giving to nonprofits, Luna will gratefully accept (and make good use of) your contributions.  See full wish list here.

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Dance Education Leadership Cohort

Posted on 12/11/13 No Comments

Check out our cohort of dance leaders.  Luna will work with these professional dance educators through December 2014 to help them move the field forward.  We’ll track their progress here.

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Rebecca Weisser Cervantes

Posted on 12/10/13 No Comments

Rebecca Weisser Cervantes has been teaching dance to kids and adults all over San Francisco since 1994. She started at the Mission YWCA teaching Hip Hop to Mission Girls, worked with adults at Rhythm & Motion, parents and their toddlers at the LGBT Center, and now teaches at schools throughout the districtand at The Marsh Youth […]

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Meg Glaser Teran

Posted on 12/09/13 No Comments

Meg Glaser Terán is a dance-teaching artist currently working with The Wooden Floor (TWF), All the Ars for All the Kids, and VSA California.  She uses the Create, Perform and Respond framework, developing awareness of each student’s unique contribution to the class community.  Meg worked with Luna’s Building Cultures of Dance Initiative to develop three family […]

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Avilee Goodwin

Posted on 12/09/13 No Comments

Avilee Goodwin has taught dance to a wide range of students for many years. She taught for over two decades at a small neighborhood dance studio in San Francisco, but has focused most of her career on bringing dance into public schools. She initiated a dance program at Hercules Middle School, then created and directed the dance program at […]

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Marlita Hill

Posted on 12/09/13 No Comments

Marlita Hill started dancing at age 15 with the Hush Company, a Los Angeles based dance ministry under the directino of Stacy and LaQuin Meadows, where she served for eight years as  a dancer, choreographer and eventually Assistant Director.  Ms. Hill went on to earn her BFA degree in Dance Performance with K-12 Certification from […]

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Beth Megill

Posted on 12/08/13 No Comments

Beth Megill, MFA in Dance UC Irvine, BFA UC Santa Barbara, Language of Dance® Specialist, teaches a variety of courses at Moorpark College, currently including Modern Dance, Jazz Dance, Dance Production and Dance Appreciation in addition to choreographing for the Spring musicals.   She is also artistic director of Megill & Company, a non-profit dance theater […]

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Annika Nonhebel Presley

Posted on 12/07/13 No Comments

  Annika Presley, originally from the Netherlands, has been working for AXIS Dance Company as the Education Director of the Education and Outreach Program Dance Access & Dance Access/KIDS! since 2007. She manages and trains teaching artists; teaches Physically Integrated Creative Dance to grades K-12; provides professional development trainings, and coordinates local and national performances. Additionally, she works as […]

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Heidi Opheim Sawicki

Posted on 12/06/13 No Comments

Heidi Opheim Sawicki, M. Ed.  A Minnesota native, Ms. Sawicki graduated from St. Olaf College and performed for and with many choreographers in Minneapolis and New York City. As part of a dance collective, P.O.L.K.A., she received a McKnight Fellowship for their collaborative work. Always a dance advocate, she served on many committees for the […]

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