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Department of Dance

Dance Advisory Board Members

As part of  Marymount Manhattan College’s CityEdge program, each academic department sponsors an Advisory Board composed of accomplished professionals from across New York City with relevant knowledge, experience, and expertise in fields related to our respective programs. The Dance Advisory Board Members provide insight on the current and future state of their industry, assist with external relations and outreach to the industry, support career development initiatives, and identify job openings, internships and other professional opportunities.


Advisory Board Members

  • Jeanette Aultz 

    Jeannette Aultz is a Draper and Assistant Costume Shop Manager at Montclair State University’s Department of Theatre and Dance, where she is in charge of costumes for Dance and Musical Theater.


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  • Barbara Hayward 

    Barbara is a nonprofit executive management and fundraising professional who recently relocated from Manhattan to northwestern Connecticut. Barbara has served as executive director of several cultural and other charitable organizations, and currently she volunteers for a nonprofit organization that breeds and trains service dogs.


  • Jere Hunt 

    Jere Hunt has taught for the Rioult Dance NY Summer and Winter Intensives and has been on the Summer Intensive guest faculty at Ballet Tennessee and Lebanon Ballet School. He has also been a guest teacher and lecturer at Marymount Manhattan College, Curry College, Eglevsky Ballet School, Huntsville Ballet School, Alabama Youth Ballet, and Grissom High and Lee High Magnet Schools in Huntsville, AL. As a choreographer, he has created works for students at Ballet Tennesee as well as Images and Co. 2 Dance Ensembles at Grissom High School and the Dance Magnet Ensemble at Lee High Magnet School. 


  • Christina Ilisjie 

    Christina Ilisije is a passionate professional dancer, choreographer, and teacher in her own company, Living Dance. Through Living Dance (www.living-dance.com ) she helps women and dancers achieve their happiest and healthiest body and weight through dancing in one-on-one dance/fitness privates, group workshops, and public speaking.


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    Eleanor M. Imperato is a freelance writer, poet, and photographer. In addition to her role as president of the Marymount Manhattan College Dance Department Advisory Board, she is an active member of the Queensborough Community College Fund Board, and a member of NOIAW (National Organization of Italian American Women).


  • Katie Langan 

    Professor Katie Langan is the Chair of the Dance Department at Marymount Manhattan College. She teaches advanced levels of Ballet and Pointe, is a frequent choreographer for the Department’s fall concert series, and is the Artistic Director of the Dance Department’s semi-annual performance series. Under Ms. Langan’s tenure, this performance series has grown from an in-studio presentation of works by faculty and student choreographers to a major dance event featuring new and restaged works by America’s most noted choreographers.


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    Anthony Lopez is a native New Yorker and proud graduate of the Marymount Manhattan Dance Department, BFA program. He is a Talent Producer and Talent Executive for national television, radio, and digital platforms. Anthony is President of  ‘AL Talent and Media’ and has collaborated with companies such as 21st Century Fox, SiriusXM Satellite Radio, Lionsgate / Debmar-Mercury, Dick Clark Productions, ATT/ DIRECTV and MTV Networks. He joined the Marymount Manhattan Dance Department Advisory Board in 2016.

     


  • Allison Manning 

    Alison Manning ’08 is the Executive Director and Co-Producer of The Yard, a 46 year old dance and performing arts organization on Martha’s Vineyard. She has been leading, in partnership with Yard Artistic Director and Executive Producer David R. White, to a reimagining of the Yard legacy for a new century and new generations of artistic and educational practice.


  • Mondo Morales 

    Mondo Morales has costumed for artists such as The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Marymount Manhattan College, The Steps Ensemble, Jennifer Archibald, The Fosse Foundation, Hope Boykin, Earl Mosley, Sonya Tayeh, Pascal Rioult and Jeremy McQueen, among others. Mondo acted as The Alvin Ailey School’s Costume Coordinator/Wardrobe Supervisor from 2012-2015 and is currently on faculty at Marymount Manhattan College as their Costume Coordinator.


  • Nicloe Philippidis 

    Nicole Philippidis is the Artistic Director and Choreographer of 277 Dance Project, a New York City based contemporary dance company. 


  • Alicia Weihl 

    Alicia Weihl danced professionally for a variety of American and European ballet and modern dance companies including with The Metropolitan Opera Ballet and the New York Grand Opera. She was the dance captain and a solo vocalist in the Paris-based musical, Le Sel et le Miel, and was featured in stage, film, television, and fashion shows while living in London.