Jaqi Medlock ’07
TitleAssociate Professor of Dance and Assistant Chair
Nancy Lushington graduated with departmental honors in dance from Adelphi University. She danced as a soloist with the May O’Donnell Concert Dance Company for over 15 years. She has performed professionally with the Joyce Trisler Danscompany, Theater Dance Collection, The Asolo Opera, and Verlezza Dance, as well as in Leonard Bernstein’s “Mass” at the Kennedy Center. She has appeared on television in May O’Donnell’s Dance Energies, Mass, and was a featured dancer in a national commercial choreographed by Lynne Taylor Corbett. She is one of the few dancers who set Ms. O’Donnell’s works both in the US and abroad. She has choreographed over 30 works for colleges, universities, and regional companies. Ms. Lushington teaches internationally annually in Cyprus; Graz, Austria; and at Bolzano Danza in Italy. She has also taught Master Classes in Ferrara, Barcelona, London and throughout the United States. She has served on the faculty at Adelphi University, Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, and The New York School for Film and Television, and Stephens College and was the Artistic Director of the Dance In Education Fund, Inc. for 19 years. She serves on the Board of Directors of the O’Donnell Green Foundation for Music and Dance.
B.A., Adelphi University