Our Mission

The mission of Utah Valley University Department of Dance is to foster academic and artistic excellence through an intensive technical and reflective study of dance. Anchored in a common core curriculum with several areas of emphasis, our program provides a rich and stimulating environment where students cultivate their technical, aesthetic, creative, and scholarly potential. We value superior teaching, which promotes dance as an artistic and cultural expression that has the power to enrich and transform the individual, community, and society.

Objectives

  • Foster academic and artistic excellence through programs that meet nationally competitive standards.
  • Cultivate a vibrant engaged student-centered learning environment where imagination, creativity and innovation are fostered and promoted.
  • Prepare a highly motivated, talented and diverse student body for graduate school, careers in dance and related fields, and lifelong learning.

Faculty / Staff

Administration

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Doris Hudson de Trujillo

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Doris Hudson de Trujillo

Department Chair, Professor

Doris.Trujillo@uvu.edu

Professional Page

801-863-6444 | LA 022d | MS:233
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Elaine Miner

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Elaine Miner

Administrative Assistant

minerel@uvu.edu

801-863-8610 | LA 022 | MS:233

Ballet

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Mark Borchelt

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Mark Borchelt

Associate Professor

mark.borchelt@uvu.edu

Professional Page

801-863-6759 | LA 022j | MS:233
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Jackie College

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Jackie College

Ballet Program Coordinator

colledja@uvu.edu

Professional Page

801-863-7480 | LA 022e | MS:233
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Heather Gray

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Heather Gray

Lecturer

grayhe@uvu.edu

Professional Page

801-863-6867 | LA 022w | MS:233
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Jamie Johnson

Portrait of Jamie Johnson

Jamie Johnson

Assistant Professor

jamie.johnson@uvu.edu

Professional Page

801-863-6968 | LA 022c | MS:233
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Nichole Ortega

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Nichole Ortega

Associate Professor

Nichole.Ortega@uvu.edu

Professional Page

801-863-7197 | LA 022f | MS:233
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Rachelle Brooks

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Rachelle Brooks

Adjunct Instructor

RachelleB@uvu.edu

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Staci DeVoogt

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Staci DeVoogt

Adjunct Instructor

staci.devoogt@gmail.com

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Kaitlyn Potts

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Kaitlyn Potts

Adjunct Instructor

kaitlynmpotts@gmail.com

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Brooke Storheim

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Brooke Storheim

Adjunct Instructor

brooke.storheim@uvu.edu 

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Corrine Wallentine

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Corrine Wallentine

Adjunct Instructor

CWallentine@uvu.edu

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Ballroom Dance

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Chris Williams

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Chris Williams

Assistant Professor: Ballroom Company Director

cwilliams@uvu.edu

Professional Page

801-863-8754 | LA 022u | MS:233
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Chris Witt

Portrait of Chris Witt

Chris Witt

Associate Professor

wittch@uvu.edu

Professional Page

801-863-6757 | LA 022m | MS:233
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Tara Boyd

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Tara Boyd

Adjunct Instructor

taraboydstar1@gmail.com

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Ryan Di Lello

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Ryan Di Lello

Adjunct Instructor

ryandilello@gmail.com

Professional Page

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Kristen Hawkins

Portrait of Kristen Hawkins

Kristen Hawkins

Adjunct Instructor

KristenH@uvu.edu

Professional Page

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Lori Hicks

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Lori Hicks

Adjunct Instructor

lorihicks87@gmail.com

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Shayla Kennington

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Shayla Kennington

Adjunct Instructor

skennington@uvu.edu

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Todd Wakefield

Portrait of Todd Wakefield

Todd Wakefield

Adjunct Instructor

toddw@uvu.edu

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Dance Education

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Kathie Debenham

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Kathie Debenham

Professor

kathie.debenham@uvu.edu

Professional Page

801-863-7129 | LA 022k | MS:233
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Amy Markgraf-Jacobson

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Amy Markgraf-Jacobson

Associate Professor: Dance Education Coordinator

Amy.Markgraf@uvu.edu

Professional Page

801-863-6394 | LA 022g | MS:233
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Nichole Ortega

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Nichole Ortega

Associate Professor

Nichole.Ortega@uvu.edu

Professional Page

801-863-7197 | LA 022f | MS:233
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Doris Hudson de Trujillo

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Doris Hudson de Trujillo

Professor

Doris.Trujillo@uvu.edu

Professional Page

801-863-6444 | LA 022d | MS:233
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Chelsea Alley

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Chelsea Alley

Adjunct Instructor

chelsea.alley26@gmail.com

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Angela Challis

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Angela Challis

Adjunct Instructor

angelachallis@yahoo.com

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Modern/Contemporary Dance

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Angela Banchero-Kelleher

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Angela Banchero-Kelleher

Associate Professor

AngieB@uvu.edu

Professional Page

801-863-6453 | LA 022h | MS:233
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Monica Campbell

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Monica Campbell

Associate Professor: Modern/Contemporary Dance Program Coordinator

monica.campbell@uvu.edu

Professional Page

801-863-6869 | LA 022n | MS:233
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Kathie Debenham

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Kathie Debenham

Professor

kathie.debenham@uvu.edu

Professional Page

801-863-7129 | LA 022k | MS:233
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Sarah Donohue

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Sarah Donohue

Assistant Professor

sarahd@uvu.edu

Professional Page

801-863-7225 | LA 022v | MS:233
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Amy Markgraf-Jacobson

Portrait of Amy Markgraf-Jacobson

Amy Markgraf-Jacobson

Associate Professor

Amy.Markgraf@uvu.edu

Professional Page

801-863-6394 | LA 022g | MS:233
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Doris Hudson de Trujillo

Portrait of Doris Hudson de Trujillo

Doris Hudson de Trujillo

Professor

Doris.Trujillo@uvu.edu

Professional Page

801-863-6444 | LA 022d | MS:233
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Natalie Desch

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Natalie Desch

Adjunct Instructor

nataliedesch@gmail.com

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Jill Edwards

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Jill Edwards

Adjunct Instructor

jilleddy@hotmail.com

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Jamie Myers

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Jamie Myers

Adjunct Instructor

jamie2myers@gmail.com

Professional Page

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Sara Yanney

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Sara Yanney

Adjunct Instructor

sarayc.syc@gmail.com

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General Dance Faculty

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Ashley Anderson

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Ashley Anderson

Art Form

ashley.michelle.anderson@gmail.com

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Jacquelyn Potts

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Jacquelyn Potts

Art Form & Orientation

jacquelyn.potts@gmail.com

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Maylene White

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Maylene White

Art Form

maylenew@netscape.net

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Katie Taylor

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Katie Taylor

Composition & Modern/Contemporary

kathryn.taylor@uvu.edu

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Heidi Beier

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Heidi Beier

Composition & Modern/Contemporary

heidi@beier.ws

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Ashleigh Di Lello

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Ashleigh Di Lello

Conditioning

ashleigh.dilello@gmail.com

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Pat Debenham

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Pat Debenham

Fundamentals of Movement

hpdebenham@gmail.com

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Samijo Kougioulis

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Samijo Kougioulis

Fundamentals of Movement

skougioulis8@gmail.com

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Ashley Kimsey

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Ashley Kimsey

Hip Hop: MOS.A.I.C. Director

ashleykimsey801@gmail.com

Professional Page

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Jasmine Quinton

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Jasmine Quinton

Hip Hop

jasmine.quinton30@gmail.com

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Ismael Arrieta

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Ismael Arrieta

Jazz & Modern/Contemporary

ima.arrieta@hotmail.com

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Megan Craney

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Megan Craney

Jazz & Conditioning

megcranney@gmail.com

  |   | MS:233
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Shanna Weight

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Shanna Weight

Jazz

shannaudance@msn.com

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Rosie Banchero

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Rosie Banchero

African Dance

rosiebanchero@yahoo.com

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Bradley Smith

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Bradley Smith

Dance Movement Therapy

bradleysmith11@gmail.com

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Aleisha Paspuel

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Aleisha Paspuel

Dance and Technology

aleishahamilton@gmail.com

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Marden Pond

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Marden Pond

Adjunct Instructor: Music for Dancers

pondma@uvu.edu

Professional Page

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Moana Angilau

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Moana Angilau

Polynesian

divamojo@gmail.com

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Accompanists

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Kevin Anderson

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Kevin Anderson

Modern/Contemporary Dance Accompanists

 

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Nathanael Anderson

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Nathanael Anderson

Accompanist Director: Modern/Contemporary Dance Accompanists

Nate.Anderson@uvu.edu

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Heath Edwards

Portrait of

Heath Edwards

Modern/Contemporary Dance Accompanists

 

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Michelle Golightly

Portrait of

Michelle Golightly

Ballet Accompanists

 

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Josiah Pugmire

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Josiah Pugmire

Modern/Contemporary Dance Accompanists

 

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Amalie Simper

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Amalie Simper

Ballet Accompanists

 

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Kaz Spiers

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Kaz Spiers

African Dance Accompanists

 

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Wachira Waigwa-Stone

Portrait of

Wachira Waigwa-Stone

Modern/Contemporary Dance Accompanists

 

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Kimball Whitaker

Portrait of

Kimball Whitaker

Ballet Accompanists

 

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Terri White

Portrait of

Terri White

Ballet Accompanists

 

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Richard Williams

Portrait of

Richard Williams

Ballet Accompanists

 

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Professional Associations

Professional associations or organizations can be a great way to meet, learn from and network with professionals in your field of interest. Inexpensive student memberships are often available. These are only a sampling of professional associations. Be sure to search for others that may be applicable or helpful.