Carol Welton Kelly: Director, Dance Program,
A graduate of Combs College of Music, Ms. Kelly has a Master Degree from The Ohio State University and is an Ed.D. candidate in dance at Temple University. She has served as Chairperson of Dance for the Pennsylvania Governor's School for the Arts and Dance instructor of the Carbon-Lehigh County Summer Arts Program and the Allentown Music School. She is a member of the National Black Dance Association, the National Dance Association and an Associate member of the International Somatic Movement Education and Movement Therapy Association.
Robin Gerchman: Dance Advisor. Tap
Mrs. Gerchman received her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Dance from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA. In addition to teaching tap at Cedar Crest College, Robin is the director of Steps in Time Studio for Dance and its resident dance company Inner Rhythms. Robin is a charter member of the National Dance Educators Association and has been recognized as a member of the National Dance Association's National Registry of Dance Educators. She meets the criteria of the NDAA's standards in teaching dance education. She was included in the 1995 and 1998 editions of Who's Who Among American Educators. Robin served as chair of the dance curriculum committee for the prospective Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Performing Arts.
Pattie Bostick: Jazz
Ms. Bostick has extensive training in ballet and jazz dance from a variety of teachers in New York City and throughout the United States. She has traveled extensively throughout the United States, Aruba, China and Japan. Ms. Bostick is a jazz dancer, choreographer, and teacher and has served as dance captain and company manager for Curtis-Micheals Productions-Trump Plaza (NJ); Confetti Entertainment, Atlantic City; Hossana Da Costa, Japan; MCL Productions, Royal Cruise Lines; Bob Curtis, La Cabana (Aruba); and Confetti Entertainment, China Tour. She has danced in Dick Clark's Golden Age of TV, American Music Awards Memories On Ice, New Years with Clint Holmes, American Broadway Revue and the History of Rock and Roll.
Margo Clifford-Ging: Ballet
Mrs. Clifford-Ging received her ballet training at the Pennsylvania Ballet and Harkness Ballet schools under the tutelage of Maggie Black, Alexi Ramov, Maria Vegh, Marjorie, Mussman, Maggie Banks and Marjorie B. Fink. She has studied modern dance with Joan Kerr, June Lewis, Twyla Tharp and Loyce Houlton; Jazz dance with Luigi and Phil Black; and Tap dance with James Sutton and Shirley Kendy. Her professional affiliations are as a member of the Lehigh Vallley Dance Forum, the Lehigh Valley Arts Council and the Florida Dance Association. Margo has danced with the Lehigh Valley Ballet, Ballet Repertory of Allentown, Joan Kerr Dance Company, Pennsylvania Ballet, Nevada Opera Ballet and the Germantown Dance Theatre. Mrs. Clifford-Ging is the founder and artistic director of DanceGing and has extensive experience as a choreographer and dance teacher in a variety of movement styles. Margo is a Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant and is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association.
Kimberly Maniscalco: Ballet
Formally the director of the Pittsburgh Ballet Theater School, Mrs. Maniscalco has taught ballet for many schools and universities throughout the U.S. She served as ballet mistress for the Wilkes Barre Ballet Theatre and was on the faculty of the PA Governor's School for the Arts. She directs the Children's Dance Center and teaches at Muhlenberg as well as Cedar Crest College.
Elizabeth Wetzig: Dance Instructor/Coordination
Mrs. Wetzig is a choreographer, dancer and movement researcher. She is a graduate of Randolf Macon Woman's College, with a B.A. in Dance. She understudied with Jose Limon and Ruth Currier, and was a member of the Martha Graham Company class. She directed the Wetzig Dance Company and Sounds Shapes in New York City from 1971 to 1982, which toured nationally. She received a National Endowment for the Arts Choreography Grant. Her research is centered on the effect of coordination patterns and their effect on style, somatics and education. This work has been presented nationally for groups of educators, therapists, business consultants, psychologists, and body workers.