Site Index | Phone Directory | Search
Long Beach City College
spacer
Site Navigation
Dance, Music & Theater Home
Memorial Library
Contact Information
Alumni
Curriculum Guides
For Tickets
Dance
Dance Program
Dance Production Photos
LBCC Dance Promo
Faculty & Staff
Dance Program Brochure
Dance Curriculum Guide
Dance Student Success
Music
Music Program
Applied Program / Music Majors
Auditions
Degrees
Bands
Choirs
Orchestras
Keyboard Studies
Jazz Studies
Theory & Composition
Faculty
Theatre
Theatre Program
Theatre Production Photos
Faculty & Staff
Program Brochure
Curriculum Guide
Creative Arts
Transfer and Degree Courses with Student Learning Objectives
CART 41 - Class Attendance & Museum Reports
CART 41 - Course Syllabus Fall 2009
CART 41 - Course Syllabus Spring 2010
For Faculty/Staff
Online Grading Site
College Faculty Handbook & Classroom Guide
Department Faculty / Staff Guide
Department Film List - available for checkout
 
 
Get Adobe Reader
 
Get Adobe Flash Player
spacer
spacerAdmissionsCounselingDisabled Student ServicesEOPSFinancial Aid
Gray rule
spacer
spacer
Dance Faculty & Staff
Dance, Music and Theatre

 

Arlene Brackett

Arlene Brackett
Adjunct Faculty
Contact:
abrackett@lbcc.edu

Arlene Brackett started dancing at age 15 at the Boston School of Ballet. She continued on as a scholarship student, then apprentice and eventually company member. Arlene later danced with the Wendy Rogers Dance Company and the Margaret Jenkins Dance Company in San Francisco . After receiving her M.F.A. from UCI, she went on to teach at many of the colleges in the southern California area and is presently on the faculty at Long Beach City College , Cypress College and Cerritos College . Arlene has presented her choreography in the Orange County Choreographer's Showcase, in the San Diego production of the musical "Phantom," in the Long Beach Children's Theatre and at professional hair conventions as well as college dance productions. Arlene was interim Dance Program Director 2000-2001 while Sheree King was on sabbatical.

Course Documents (Spring 2015):

Adobe PDF Dance 1, Class #30581 - Dance Forms Through The Ages

Adobe PDF Dance 1, Class #31456 - Dance Forms Through The Ages

Teresia Brooks
Adjunct Faculty
Contact:
(323) 708-5041
tbrooks@lbcc.edu

Course Documents:

Adobe PDF Folk and Ethnic Dance Syllabus

Fahteim
Fahtiem
Adjunct Faculty
Contact:
(626) 810-9470
fahtiem@fahtiem.com
Fahtiem, born in, is an award-winning choreographer, master instructor, and international performer, highly renowned in the world of Middle Eastern Dance, for her magical style and elegance. She has been featured in Time Magazine, on TV shows such as "Good Morning America", "Solid Gold", "Comin' Alive - The June Cain Miller Show", and in several films and concerts.  On stage her ability to reach and entertain an audience with warmth and humor is delightfully apparent. Fahtiem produces/directs the annual dance convention and highly acclaimed stage production "Oasis Dance Magic", does vocals on her music CD's, and has produced many instructional bellydance videos. As a full-time instructor and performer in L.A. and Orange Counties, Fahtiem is in great demand, traveling extensively worldwide, sharing her vast knowledge and passion for this beautiful art form.

Her love and commitment to the dance is evident in her efforts to motivate each dancer to their individual best.  It is said that Fahtiem truly has a master's touch. Her unique teaching ability has earned her praise throughout the dance world, where her philosophy "There are no magic steps that will make you a great dancer, there is only the magic you put in each and every step!" is pervasive.

For her talent, skills and dedication to the dance, Fahtiem has received extensive recognition: Listed in International Who's Who of Professional & Business Women; Listed in 2000 Notable Women; Awarded Woman of the Year from the American Biographical Institute (1991); Awarded International Cultural Diploma of Honor (1992); Awarded Dance Promoter of the Year from the Middle Eastern Dance Academy (1996); Awarded "Entertainment Video of the Year" - International Academy of Middle Eastern Dance (1997); Nominated "Choreographer of  the Year" - International Academy of Middle Eastern Dance (1997); Nominated "Teacher of the Year" - Zaghareet Magazine (1997, 2003, 2004); Awarded Hall of Fame - Life Achievement - American Academy of Middle Eastern Dance (1999); Awarded "Dancer of the Year" - International Academy of Middle Eastern Dance (1999); Received 2000 Telly Award; Awarded "Best Solo Performance" - The Giza Academy (2000); Awarded "Best Cabaret Dancer - Live music on video" - The Giza Academy (2001); Nominated "Teacher of the Year" - International Academy of Dance (2003); Awarded "Outstanding Achievements in the Mid-East-Dance Arts" - MECDA (2003); Awarded  "Favorite Cabaret/Oriental Dancer" -  Zaghareet Magazine (2004); Nominated "Lifetime Achievement" - Zaghareet Magazine.

www.fahtiem.com

Course Documents:

Adobe PDF Folk and Ethnic Dance Syllabus

Michelle Funderburk
Michelle Funderburk
Adjunct Faculty
Contact:
mfunderburk@lbcc.edu

Michelle Funderburk is currently an adjunct dance professor at Long Beach City College, El Camino College, Cerritos College, Cypress and Fullerton College. As a full-time lecturer at California State University, Dominguez Hills, Michelle taught jazz, ballet, modern, tap, African, choreography and dance theory courses. Michelle began her formal training at the Los Angeles County HS for the Arts and continued her training at Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre’s Summer Intensive Program. Michelle received her BFA in dance from University of Florida/New World School of the Arts and her MFA in dance from George Mason University. Her professional dance experience credits Momentum Dance Company in Miami, Florida where they toured nationally and internationally. She has worked with choreographers Donald McKayle, Daniel Lewis, Jane Goldberg, Helmut Gottschild, Mark Haim, and others. Michelle founded Funderburk Dance Artists, a multi-cultural diverse modern dance company in 2010. Since the company’s premiere, performances include Guest Artist, Matthew Rushing, community, local theatre residencies and out of state guest appearances. Michelle’s teaching and choreography has been presented at the American College Dance Festivals, community festivals, local resident artist concerts, surrounding college concerts and schools, Wilshire Ebell theatre, Washington DC and throughout the U.S. Her work is known for its fluid, spatial, and dynamic technical choreography.

Lauren Hall

Lauren Hall
Adjunct Faculty
Contact:
lhall@lbcc.edu

Lauren Hall is a choreographer, teacher, and dance media artist. She has an MFA in Dance from UC Irvine and a BFA in Dance from Marymount Manhattan College. Lauren is currently adjunct faculty at Santa Monica College and LBCC. She has set choreography and lectured at Southern Methodist University, Western Michigan University, University of Central Oklahoma, Lamar University, CSULB and Chapman University. Her dance films have been presented at Dance Camera West, Newport Beach Film Festival, and Dance Camera Istanbul. Most recently, Lauren choreographed the music video “Millions” for Warner Bros. recording artist Gerard Way.

Course Documents (Spring 2015):

Adobe PDF Dance 32, Class #32579 - Choreography 2

Adobe PDF Dance 33, Class #32597 - Dance Choreography Workshop

Adobe PDF Dance 41 - Dance Performance

 

Jeff Hendrix
Jeff Hendrix
Adjunct Faculty
Contact:
(714) 638-4292
jhendrix@lbcc.edu

Jeff Hendrix is a master jazz and tap teacher with an M.F.A. in Dance from U.C.Irvine. His classes offer solid technique and cover a broad range of styles. Performance credits include "A Chorus Line", " Tap" (the movie),"Good Morning America" (with Rita Moreno), "Guys and Dolls", "Anything Goes", and " Oklahoma". Choreography and teaching at Luigi's (N.Y.C.), Svetlova Dance Centre, Bermuda Ballet, Ballet Russe de Montreal, Columbo (Zurich), Schutz Ballet (Vienna), Maui Academy of Performing Arts, and three tours of Japan. Musicals choreographed include "Baby", "H.M.S. Pinafore" and "Joseph...". Jeff is on staff at Mt.SAC, Santiago Canyon and Golden West colleges. He also teaches acting, musical theatre, salsa, swing, yoga, videography, graphics, animation and computer dance.
 

Course Documents (Spring 2015):

Adobe PDF Dance 1, Class #32006 - Dance Forms Through the Ages

Adobe PDF Dance 5-1, Class #33284 - Tap Dance 1

Adobe PDF Dance 6-01, Class #32571 - Tap Dance 2

Monik Jones

Monik C. Jones
Adjunct Faculty
Contact:
(562) 938-6682
m3jones@lbcc.edu

Monik C. Jones joined the Long Beach City College faculty in the Spring of 2014 to teach the Hip Hop dance technique course. She is also an adjunct professor at Irvine Valley College where she teaches African dance, Intro to Dance, Hip Hop, Rehearsal and Performance. Ms. Jones is passionate about her work as the Artistic Director of Vessels of Praise Liturgical Dance Company/Ministry and her movement educational program, Monik's Creative Movement. She loves teaching and choreographing cultural dances and received her B.A. from UCLA and her MFA from UC Irvine.

Course Documents (Spring 2015):

Adobe PDF Dance 24 - Beginning Hip Hop

Grace Maxwell

Grace Maxwell
Adjunct Faculty
Contact:
(562) 938-4949
gmaxwell@lbcc.edu

Grace Maxwell holds a B. A. in Dance from UC Irvine and M. A. in Dance from Ohio State University where she was a Dean's fellow. She has choreographed competitive programs and taught off – ice ballet for figure skaters including 2002 Olympic bronze medalist Timothy Goebel and US champion Ryan Bradley. She's the owner of Athletic Grace Dance Studio in El Segundo, where she teaches ballet tap hip-hop salsa and ballroom. Grace is also a certified personal trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine, and is a certified Booty Barre and Zumba instructor. 

Jessica Peavy
Jessica Peavy
Adjunct Faculty
Contact:
(310) 995-4900
jpeavy@lbcc.edu

Jessica Anne Peavy has been teaching Dance, Pilates, and the performing arts to children, young adults, and professionals for twenty years. With her Master of Fine Arts in Dance from the University of California, Irvine and a Bachelor's in Theatre from Illinois State University, Jessica’s expertise and experience range from performance to teaching and pedagogy to directing and choreography.  Since moving to California, Jessica has taught for multiple performing arts institutions, colleges, and studios in both Los Angeles and Orange County, bringing hundreds of shows to the stage, and she has also performed and choreographed for many companies, including Grounding Point Dance, Kairos Dance, Independent Opera Company and Celestial Opera.  Jessica is also a Certified East Coast Pilates Instructor from Studio Soma in West Hollywood.

Course Documents (Spring 2015):

Adobe PDF Dance 12B-02, Class #33708 - Pilates 

Stephanie Powell
Stephanie Powell
Dance Program Director
Contact:
(562) 938-4881
spowell@lbcc.edu

Professor Stephanie Marie Powell is a California native and a tenured full Professor in Dance at Long Beach City College. Throughout her academic teaching career she has taught courses in Dance Appreciation, Choreography, Composition, Classical Ballet, Contemporary Ballet, Pointe, Modern Dance, Jazz, Turns, Zumba, Dance Conditioning, Stretch and Relaxation, Dance History, Hip Hop Dance History, Performance Workshop, Yoga and Pilates. Professor Powell is a certified instructor of the New York City Ballet Workout, Zumba, Qiginition and Body Arts and Science International Pilates with a Dance Specialization. Ms. Powell has taught as a part-time instructor at the University of California, Irvine in Ballet, Modern Dance and the Etude Ensemble. She is the principal interpreteur of the choreographic works for the legendary choreographer Donald McKayle and stages his work around the world.

Ms. Powell's dance training began with Cindy Trueblood at the Civic Dance Center in Bakersfield, California and her studies continued on scholarship with Pacific Northwest Ballet in Seattle, Washington and the School of American Ballet at Julliard in New York City. She received her B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley in Sociology and Education and a Master of Fine Arts in Dance with distinction from the University of California at Irvine as a Chancellor's Fellow, where she was honored with the Celebration of Teaching Award and the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the Claire Trevor School of the Arts. She danced professionally and toured internationally with major dance companies such as the Oakland Ballet Company, the San Francisco Opera, The Dance Theatre of Harlem, Donald Byrd/The Group, Las Vegas Contemporary Dance Theater and Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. Ms. Powell was a performer in the Los Angeles Pantages Theater production of the Broadway show "Lion King" where she danced featured principal roles as well as performed as a principal singer and actress. Additionally, Powell has modeled internationally for Redken and Trevor Sorbie of the UK. She has appeared on television in the Grammy's, on the Jay Leno Show and has danced commercially for artists such as MC Hammer, Kenny G., Janet Jackson, and Beyonce Knowles.

For the LBCC Dance Program, Powell has fundraised over $40,000 by organizing student involvement in car washes, obtaining hundreds of opportunity drawing prize donations, corporate monetary gifts, costume donations, organizing TV tapings, t-shirt, roses and concession sales. These funds have afforded students and faculty the opportunity to travel out of state to the American College Dance Festivals and purchased Pilates Reformer equipment for students. She was instrumental in attaining a $50,000 ASB grant to install a state of the art sprung dance floor in the Q-building Dance Studios. As a scholarly researcher, she is responsible for creating two new online courses for Dance (Dance History and Hip Hop Dance History) to give more students accessible opportunities to attain an A.A. degree from LBCC through the Distance Learning Program.

Powell is the only full-time African-American faculty member in the Theatre, Dance and Film department, and was selected by Human Resources to inspire diversity among new faculty at LBCC in the advertisement brochure. In addition to her course load, she created the "Dance Showcase" which features all of the course offerings in Dance at LBCC. She incorporates the work of other colleagues in disciplines such as Science, Photography, Graphic Design, Music, Radio, Television, Fashion, Film and Theater to name a few. She is responsible for establishing the first cable television premiere of the "Dance Ensemble in Concert," photographic marketing of Dance Students for publicity and has consistently been recognized by the Viking Newspaper for encouraging student success through Dance. She has directed two "High School Dance Invitational" events where she has recruited the students of twelve (12) local high school Dance programs to perform on the LBCC stage. Powell serves as the Dance Club Advisor and works closely with the campus Outreach and Recruitment Coordinators to support President Eloy's wish for all 4th graders to experience a campus tour. She is also on several College Service committees such as the Fine Arts Association, the 85th Anniversary committee, the Distance Learning Plan Implementation Oversight Task Force and she is a Student Learning Outcome Committee Officer for her department.

As a testament to her reputation and contributions, Powell was a recipient of the Long Beach Post Award for Best Teacher in the city of Long Beach and in March of 2010 she was a nominee for the 2010 "Woman of the Year" Award by the 54th Assembly District's Assembly member Bonnie Lowenthal and most recently the Black Leadership Advancement Coalition Alumni Award for 2012.

Professor Powell continues to dance as a performing artist today and has taught and choreographed her own work in contemporary dance and ballet throughout the US, Australia, Europe and Asia. She serves as a volunteer for the NAACP and is on the committee that will organize the International Association of Blacks in Dance Festival in 2014. Powell attends conferences regularly for continued education in her artform to bring up to date information, dance techniques and digital technology to her students in the LBCC classroom. She has taught classical Ballet at the world renowned "Debbie Allen Dance Academy" in Los Angeles and performed in her production of the "Hot Chocolate Nutcracker" at Royce Hall-UCLA. Powell was also be featured in an upcoming article as a leading figure in the community in the Cultural Arts Guide for the Long Beach Business Journal. Professor Powell is currently creating a new lively and high energy choreographic work for eight men as a faculty choreographer and is the Assistant Artistic Director of the Fall Dance Ensemble in Concert in the LAC campus Auditorium.

Course Documents (Spring 2015):

PDF Logo  Ballet 3 & 4 Syllabus Spring 2015

PDF Logo  Turns Syllabus Spring 2015

PDF Logo  Anatomy

PDF Logo  Ballet Terms

PDF Logo  Rubric for Int. Ballet

PDF Logo  Rubric for Int. Modern

PDF Logo  Rubric for Pilates

PDF Logo  Rubric for Dance Concert Critique Paper

PDF Logo  Student Course Agreement

Adobe PDF Ballet Terms Ballet 1 & 2

Michelle Shear

Michelle Shear
Adjunct Faculty
Contact:
(562) 938-6708
mshear@lbcc.edu

Michelle Shear received her B.A. in Dance from California State University, Fullerton in 2000 and her M.F.A. in Dance from the acclaimed Mills College in Oakland, California in 2005. She is currently part of the dance faculty at Mt. San Antonio College, Long Beach City College, Cal Poly Pomona and the award winning Chino Hills High School Band and Pageantry. She has danced professionally for the Walt Disney Company and various non-profit dance companies in the Bay area. Along with performing she has enjoyed being a promotional model and runway choreographer for Ducati, Victory and Triumph Motorcycles. Her choreography and teaching consists of various schools in California, Arizona, Citrus College and private workshops at ARC Pasadena.

Course Documents (Spring 2015):

Adobe PDF Dance 14 - Modern 1

Adobe PDF Dance 14 - Modern 2

Fionna Sung

Li Huei Sung (Fionna)
Adjunct Faculty
Contact:
(626) 252-4000
dancerstear@hotmail.com

Fionna Lihuei Sung is a creative Dancer and Choreographer that enjoys working with different age and types of people to be inspired to create new artistic work.  She is a native of Kaohsiung, Taiwan and came to the United States at the age of 17. She has over eighteen years of experience as a choreographer and dance instructor. Ms. Sung earned her Masters of Fine Arts degree in Dance, Choreography and Production from the school of dance at California Institute of the Arts (Cal Arts). In 2005, she started her own dance studio and a youth performing group in Taiwan and also taught dance at the Arts School as the director, producer, and choreographer.  Since moving back to Los Angeles in 2009, she has presented her work at La Mirada Theatre, PDG Performance Warehouse, Diavolo Dance Theatre, The Curtis Theatre and San Gabriel Mission Playhouse.  She is also a founding member of Dancers Tear Contemporary Dance Ensemble. Her work embodies both classical and contemporary styles. She currently works as a dance instructor and choreographer mainly in Taiwan and the United States.

Course Documents (Spring 2015):

Adobe PDF Dance 16, Class #31995 - Modern Dance

Adobe PDF Dance 17, Class #32586 - Modern Dance


Costume Designs
Cathy Crane
Cathy Crane
Resident Costume Designer
Contact:
(562) 938-4279
ccranemccoy@lbcc.edu
Cathy Crane launched her career in Theatre in Columbus , Ohio working with costume designer, Dick Frank, on Miss America pageant costumes. She relocated to California where she earned her MFA degree in Costume Design at California Institute of the Arts in 1984. Long Beach City College snatched her from unemployment upon graduation and she has been a faculty member ever since. Favorite productions at LBCC include: "Amadeus," "Agamemnon," "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum," "Marat/Sade," "Royal Hunt of the Sun," and "The Robber Bridegroom." Additionally, Cathy has designed costumes for: Shakespeare Orange County , International City Theatre, Theatre West, Back Alley Theatre, Long Beach Studio Theatre, Globe Theatre, Los Angeles City College , Chapman University , CSU Bakersfield and CSU Long Beach. Cathy is currently serving as the Department Head of the Department of Theatre, Dance & Film.
 
Tony Pearson
Stage Technician
 
Daron Sorg
Costume Technician
Contact:
(562) 938-4487
dSorg@lbcc.edu
 
Daron Sorg started at LBCC in 1991. He earned his B.A. in technical theatre from Cal State University Long Beach with an emphasis in Costume Design in 1993. Here at LBCC he is the Costume Technician. He is also faculty at Brooks College where he teaches the Sewing and Costume Classes. He has worked in different capacities in the costume area to include Cutter, Assistant Designer, Dyer / Painter, Tailor, Crafts Person and Shop Supervisor. He has worked with a number of theatre companies and colleges including Santa Ana College, Utah Shakespeare Festival, San Diego Repertory Theatre, Saddleback Repertory, Grove Shakespeare Festival, Chapman University, and Shakespeare Orange County. He is also the graphic stylist for the NFFC, a Disneyana Enthusiast group.

 

 

spacer