Tricia Zweier is an educator, choreographer, and performer with a cross-disciplinary interest in dance and kinesiology. After earning a Master of Science in Kinesiology and a Master of Fine Arts in Dance from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, she relocated to Missouri and is in her eighth year as an Associate Professor of Dance teaching mostly contemporary and jazz techniques, dance history, dance & technology, and dance science courses.
Betsy Brandt - Contemporary, History, Improvisation, Theory & Composition – Brandt is an interdisciplinary dance educator, dramaturg, writer, maker, and mover. As a dramaturg, Betsy has collaborated on projects with Sara Hook, Paul Matteson, Elizabeth Johnson, Kate Corby, Jennifer Monson, and Tere O’Connor. She has presented her writing and scholarship at the Congress on Research in Dance and as part of the Lorado Taft Lectureship Series. A member of the inaugural Dance Writing Lab at the National Center for Choreography, Betsy is currently writing about dance as a catalyst for social justice. She earned her MFA in dance from University of Illinois: Urbana Champaign.
Tracy Dupre - Tap, Jazz, History, Theory & Composition – Dupre has a cross-disciplinary focus in dance and digital media. Her choreography credits include the Bob Costas charity event, 60x60 Project, Spring to Dance Festival, Dancin’ In the Streets, St. Louis Billikens basketball team, St. Louis Panera Bread Company, the opening act for a Bobby McFerrin concert as well as a Love & Unity town hall event here at Lindenwood University. She earned a Master of Arts in Mass Communication & Digital Media from Stephens College, where she also studied dance.
Amy Gammon - Tap, Ballet, Jazz, Hip hop - Gammon is a performer and co-founder of MoSTLy TAP, a St. Louis based tap dance company. She has taught for Tap The Map, Greater St. Louis Cecchetti Committee, and has set choreography on several area dance teams. Amy is a member of Dance Masters of America, a graduate at DMA’s Teachers Training School earning the Bachna Scholarship, and serves on the board of directors for The DANCE CO. of St. Charles. She holds a BA in Dance and a Master of Arts in Teaching with an emphasis in Dance from Lindenwood University.
Lindsay Hawkins - Contemporary, Ballet, Jazz – Hawkins danced for twelve seasons with the St. Louis based, Modern American Dance Company (MADCO), where she also served as Assistant Rehearsal Director for many years under the direction of Stacy West. MADCO has now presented fifteen of her choreographic works in their repertory and two of her pieces have been selected for Dance St. Louis’s Spring to Dance Festival. Lindsay has set commissioned work on Leverage Dance Theater, Common Thread Contemporary Dance Company, Washington University Dance Collective, and CoMo Dance (Ohio). She earned her MFA in Dance from the University of Arizona.