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Accomplishments

  • Created and implemented the dance curriculum and the dance major at AACC.
  • Director and founder of the AACC Dance Company.
  • Established a service-learning component at AACC, enabling the dancers to give miniperformances at multiple Anne Arundel County public schools.
  • Grant partner with AACPS allowing accomplished AACC dance students to choreograph and be compensated for setting works on the AACPS students for performance.
  • Established the AACC Youth Dance Festival and Youth Dance Instruction program through continuing education.
  • Served over ten years on boards of Maryland Council for Dance (president 2002-2005), and Ballet Theatre of Maryland (vice president 1998-99).
  • AACC Distinguished Service Award for exceptional contributions and significant changes affecting the total college community.
  • NISOD recipient for teaching excellence.
  • Kauffman Award for Performing Arts (first recipient).
  • AACC Department of Public Safety Commendation for Outstanding Service to the College Community.
  • National conference presenter: NDEO (National Dance Education Organization).

Education

  • M.A.: Stanford University in Education with a concentration in dance.
  • B.A.: Connecticut College in English and Dance.

Experience

  • Studied with Winthrop Cory, Daniel Nagrin, Lenore Latimer, Mel Wong, Marcus Schulkind, Juan Valenzuela, Inga Weiss, David Dorfman, Doug Varone.
  • Master classes and performances throughout the United States.
  • Faculty member, scholarship instructor, and adjudicator for the Maryland State Dance Festival.
  • Performed professionally with "The Great American Entertainment Company" (live and on national television): Los Angeles.
  • Guest artist: California, Utah, Texas, Maine, New Mexico, Virginia, New York, North Carolina, Maryland and New Jersey.
  • Taught dance at Stanford University “STARTS” program.
  • Former full-time dance faculty at West Virginia University; directed a university dance company and choreographed for the Women’s Division I Varsity Gymnastics Team.
  • Commissioned to set works on several schools and companies in Maryland, Maine, California and Virginia.

Contact

410-777-7021
lpfitzgerald@aacc.edu