Faculty & Staff

The nationally recognized Department of Dance faculty and staff bring years of professional experience and represent a diverse cross section of aesthetics and teaching philosophies to give students a well-rounded academic experience.

Faculty and staff in the Department of Dance are active professionals in the dance field and have worked for prestigious organizations across the United States and abroad, including Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, Washington Ballet, Ballet Theatre of Lima (Peru), Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Liz Lerman Dance Exchange, National Ballet School of Cuba, Das Bonner Ballet, Phoenix Repertory Dance Company, and many more. 

Full-time Faculty & Staff

Name & Title Contact Info

Dr. Susan Kirchner
Chairperson and Professor


410-704-2301
Center for the Arts 1002D

Runqiao Du
Lecturer


410-704-3025
Center for the Arts 1002X 

Linda-Denise Fisher-Harrell
Associate Professor


410-704-2119
Center for the Arts 1002J

Catherine Horta-Hayden
Professor


410-704-3309
Center for the Arts 1002H 

Jaye Knutson
Professor


410-704-2770
Center for the Arts 1002G

Susan Mann
Professor


410-704-2290
Center for the Arts 1002F

Sandra Perez
Associate Professor


410-704-2775
Center for the Arts 1002E

Sidney Pink
Administrative Coordinator &
Adjunct Faculty 


410-704-2760
Center for the Arts 1002 

Vincent Thomas
Professor


410-704-2148
Center for the Arts 1002K

Nancy Wanich-Romita
Lecturer

nromita@towson.edu
410-704-4527
Center for the Arts 1002P

Rebecca Wolf
Production Coordinator &
Adjunct Faculty 


410-704-3883
Center for the Arts 1002W 

 

Part-time Faculty & Staff

Name & Title Contact Info

Jason Baker
Dance Musician Coordinator & 
Adjunct Faculty


410-704-4527

Jayne Bernasconi
Adjunct Faculty


410-704-4527
Center for the Arts 1002R

Lydia Bobes
Accompanist 

410-704-4527
Center for the Arts 1002

Dominic Bouma (Shodekeh)
Accompanist 

410-704-4527

Tracie Burton-Hooper
Adjunct Faculty

410-704-4527
Center for the Arts 1002Q

Reggie Cole
Adjunct Faculty

410-704-4527
Center for the Arts 1002Q

William Goffigan
Accompanist

410-704-4527

Vera Karpushova
Accompanist

410-704-4527
Center for the Arts 1002

Karen Campbell Kuebler
Adjunct Faculty


410-704-4527
Center for the Arts 1002R

Andrea Lasner
Adjunct Faculty

alasner1@jhmi.edu
410-704-4527
Center for the Arts 1002P

Nicole Martinell 
Adjunct Faculty

nicolea.martinell@gmail.com
410-704-4527
Center for the Arts 1002R

Betsy Romer
Adjunct Faculty


410-704-4527
Center for the Arts 1002A

Larissa Rotnitskaya
Accompanist

410-704-4527

Alison Seidenstricker
Adjunct Faculty

410-704-4527
Center for the Arts 1002

Kendra Shapanus
Costume Designer


410-704-4527
Center for the Arts 1007

Paul Shapanus
Adjunct Faculty

410-704-4527
Center for the Arts 1002

Ken Skrzesz
Adjunct Faculty

410-704-4527
Center for the Arts 1002

Malcolm Shute
Adjunct Faculty


410-704-4527
Center for the Arts 1002S