Accomplishments in Dance-
Alcine Wiltz, 1960s
Chair of the Dance Department of the University of Maryland; President of the Board of Directors for the American College Dance Festival Association (now known as American College Dance Association ACDA)
Linda Chambers, 1960s
Graduate in Health, Physical Education, and Dance from Southeastern Louisiana College; hired after graduation to teach dance at Gallaudet University Washington, DC
B.A. Health, Physical Education and Dance 1971 from Southeastern Louisiana College; M.A. Health and Physical Education 1976 from Southeastern Louisiana University; Ph.D. Performance Studies 1985 New York University, Shubert Archive Fellow
B.S. Special Education 1981 from Southeastern Louisiana University; Broadway dancer; Masters Degree in Dance from Gallatin School at New York University; Company member in Laura Dean Dancers and Musicians; Dance Faculty at New York University
Janet Butler (Wade, Neyrey)
B.S. Special Education from Southeastern Louisiana University; M.A. Dance Texas Christian University; Artistic Director Hammond Ballet
Dana Brewer, 1985
B.A. Dance Southeastern Louisiana University; M.F.A. Choreography, Mills College; choreography, Optional Features, selected for performance at the Kennedy Center for the 1996 National American College Dance Association (ACDA); choreography selected for GALA concert for the 2000 and 2010 American College Dance Association (ACDA); Dance Teacher K-5 at Lusher Charter School in New Orleans; director of company, Willow Dance Troupe; Guest Choreographer, Of Moving Colors, Baton Rouge
Greta Reasoner (Bates), 1985
B.A. Dance from Southeastern Louisiana University; M.A. Dance Mills College; yoga and dance instructor Fairhope, AL
Skip Costa, 1990s
B.A. Theatre and Dance from Southeastern Louisiana University; M.F.A. in Dance and Choreography from George Washington University; first Southeastern student to have choreographic work selected for the GALA concert for the American College Dance Festival Association (now known as American College Dance Association ACDA); choreography selected for the GALA concert at 2015 ACDA; 2015 voted by his ACDA peers for the National Board of Directors for ACDA. Currently, Director of Dance / Instructor of Dance at Southeastern Louisiana University. Please refer to bio on Department webpage.
Blakeley White-McGuire, 1990s
Studied Modern Dance with Martie Fellom in the 1990s at Southeastern; became principle dancer with the Martha Graham Dance Company in New York City; honored in Italy in 2011: 2012 photo as Claytemnestra in Martha Graham’s 1958 Cleytemnestra; website Blakeleyarts.com; her writings expressing the dancer experience in the 21st Century have been published by The Dance Enthusiast, Dance Films Association, Dance Magazine, the Huffington Post and Performance Research Journal, U.K.
B.A. Liberal Arts and Dance 1998 Southeastern Louisiana University; choreographer for Music-Theatre musicals at Southeastern; Louisiana State licensed Massage Therapist; certified Ballroom Dance Instructor
B.A. in Liberal Arts and Dance 1998 from Southeastern Louisiana University; 2016 celebrates Buck’s 15 years for her dance company, B.C. Fields.
Lillian Gray, 1999
B.G.S. Dance; MFA 2005 Ohio State University; Faculty, Northwestern State University.
Grace Latino (Jeanfreau), 2000
B.A. Southeastern Louisiana University; Associate Director Hammond Ballet.
Amanda Bazile (San Roman)
B.G.S. Dance Concentration 2008 from Southeastern Louisiana University; owner and artistic director for Encore Dance Productions in Mandeville.
B.S. Business Management and Minor in Dance 2012 from Southeastern Louisiana University; co-owner of On Moving Dance Company, Walker, LA.
Choreography selected for the GALA Concert 2011 American College Dance Association (ACDA). co-owner of On Moving Dance Company, Walker, LA.
Jeoffery Harris, Jr.
B.A. Art with Graphic Design Concentration and Minor Dance 2012 from Southeastern Louisiana University; Choreography, River Rise, selected for performance at the Kennedy Center for the 2010 National American College Dance Association (ACDA); Choreographer for Pack Light (2016) for En Pointe Dance Studio; Director and Choreographer, Soul, Independence Park Theatre, Baton Rouge Oct. 2015; Director and Choreographer for Abstraction, New Venture Theatre, Hartley/Vey Studio Theatre located inside Manship Theatre, Baton Rouge, June 27-28, 2015; He has danced under the direction of dance star Debbie Allen in three of her production companies "Just Dance," "All the Right Moves" and "Derek's Song." He has performed and choreographed for the American College Theater Festival with the show "Spunk." He was a Featured dancer in the movie, "Who Do You Love?". Jeoffery has been on a (r)eveloution Circus Cabaret Tour. He was award the Young Artist Scholarship to American College Dance Festival at Duke University. He was a company member of contemporary dance company "Of Moving Colors." He has performed for the 2010 and 2011 State Farm Bayou Classics' Battle of the Bands/Greek show. He has danced with Dawn Richard (Making the Band: Danity Kane.) He was also selected as a finalist of the hit television show "So You Think You Can Dance" (Season 6). He has choreographed the opening of the "Miss Black Louisiana Pageant." He was head choreographer of the television series "First Date." He currently is the Visual and Performing Arts Teacher for White Castle High School where he has been teaching for three years.
B.S. Business 2011 and Minor in Dance from Southeastern Louisiana University; selected as company member for Cangelosi Dance Project (Baton Rouge).
B.G.S. Dance Concentration 2013 from Southeastern Louisiana University; Dance Instructor and Choreographer, Galloway’s School of Dance; Dance Faculty with NYLA; Summer 2016 just returned from teaching dance in Guatemala with The Breakthrough Outreach Dance Company.
B.A. in Management 2013 from Southeastern Louisiana University. She completed 30 hours in Dance, received a Dance minor. In 2017, she will begin the Graduate Program in Dance/Movement Therapy at Pratt Institute in New York City.
Averi Harris (Kelly)
B.A. Psychology 2014 from Southeastern Louisiana University; M.S. Pratt Institute 2016 Dance/Movement Therapy; Creative Arts Therapy. At Pratt Institute in New York City, she combined her experiences in Dance at Southeastern with her Psychology studies for a graduate degree in Dance/Movement Therapy.
B.G.S. Dance concentration 2016 from Southeastern Louisiana University; selected for company member for the Cangelosi Dance Project (Baton Rouge).
B.G.S. Dance Concentration 2016 from Southeastern Louisiana University; Ballet instructor and Encore Ensemble assistant for Encore Dance Productions in Mandeville.
B.G.S. Dance Concentration 2016 from Southeastern Louisiana University; co- studio owner of Just Dance in Slidell, LA.
B.G.S. Dance Concentration and B.A. Psychology 2017 from Southeastern Louisiana University. Currently pursuing her M.A. in Psychology from Southeastern.