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Meet the Professors

Valerie Alpert
Instructor, Dance

Education: B.F.A., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; M.F.A., Ohio State University; Ph.D., Texas Woman’s University.

Therese Crews
Instructor, Dance

Specialties: Non-Western dance techniques, dance in early education and interdisciplinary dance.

Teaching full time at CLC since: 2004; also taught at the University of Chicago, Act One Studios in Chicago and at the Old Donation Center for the Gifted and Talented in Virginia Beach, Va.; director of dance at Christopher Newport University; artistic director of Synthesis Motion Theatre in Norfolk, Va.

Education:  A.F.A., Kilgore College; B.A., University of Houston; M.F.A., Temple University.