Janaea Lyn McAlee

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Dance Faculty
Primary Department:
 Phone: 623.935.8427
 Location: MON 234A
Monday: 12:00 pm-1:00 pm
Wednesday: 12:00 pm-1:00 pm
Friday: 12:00 pm-1:00 pm
Office Hours Additional Information 
M/W/F in PAC 105, Tuesdays and Thursdays by appointment in MON234A (office) and by appointment during summer.


Master of Arts - Choreography/Dance
Vermont College of Norwich University (Goddard Graduate Program)
Bachelor of Arts - Theatre Arts/Dance
Sonoma State University
Individual Artist Award in Choreography from the Maryland State Arts Council
Maryland State Arts Council

Janaea Lyn McAlee is Residential Dance Faculty at EMCC and is the AAFA in Dance degree faculty advisor. Her artistic and educational philosophy is rooted in creating and facilitating collaborative and community based dance projects. She brings this approach to the EMCC dance program and the student company she directs for DancEstrella which has a focus on student choreography. Prior to relocating to Phoenix, Janaea was Assistant Professor of Dance and Performing Arts Program Coordinator for Cecil College in Maryland from 2006-2012. While there she designed and directed an interdisciplinary performing arts degree program and was actively involved in the opening of a new arts center. Janaea was Founding/Artistic Director of both Dance Matrix and Convergence - Dancers & Musicians, Ltd. Her work as a dancer, choreographer and teacher has been presented nationally and internationally in France, Scotland, Poland, San Francisco, Chicago, New York, Philadelphia, and Washington, DC, among others. A third generation Isadora Duncan dancer and historian, Janaea actively presents Duncan workshops throughout Arizona.She has presented at the 2017, 2015 and 2013 Isadora Duncan International Symposiums and currently serves as Co-Chair for the Isadora Duncan Archive Committee. 


Academic Interests 
Collaborative Dance-Making, Isadora Duncan
College Service 
EMCC Fine and Performing Arts Committee
District Service 
MCCCD Instructional Council - Dance, ongoing and IC Chair 2017-18
National Dance Educators Organization
American College Dance Association
Arizona Dance Coalition
Isadora Duncan International Symposium
Publications & Intellectual Contributions 

Conference presentations include Creating Across Disciplines: An Integrative Approach To Performing Art Education at The League for Innovation in Community Colleges and Calling as Career: The Intersection of Life and Learning in the Performing Arts at the Association for the Advancement of Community College Teaching (AFACCT). In 2012, Janaea (a.k.a. Janaea Rose Lyn) published “Dance This Notebook!” with artwork by Laura Higgins Palmer. A contributing writer for Choreoclinic (www.choreclinic.com), she has also written an e-book/text, Designing Your Life in the Performing Arts! A Resource for Dancers, Actors and Musicians and the article Choreographer/Composer Collaborations was published in “Choreography and Dance, An International Journal.”

Classes Current Teaching
Name Title Term Days Times/Dates
DAN150 View class details for Dance Performance I (DAN150)Dance Performance I SPR19 F 1:00pm - 3:40pm
JAN 18 - MAY 10
DAN155 View class details for Dance Performance II (DAN155)Dance Performance II SPR19 F 1:00pm - 3:40pm
JAN 18 - MAY 10
DAN221 View class details for Rhythmic Awareness I (DAN221)Rhythmic Awareness I SPR19 MW 1:00pm - 2:15pm
JAN 14 - MAY 10
DAN231AA View class details for Ballet III: Intensive (DAN231AA)Ballet III: Intensive SPR19 MWF 9:00am - 10:25am
JAN 14 - MAY 10
DAN234AA View class details for Ballet IV: Intensive (DAN234AA)Ballet IV: Intensive SPR19 MWF 9:00am - 10:25am
JAN 14 - MAY 10
DAN250 View class details for Dance Performance III (DAN250)Dance Performance III SPR19 F 1:00pm - 3:40pm
JAN 18 - MAY 10
DAN255 View class details for Dance Performance IV (DAN255)Dance Performance IV SPR19 F 1:00pm - 3:40pm
JAN 18 - MAY 10
DAN280 View class details for Dance Practicum (DAN280)Dance Practicum SPR19 MW 2:30pm - 3:45pm
JAN 14 - MAY 10