Janaea Lyn McAlee

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Title: 
Dance Faculty
Primary Department:
 Phone: 623.935.8427
 Location: MON 234A
Monday: 12:00 pm-1:00 pm
Tuesday: 11:30 am-1:00 am
Wednesday: 12:00 pm-1:00 pm
Thursday: 11:30 am-1:00 pm
Office Hours Additional Information 
M/W in PAC 105, T/TH in MON 234A (Montezuma Hall office) and by appointment

Janaea.McAlee

Education 
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
Biography 

Janaea Lyn McAlee is Residential Dance Faculty at EMCC and is the AAFA in Dance degree faculty advisor. Her artistic philosophy and educational pedagogy is rooted in creating and facilitating collaborative and community based dance projects. She brings this approach to the EMCC dance program and as artistic director for DancEstrella, which has a focus on student choreography. Her article Collaborative Dance Making: Philos0phy and Practice is being published in the Dance Education in Practice journal in 2020.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
District Service 
MCCCD Instructional Council - Dance, ongoing and IC Chair 2017-18
Affiliations 
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
DAH201 View class details for World Dance Studies (DAH201)World Dance Studies FAL20 AUG 24 - DEC 18
DAN131 View class details for Ballet I (DAN131)Ballet I FAL20 MW 9:00am - 10:15am
AUG 24 - DEC 18
DAN132 View class details for Modern Dance I (DAN132)Modern Dance I FAL20 TR 9:00am - 10:15am
AUG 25 - DEC 18
DAN134 View class details for Ballet II (DAN134)Ballet II FAL20 MW 9:00am - 10:15am
AUG 24 - DEC 18
DAN135 View class details for Modern Dance II (DAN135)Modern Dance II FAL20 TR 9:00am - 10:15am
AUG 25 - DEC 18
DAN150 View class details for Dance Performance I (DAN150)Dance Performance I FAL20 F 1:00pm - 3:40pm
AUG 28 - DEC 18
DAN155 View class details for Dance Performance II (DAN155)Dance Performance II FAL20 F 1:00pm - 3:40pm
AUG 28 - DEC 18
DAN231 View class details for Ballet III (DAN231)Ballet III FAL20 MW 9:00am - 10:15am
AUG 24 - DEC 18
DAN232 View class details for Modern Dance III (DAN232)Modern Dance III FAL20 TR 9:00am - 10:15am
AUG 25 - DEC 18
DAN234 View class details for Ballet IV (DAN234)Ballet IV FAL20 MW 9:00am - 10:15am
AUG 24 - DEC 18
DAN235 View class details for Modern Dance IV (DAN235)Modern Dance IV FAL20 TR 9:00am - 10:15am
AUG 25 - DEC 18
DAN250 View class details for Dance Performance III (DAN250)Dance Performance III FAL20 F 1:00pm - 3:40pm
AUG 28 - DEC 18
DAN255 View class details for Dance Performance IV (DAN255)Dance Performance IV FAL20 F 1:00pm - 3:40pm
AUG 28 - DEC 18
DAN264 View class details for Choreography I (DAN264)Choreography I FAL20 MW 1:00pm - 2:15pm
AUG 24 - DEC 18
DAN265 View class details for Choreography II (DAN265)Choreography II FAL20 MW 1:00pm - 2:15pm
AUG 24 - DEC 18