Janaea Lyn McAlee

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Title: 
Dance Faculty
Primary Department:
 Phone: 623.935.8427
 Location: ARO-236
Tuesday:
11:30 am-2:00 pm
Thursday:
11:30 am-2:00 pm
Office Hours Additional Information 
Arroyo Hall 236 and other days/times 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 (aka Janaea Rose Lyn) is Residential Dance Faculty (Appointive) at Estrella Mountain Community College and Artistic Director of DancEstrella, the student performing company. A dance artist and educator with a particular a focus on creating and facilitating collaborative work, her most recent article Collaborative Dance Making: Philosophy and Practice was published in the Dance Education in Practice journal (March, 2020).  Conference presentations include Creating Across Disciplines: An Integrative Approach To Performing Art Education and Calling as Career: The Intersection of Life and Learning in the Performing Arts.  Prior to this position she was Assistant Professor of Dance and Performing Arts Program Coordinator at Cecil College in Maryland. Janaea was Artistic Director of Dance Matrix and Convergence Dancers & Musicians from 1998-2004, and received an Individual Artist Award in Choreography from the Maryland State Arts Council in 2001. She has performed and/or presented her choreography in modern dance at such venues as the Fringe Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland; the Biennale of Contemporary Dance in Poznan, Poland; Akademia Raymond Duncan in Paris France; Victoria Theatre in San Francisco; St. John the Divine and St. Marks Church in NYC; Painted Bride, Merriam Theater, Wilma Theatre and Academy of Music in Philadelphia; and Dance Place in Washington, DC.  Janaea is also active as a specialist in the work of modern dance pioneer Isadora Duncan as a third generation Duncan dancer, historian and co-chair of the Isadora Duncan Archive. Other styles she has studied and performed include Flamenco and Middle Eastern dance.She received her Master of Arts in Choreography/Dance from the Goddard Graduate Program/Vermont College of Norwich University and her Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Arts/Dance from Sonoma State University. Mentors include Mary Anthony and Bessie Schoenberg.

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 

Collaborative Dance Making: Philosophy and Practice, Dance Education in Practice Journal 2020

Classes Current Teaching
Name Title Term Days Times/Dates
DAH250 View class details for Dance in Popular Culture (DAH250)Dance in Popular Culture FAL22 AUG 22 - DEC 16
DAN131 View class details for Ballet I (DAN131)Ballet I FAL22 MW 9:00am - 10:15am
AUG 22 - DEC 16
DAN132 View class details for Modern Dance I (DAN132)Modern Dance I FAL22 TR 8:30am - 9:45am
AUG 23 - DEC 16
DAN134 View class details for Ballet II (DAN134)Ballet II FAL22 MW 10:30am - 11:45am
AUG 22 - DEC 16
DAN135 View class details for Modern Dance II (DAN135)Modern Dance II FAL22 TR 10:00am - 11:15am
AUG 23 - DEC 16
DAN150 View class details for Dance Performance I (DAN150)Dance Performance I FAL22 F 1:00pm - 3:40pm
AUG 26 - DEC 16
DAN155 View class details for Dance Performance II (DAN155)Dance Performance II FAL22 F 1:00pm - 3:40pm
AUG 26 - DEC 16
DAN231 View class details for Ballet III (DAN231)Ballet III FAL22 MW 10:30am - 11:45am
AUG 22 - DEC 16
DAN232 View class details for Modern Dance III (DAN232)Modern Dance III FAL22 TR 10:00am - 11:15am
AUG 23 - DEC 16
DAN264 View class details for Choreography I (DAN264)Choreography I FAL22 F 9:00am - 11:40am
AUG 26 - DEC 16
DAN265 View class details for Choreography II (DAN265)Choreography II FAL22 F 9:00am - 11:40am
AUG 26 - DEC 16
DAH201 View class details for World Dance Studies (DAH201)World Dance Studies SPR23 JAN 17 - MAY 12
DAN131 View class details for Ballet I (DAN131)Ballet I SPR23 MW 9:00am - 10:15am
JAN 18 - MAY 12
DAN134 View class details for Ballet II (DAN134)Ballet II SPR23 MW 10:30am - 11:45am
JAN 18 - MAY 12
DAN150 View class details for Dance Performance I (DAN150)Dance Performance I SPR23 F 1:00pm - 3:40pm
JAN 20 - MAY 12
DAN155 View class details for Dance Performance II (DAN155)Dance Performance II SPR23 F 1:00pm - 3:40pm
JAN 20 - MAY 12
DAN220 View class details for Dance Career Preparation (DAN220)Dance Career Preparation SPR23 MW 1:00pm - 2:15pm
JAN 18 - MAY 12
DAN221 View class details for Rhythmic Awareness I (DAN221)Rhythmic Awareness I SPR23 F 9:00am - 11:40am
JAN 20 - MAY 12
DAN231 View class details for Ballet III (DAN231)Ballet III SPR23 MW 10:30am - 11:45am
JAN 18 - MAY 12
DAN280 View class details for Dance Practicum (DAN280)Dance Practicum SPR23 F 1:00pm - 3:40pm
JAN 20 - MAY 12