Dance Faculty

Dance Program: Faculty & Contacts

For information about the department, contact Bonnie Simoa by phone at (541) 463­-5645 or by email at

Marla Norton, Department Coordinator
Phone: (541) 463-3108

Mary Jo Kreindel, Project Coordinator
Phone: (541) 463-5411

James McConkey, Technical Director

Mari Dewitt, Costumer


Bonnie Simoa, MFA
Lead Faculty Dance
Choreography & Composition, Modern, Ballet, Improvisation, Balinese, Dancing the Fluid Body, Lane Dance Company
Office: Building 6, room 136
Phone: (541) 463-5645

Florabelle Moses, MFA
Dance Instructor
Ballet and Dance Basics
Office: Building 6, room 135
Phone: (541) 463-5303

Sarah Nemecek, MFA
Dance Instructor
Modern, Ballet, Tap
Office: Building 6, room 135
Phone: (541) 463-5303

Mission Statement

The Lane Dance Program offers both transfer students and community members courses in dance technique, somatics, theory, and performance. With exceptional instructors teaching in a supportive community, dancers train with equal focus on technique, creativity, and somatic awareness.

The dance program is based on the premise that the practice and study of diverse forms of dance and the development of the individual’s creative voice empowers students to contribute to society in purposeful and meaningful ways.

The program’s focus on creativity, integrity, and professionalism provides students with the necessary skills to succeed in dance or other fields that value communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity. Students experience movement, creativity, and community as foundations for healthy living and lifelong learning.