EdM Dance Education Portfolio Celebration

The Dance Department at Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University, invites you to view the portfolios of the 2021 Candidates for the EdM in Dance Education

Before viewing candidate portfolios, please click on their names to see their introductory videos.  You are encouraged to devote 15 minutes to review each candidate’s materials. If you would like to provide feedback to candidates on their portfolios, you can do so via their Contact page.

Deja BaretPortfolio  

Brianna BrathwaitePortfolio  

Laura de la Garza NoblePortfolio 

Kristina KongPortfolio 

Rebecca Pavelko Portfolio 

Gillian PopinoPortfolio 

Sara RiveraPortfolio 

Claudia SogaPortfolio 

Cara StinePortfolio 

Abigayle Wolski – Portfolio

The EdM Program in Dance Education is a partnership between the Rutgers Graduate School of Education (GSE) and the Dance Department at Mason Gross School of the Arts. It is part of the GSE’s Urban Social Justice Teacher Preparation Program, which aims to develop a generation of teachers with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to teach and advocate for all students and learn from the communities they serve. It prepares teacher candidates to effectively teach diverse learners by fostering a deep understanding of students from historically marginalized linguistic, economic, and cultural backgrounds and communities.

CONGRATULATIONS to our MFA’s for completing their Thesis Defenses!

Congratulations to MFA candidate Amber Hongsermeier for a successful May 7 thesis defense presentation, “Accessing Individual Divinity through Umbra.”

Congratulations to MFA candidate Kimberlee Gerstheimer for a successful May 7 thesis defense presentation, “Movement Language within Somatic Identity: An Exploration of Somatic Practices Impact on Fostering Identities.”

Congratulations to MFA Candidate Merli V. Guerra for a successful thesis defense presentation, “Palimpsest of Self: Revealing Past and Present Identities through Choreographic and Extended Reality Tools.”