Patricia Seymour, LCSW, BC-DMT holds a B.F.A. in Dance from USM. Her professional career began in New York City where she received a ballet scholarship at City Center Theater and was a member of the modern dance company, Sutrana Dance Theatre. She continued her education at Hunter College in New York City, with an MS in Dance/Movement Therapy. Her professional experience includes performance, teaching, choreography and the therapeutic use of movement in both clinical and school settings. She is also a seasoned psychotherapist. Patricia will facilitate dance technique, improvisation, composition and performance while addressing individual needs and building cohesion among the group members.
Tammy Stanford is the Dance & Movement Specialist at the Mississippi School for the Arts in Brookhaven, MS. She has developed and mplemented dance education programs in public schools and universities across Mississippi. She holds a BFA in dance from USM and a Master teacher’s license in dance & theatre. She also has training in Process Pedagogy, the well-respected teaching methodology developed by Jacque d’ Ambroise of the New York National Dance Institute. In 2004, she was honored as the “Thad Cochran Distinguished Arts Educator” in dance from the Mississippi Alliance for Arts Education. She has over eighteen years of experience choreographing, performing, directing, and producing quality stage performances, including expertise in stage combat.
We will design programs as needed for the community. We are a creative bunch! Please contact us for programming ideas!
About the Education Director:
Misty McMahon holds an MS in Special Education from William Carey University and was recently accepted into the Doctorial Program in Education Leadership at USM. She is currently a Special Education Teacher at Ocean Springs High School and has taught pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade for over six years. Misty has also been employed at Sylvan for the past two years as a tutor in all subject areas. She was on the team that won the Inclusion Award in 2005 for the Special Education program at Taconi Elementary. Her dedication and talent as a teacher and mentor are driven by both professional and personal experiences.