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Department of Theatre and Dance

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Department of Theatre and Dance
Dance Minor Program
4225 University Avenue
Columbus, GA 31907

Amy Mutarelli Taylor
Director of Dance/Assistant Professor of Dance

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Director of Dance/Assistant Professor of Dance

Amy Mutarelli Taylor earned her Master of Fine Arts in Dance from the Florida State University. While at FSU, Amy studied with Anjali Austin, Lynda Davis, Suzanne Farrell, Tim Glenn, Gerri Houlihan, Sheila Humphreys, Rick McCullough, Anthony Morgan, Dan Wagoner, and Jawole Willa Jo Zollar. Additionally, she created work that was selected for the concert series, Days of Dance, for two successive years and performed as a member of the Dance Repertory Theatre. Amy has enriched her training through summer intensive programs at the Orlando Ballet (Fernando Bujones & Peter Stark), The Washington School of Ballet, the Florida Dance Festival, American Dance Festival (ADF) Dance Professionals Program, The Alvin Ailey School Horton Dance Professionals Program, and the Nederlands Dans Theatre summer dance intensive (The Hague, Nederlands). Her choreographic work has been accepted into Dumbo Dance Festival (NYC) and has been presented at New Grounds Emerging Artists Festival (Tampa), and internationally at the Contemporary Choreographers Collective (COCO) Dance Festival (Trinidad & Tobago).

Before relocating to Columbus, Amy taught dance at Darton State College (Albany, GA) and was the Director of Dance at Louisburg College (Louisburg, NC). She has been in the role of Assistant Professor of Dance at Columbus State University since Fall 2018.

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Ann Reinking
Honorary Advisor to the Dance Board (2016-2021)

Ann Reinking was a Broadway legend. As an actress, dancer and choreographer her extensive work in musical theatre include starring in productions such as Coco, Over Here, Goodtime Charley, Cabaret, A Chorus Line, Chicago, Dancin, and Fosse to name just a few. She was honored to be a Tony Award winner, as well as receiving the Drama Desk Award, the Astaire Award, the Laurence Olivier Award, the Outer Circle Critics Award and many others. Her awards and nominations for Best Actress in a Musical, Best Choreographer, Best Director, and Best Female Dancer were numerous during her performance years. Ann also appeared in the popular Hollywood films Annie, All That Jazz, and Micki & Maude.

The CSU Dance Program was indeed fortunate to have a professional creative collaboration with Ann whose major influence had an impact on the theatre and dance world.

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