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Minnesota State University, Mankato

Minnesota State University, Mankato


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Dan Stark

Julie Kerr-Berry, Director of Dance; Daniel Stark; Paul Finocchiaro

Julie Kerr-Berry, PA 210
Director of Dance


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Julie Kerr-Berry has a Ed.D. from Temple University. As Associate Professor of Dance in the Department of Theatre and Dance, she teaches both dance technique and theory and is the coordinator of the dance minor program as well as the University Dance Ensemble. As a Fulbright Scholar, she traveled to Indonesia in 1993 to study the indigenous dances of Bali and Java. Her interest in world dance includes a summer teaching, dancing and conducting research in Nigeria, West Africa. She has been named assistant editor of the Journal of Dance Education.

Daniel Stark, PA 212
Dance Technique

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Daniel Stark, Assistant Professor of Dance, holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and Master of Fine Arts in Dance from the University of Iowa. As an instructor he has taught at the Beijing Dance Academy, Zenon in Minneapolis and most recently at the University of Iowa for three years as a Visiting Assistant Professor. He will teach Introduction to Dance, contemporary dance technique, ballet, jazz, conditioning, dance improvisation, dance composition and dance in technology.

Jill W. Lile, Adjunct


Jill W. Lile received her Doctor of Chiropractic Medince from Northwestern Health Science University in 1995, after receiving her MFA in Dance from the University of Illinois in Champaign in 1982. She currently teaches at the St. Paul Conservatory for Performing Artists and Minnesota Dance Theatre, as well as DanceWorks in Lakeville. She has performed with Fort Worth Ballet, Ballet Arts MN, Breverly Blossom and Dancers, Illinois Dance Theatre, Madison Ballet and Omaha Ballet.