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Tuesday, March 16
Katie Langan
Ballet
Wednesday, March 31
Nancy Lushington
Ballet
From dancing in concert dance companies to Broadway shows and more, and from arts administration to writers, teachers, designers, choreographers or physical therapists, Marymount alumnae can be found everywhere. Housed in New York City, the program draws upon the highest standards of the profession, is versatile in nature, and prepares students for various careers in dance. If it’s been thought about, our dancers are out there doing it. We offer two degrees, the B.F.A. and the B.A., with a number of concentrations. Personal growth, on stage and off, is at the heart of our mission.
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Katie Langan

Katie Langan

Katie Langan is the Chair of the Fine & Performing Arts Division and Chaired the Department of Dance at Marymount Manhattan College for over twenty-years, moving on from the position just as the Department reached top ten in College Magazine. She teaches advanced levels of Ballet and Pointe, is a frequent choreographer for the Department’s fall concert series. Ms. Langan performed with numerous companies including the Boston Repertory Company, New York City Opera, William Carter Dance Ensemble, the Zurich Ballet, Chamber Ballet USA, New Jersey Ballet and Twyla Tharp Dance. She had the opportunity to work directly with Rudolf Nureyev, Natalia Makarova, Anthony Tudor, Billy Forsythe, Rudi van Dan Zieg, Gelsey Kirkland, Eleanor D’Antuano and Brian McDonald to name a few.

Nancy Lushington

Nancy Lushington

Nancy Lushington is the Chair of Dance at Marymount Manhattan College. She graduated with departmental honors in dance from Adelphi University. She danced as a soloist with the May O’Donnell Concert Dance Company for over 15 years. She has performed professionally with the Joyce Trisler Danscompany, Theater Dance Collection, The Asolo Opera, and Verlezza Dance, as well as in Leonard Bernstein’s “Mass” at the Kennedy Center. She has appeared on television in May O’Donnell’s Dance Energies, Mass, and was a featured dancer in a national commercial choreographed by Lynne Taylor Corbett. She is one of the few dancers who set Ms. O’Donnell’s works both in the US and abroad. She has choreographed over 30 works for colleges, universities and regional companies. Ms. Lushington teaches internationally annually in Cyprus, Graz Austria and at Bolzano Danza in Italy. She has also taught Master Classes in Ferrara, Barcelona, London and throughout the United States. She has served on the faculty at Adelphi University, Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, and The New York School for Film and Television, Stephens College and was the Artistic Director of the Dance In Education Fund, Inc for 19 years and served on the faculty at Montclair State University for over 20 years. She is also a member of the Board of Directors of the O’Donnell Green Foundation for Music and Dance.