JoLea Maffei, originally from Michigan, graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Michigan with a BFA
and a Gertrude Heubner Award for excellence in dance. Her performance credits include works with the Milton
Myers Dance Company, the New York Ballroom Company in the work of Gary Pierce and Christian Holder, Rod Rodgers
and Lonne Morretton, to name but a few. She served as co-artistic director, resident choreographer and performer
for the East/West Repertory Dance Ensemble from 1990 until 1995, and is the founder of the Maffei Dance Company.
Currently on the faculties of New York University, Hofstra University and STEPS on Broadway,
JoLea teaches the Horton technique. She was an adjunct professor at City College of New York
in 1995 and 1996, where she taught modern dance and repertory. Summer festival experience has
also enriched her teaching, including Hunter College Summer Sampler, Jacob's Pillow, Internazionale
Tanz Wochen in Vienna, Austria and the Cleo Parker Robinson summer festival in Denver, Colorado. In
September 1999, JoLea was guest artist-in-residence at the University of Northern Colorado, where
she set her work "The Distance Between Wait and Quiet" on the student dance company.
Her class is intended for dancers and students with some dance experience, who are interested in an
introduction to modern dance or in learning the fundamentals of the Horton technique. Her class enjoys