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College of Education
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2401
Moscow, Idaho 83844-2401
Phone: (208) 885-7921
Fax: (208) 885-5929

Faculty

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Belle Baggs
Clinical Assistant Professor | Dance, Co-Interim Program Coordinator
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Melanie Meenan
Melanie Meenan
Clinical Assistant Professor
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Dance Faculty Mia Seshiki
Mia Song Seshiki
Ballet Instructor and Artistic Director of Festival Dance
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Robert Cox
Robert Cox is a Doctoral Candidate at the University of Idaho. He works both as a ballet teacher and as a teacher and clinician in the athletic training program at the University of Idaho. He has two bachelor's degrees in Dance and Education from Brigham Young University and Utah Valley University, and a Master's Degree from Weber State University in Athletic Training. He also has a minor in music and has studied as a vocal performance artist in Opera. He has experience in many dance styles, but he specializes in ballet, which he has studied and worked professionally in Vermont, Utah, Nevada, Idaho, Scotland, and Mongolia. Outside of his university studies, he has studied with Altansetseg, Angela Whitehill, Arthur Leeth, David Howard, Thom Clower, Julia Gleich, Helen Star, Alun Jones, Robert Royce, John Gardner, and Amanda McKerrow. He has been a professional costumer, choreographer, and all around performing artist. He is also the former Co-director and Choreographer for Utah Valley Civic Ballet, where he wrote and directed his own full-length ballet "A Tale of Two Princes." Upon completion of his doctoral studies, he intends to teach in one or more of his various fields at a university, as a full-time Professor.
Rachel Winchester
Rachel Winchester has an M.F.A. in Dance from the University of Oregon (2014), and a B.F.A. in Dance from San Diego State University (2009). She is a native of San Diego, California. Shortly after achieving her Bachelor of Fine Arts from San Diego State University, she was selected as a “San Diego Emerging Artist of 2009”. Rachel moved to Eugene, Oregon in 2011, where she was a Graduate Teaching Fellow in the Dance Department at the University of Oregon for three years. During this time, Rachel’s choreography was presented at the 2012 American College Dance Festival in Madison, Wisconsin, where she was also an instructor, as well as the Dance Coalition of Oregon’s Portland Choreographers Showcase, and as part of the University of Oregon Repertory Dance Company’s touring performances throughout the state. Rachel also continued her work as a choreographer for theatre, collaborating with director Michael Najjar on the 2013 UO Theatre Department production, Nine Parts of Desire, a play which profoundly addresses the unique plights of women living in war torn Iraq. Most recently, her choreography “GIRL POOL (an adaptation)” received one of the highest honors in collegiate dance, when it was selected to represent the Northwest region of the country at the 2014 American College Dance Association National Conference at the Kennedy Center, in Washington D.C. Rachel’s interdisciplinary movement research applies innovative strategies in dance dramaturgy and production technology toward the creation of experimental dance theatre choreographies. As an educator in the field of dance, her research into the role of pedagogy, somatics, and dance history in a progressive movement classroom is ongoing. Rachel is thrilled to be working with the amazing faculty and talented students of the University of Idaho Dance Program.