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Sport and Movement Studies

College of Education and Professional Studies

Therese Young

Therese Young, Associate Professor

Therese Young obtained a BA degree in Dance from the College of St. Teresa in Winona Minnesota, where she danced with Minnesota Dance Repertory Theater and continued her studies in Dance at Texas Woman’s University where she graduated with a MA in Dance in 1984.

While in Texas she studied with the Nikolai dance company for a year and took classes and workshops with professionals such as the Alvin Ailey Company, Twyla Tharp, Utah Dance Repertory Theater and Madame Beriosova from the Royal Ballet of London.

She also studied jazz with Gus Giordano and has completed a ballroom intensive at BYU.
She is an Associate Professor of Dance and the Director of the Dance Program at Central Washington University where she is responsible for curriculum and program development along with teaching dance history, pedagogy, and dance technique classes.

She also directs and develops original choreography for the University’s performance dance company “Orchesis”.  Her choreography has been accepted and shown in National Dance galas around the country.  Therese was the WAHPERD Dance Educator of the Year in 2011.

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