Adjunct Faculty

Pamela Erickson Adjunct Faculty Gonzaga University Dance Department instructs students in a dance studio.

Pamela Erickson has been teaching at Gonzaga University since 2003.

Pam is a Cal Poly San Luis Obispo alumnus and is currently a dance faculty member at both Gonzaga University and Whitworth University. Her professional dance experience includes performances with the San Francisco Dance Theatre, Chamber Dance Ballet Company SF and the Sphinx Jazz-Ballet Company of Vienna, Austria.

As a dance educator, Pam has taught master classes at the American College Dance Association Conference, Western Washington University and the Universities of Alaska and Utah. Additional educational experiences include the teacher training course at the Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet and in conjunction with the Mark Morris Dance Group Outreach Program, training and teaching dance classes for Parkinson’s patients and their care-givers.

Pam also coaches young dancers for the Youth America Grand Prix competitions, is a national judge for Spotlight Dance Competitions and is the director of Gonzaga University’s annual Summer Dance Intensive.

Courses Taught

THEA 228 Dance History
THEA 124 Ballet I
THEA 226 Accelerated Ballet Technique
THEA 320 Ballet II
THEA 496 Strategies of Dance Instruction

Contact information

Theatre Dance Studios #106
Phone: (509) 313-6508
Email: erickson@gonzaga.edu
Office Hours: by are by appointment.

 
Sarah Fealk Adjunct Faculty at Gonzaga University Dance Department instructing students in the dance studio.

Sara Fealk (Glesk) has been teaching at Gonzaga University since 2013.

She graduated Cum Laude from Cornish College of the Arts with a BFA in Dance in 2006. While at Cornish, Sarah performed in such works as Martha Graham’s “Diversion of Angels”. After graduating, she remained in Seattle, WA where she helped found the CanCan Castaways and performed with companies, Zoe Scofield and Juniper Shuey, Geoffrey Johnson, Alloy Dance Project, Serendip and danced in a Saturday Knights music video.

Since returning home in 2011, Sarah has been teaching Ballet, Modern and Choreography at multiple studios in Spokane. She has also had the pleasure of choreographing for several film ventures with the Spokane Film Project, taught Movement for Actors for a theater production, choreographed and performed in a music video for Water Monster and enjoyed performing intermittently with Vytal Movement Dance Company.

Courses Taught

THEA 125 Jazz Dance I
THEA 224 Contemporary Modern Dance I
THEA 230 Modern Dance II

Contact information

Theatre Dance Studios #106
Phone: (509) 313-6508
Email: fealk@gonzaga.edu
Office hours are by appointment.

 
Karla Parbon, M.A. Adjunct Faculty at Gonzaga Univerity Dance Department creative dance image

Karla Parbon has been teaching at Gonzaga University since 2008.

As a dancer, educator, and choreographer, Karla has dedicated her life and profession to the art of dance. She studied for 15 years under the Royal Academy of Dance curriculum and graduated from Whitworth University with a B.A. in Psychology and a focus in Women’s Studies and M.A. in Theology with an emphasis in Dance, Karla’s specialty is in connecting art, spirituality and the human experience. Karla has been teaching dance for over 20 years where she has had the opportunity to choreograph musical theatre shows including: The Boyfriend, Cabaret, Working, Jesus Christ Super Star, The Mattress, and The Wakefield Mysteries.

Currently, Karla is the Dance Program Director at Whitworth University and dance faculty at Gonzaga University and teaches courses in Jazz, Hip Hop, Contemporary, Choreography, Movement and Somatic Practices. She has also presented several works at the American College Dance Association Conference for the past 8 years as well as choreographed and performed with the St. John’s Professional Choir and members of the Spokane Symphony for the Good Friday performance, Buxtehude. In 2014, Karla founded and is the Executive Director of the nonprofit organization, Partners Through Art, that leverages the power of theatre, dance and visual art with other non-profits to expand their individual success and advance the collective goal of positive social change. Karla is consistently discovering innovative avenues to help and inspire others to find hope and a voice through artistic expression.

Courses Taught

THEA 125 Jazz Dance I
THEA 227 Principles of Dance Conditioning
THEA 321 Jazz Dance II
THEA 323 Urban Dance

Contact information

Theatre Dance Studios #106
Phone: (509) 313-6508
Email: parbon@gonzaga.edu
Office Hours are by appointment.

 

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