February 08, 2021

Love Your Body Week Panel Discussion

Event Details

Date & Time

Monday, Feb 08, 2021 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Event Link

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Theatre & Dance






Halle Goodwin - dance@gonzaga.edu

Event Type & Tags

  • Arts & Culture
  • Health & Wellness

About This Event

Join us in a panel discussion via zoom on Monday, February 8th from 12:00-1:00pm presented by Gonzaga University Dance Council. This discussion will feature three distinguished guest speakers (Christina Thomas, Mary Pisegna Gorder and Olivia Sands) who specialize in different topics related to Love Your Body Week, such as mental health, nutrition, dance, and self-care. All are welcome to attend this event and we look forward to hearing from experts in our community!
Monday, February 8th, 2021
12 - 1pm PST
Register for this free Zoom Event at: https://gonzaga.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_h9yss7b1RNKp3Igl_XerTA



Christina Thomas - Hailing from New York City, Christina was a dance competitor from high school through college and taught dance classes for 5 years before moving to Spokane to work at Gonzaga. Christina currently serves at the Lead Investigator for Title IX as well as the Healthy Relationships and Violence Health Educator for the Office of Health Promotion. Christina also serves as the advisor for Bomb Squad Dance Team.


Mary Pisegna Gorder - Gorder holds a BS in Developmental Psychology and Dance from the University of Oregon. Mary teaches at All That Dance (ATD) in Seattle, WA, where she has been a faculty member for over a decade. As ATD's Ballet Department Lead, Mary has written and developed the ballet curriculum, and teaches a wide range of levels and ages. She has been ATD’s NHSDA Chapter Sponsor since 2013, and is the Dance Educators Association of Washington's NHSDA Representative. Mary helped to create and continues to facilitate Love Your Body Week, now adopted as a national event through NHSDA, and mentors teen choreographers as co-director of ATD's Student Choreography Showcase. As an educator she strives to inspire community connection, artistry, and self-assurance in each of her students.

Olivia Sands - A Seattle native, Olivia graduated from Gonzaga in 2019 with a degree in Business Administration with concentrations in Marketing and Finance with minors in Dance and Leadership. Throughout her dance career at GU, she was a part of GURDC, the Maryhill Loie Fuller show, the opening of the MWPAC, and Recruitment chair on Dance Council. She currently serves as the Graduate Assistant for Academic Services in Gonzaga's Athletic Department and is pursuing her Master’s in Sports and Athletic Administration. In her current role, she works as an academic advisor for freshmen and at-risk students, assists in running and monitoring the peer tutorial program, and provides support for academic and life skills programming. She has a passion for destigmatizing mental health, specifically in sports. In her free time, she enjoys traveling and exploring the food scene in Spokane. 

Dance Council is raising money for the Northwest Parkinson's Foundation in support of the Dance for Parkinson's Program.
Visit: http://bit.ly/2YC9vKp
Text LYBW to 44321 for a link to donate.