Rosemary Rogers, Director
Creating a home for the arts has been a lifelong dream for our director. An alumni of Mooresville High School, Rosemary credits the strong music and drama instructors of her early school years for encouraging her interests. She attended Indiana University studying Theatre and English Education, where she became interested in StageCraft, Design and Costuming. She was an active performer and designer for numerous productions before moving back to Mooresville. As a downtown merchant for nearly 20 years, Rosemary participates in several community groups and has enjoyed serving as Chairperson for events such as Victorian Christmas, Roots & Rhythm, and various other celebrations, including MAP's own Arts in the Park Festival. In 2010, Rosemary created MAP and was excited to be involved in the fine arts community and to help provide a much needed creative outlet for her hometown. With three children who all dance and enjoy performing, Rosemary is thrilled to continue the mission of Mooresville Arts Partnership with this wonderful collective of talented teachers and to develop a unique educational arts facility. In addition to her duties as Director, Ms. Rosemary is also the instructor for the MAP's Young Actor's classes and summer camps. Her theatre students have enjoyed productions of Thoroughly Modern Millie, Alice in Wonderland, the Wizard of Oz, Annie, and the Apple.
Lyndsey Woods, Cheer & Tumble Instructor
Lyndsey Woods was born in Whiteland, Indiana and has been participating in gymnastics and cheerleading since the age of two. She was a varsity cheerleader for Whiteland High School and an International Co-Ed Level Five competitive cheerleader for Hollywood All-Stars. After high school she continued her education at Indiana University where she studied Computer Sciences and Informatics. While at Indiana University she had the privilege of being a member of the All-Girl cheerleading squad, where she won three collegiate nationals titles. Currently, she is finishing her degree at IUPUI. Lyndsey is very passionate about gymnastics and cheerleading. She is excited to share the skills and knowledge she has gained throughout her experiences. In additional to recreational classes at Mooresville Arts, Ms. Lyndsey will be the MAP Competitive Cheer Coach for our 2016-2017 season.
Susannah Owen, Ballet & Dance Instructor
Susannah Owen graduated with distinction from Indiana University with a Bachelor of Science in Dance and Exercise Science. She earned her Master of Fine Arts in Dance with an emphasis on choreography from the University of Michigan and then earned her Master of Science in Human Performance with a major in Motor Learning and a minor in Neuroscience from Indiana University. She has been a professional dancer, choreographer, and teacher for over 25 years with companies in New York City, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Cincinnati, Ann Arbor, and Bloomington. Susannah was an adjunct faculty member at Pierce College in Woodland Hills, California with the Department of Theater and Dance. She returned to Indiana to join the Contemporary Dance Program at Indiana University as an adjunct faculty member where she taught all levels of Modern Dance and Ballet. In addition, she coordinated, taught, and choreographed for the IU Summer Dance Intensive for High School Students and the IU Pre-College Contemporary Dance Program. She is very excited to be joining the faculty at Mooresville Arts Partnership.
Nancy Emery, Dance Instructor
Nancy Emery is now in her fifth year with the Mooresville Art Partnership. She started dancing at the young age of two. As a young dancer, she performed for theater productions & performances including Jerry Lewis Telethons and the special talent in Multiple Jr. Miss Contests. She was accepted into Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan for high school majoring in dance soon after that she joined the Dayton Ballet Company II and Contemporary Ballet of Dayton. Her family moved to Richmond, Indiana, where she opened her own dance studio. While in Richmond, she also worked with her high school and became the school's choreographer for the show choir and musical productions. Nancy was accepted into Marymount Manhattan College in New York as a Dance Major and Math Minor, where she focused on choreography and modern blues. While at Marymount, she had the opportunity to perform in both Broadway and Off-Broadway productions, such as Sweet Charity, African Review, If It’s Not Broke Don’t Fix It and many more. She returned to Indiana and started teaching dance in Indianapolis. She continues to teach ballet, jazz, acro, hip hop, lyrical, and contemporary but her love is choreography. While at MAP, Nancy's choreography has received many honors, including, best choreography for our Jr. Cheer, Dream Routine at Celebration Talent and Best of Show at the I Love Dance Indianapolis Regional.
Michael Shelton, Ballet & Tap Instructor
Mr. Shelton has over 30 years experience performing locally, nationally, and internationally as a musician, singer, and dancer in a wide variety of styles including classical, contemporary, folk, bluegrass, musical theatre, and rock & roll. As an actor, he has worked extensively at the Indiana Repertory Theatre where some of his favorite credits includeMacbeth, Becky’s New Car, Julius Caesar, Our Town, The Taming of the Shrew, Ah Wilderness, The Miracle Worker, &A Christmas Carol (6 times) as well as at the Phoenix Theatre in over 30 productions including The Pillowman, Three Days of Rain, Bluff, The Larmie Project, and Take Me Out - which he also had the privilege of performing at the Caldwell Theatre in Boca Raton, FL. He has worked at the Viaduct Theater & Victory Gardens in Chicago, IL & played Andy Lee in the Broadway Tour of 42nd Street in Moscow, Russia.
Michael is a member of AEA, SAG, and AFTRA with over 30 years experience in theatre, film, TV, commercials, animation, voiceover, and print and is certified from the British American Drama Academy in association with The Julliard School and The University of California at Los Angeles having studied at Balliol College, Oxford University, in Oxford, England.
Michael Shelton is a founding member and previous Artistic Director of Heartland Actors’ Repertory Theatre – known largely for it’s Shakespeare on the Canal series at White River State Park. For HART, he directed Othello, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, The Merchant of Venice, In A Dark, Dark House,The Taming of the Shrew & the world premiere productions of Midwestern Hemisphere and Another Classic of Western Literature and was seen on stage in Much Ado About Nothing, Death & the Maiden, Happy Birthday, Wanda June and An Evening of Edgar Allan Poe. Other directorial credits include Trucker Rhapsody and La Sangre Llama at the Phoenix, the world premiere of Lies My Parents Told Me, David Mamet’s American Buffalo for the Beckmann Theatre, and a critically acclaimed independent production of Sam Shepard’s True West.
In 2014 Michael's competition team routines received many awards, including "Excellence in Choreography for TAP" and the "Dream Routine" award for his musical theatre piece. In 2015, his group tap received an outstanding performance award from the Industry Dance Awards. This is Michael's fifth year as an instructor for MAP and his fourth as our competition team instructor for Tap, Musical Theatre, and Jazz.
Jeanne McLeish, Art Instruction
Born in Clinton, Indiana in 1951, Jeanne began painting in 1970. Working in both transparent watercolor and oil, she creates images that reflect her deep love of nature as well as her fascination with color and light. Her paintings have been included in numerous exhibits including the Hoosier Salon, Watercolor Society of Indiana, Indiana Artists Club, Realism Today, The Wabash Valley Exhibition, and the Transparent Watercolor Society of America of which she is a signature member. Jeanne's work is displayed regularly at the Brown County Art Guild in Nashville, Indiana, at the Renaissance Gallery in Lafayette and at Color Works Custom Picture Framing Gallery, which she owns and operates in Mooresville, Indiana; where she currently resides. This is Jeanne's sixth year as instructor for the Adult Watercolor group.
Colin Dugger, Guitar Instructor
Colin is from Bloomington Indiana. He began studying music in the 5th grade through Star of Indiana playing the baritone / euphonium and trombone. Colin then moved to playing electric bass in middle school, and performed in jazz bands and combos at Bloomington High School North along with performing in different rock bands locally. After high school Colin had the pleasure of studying at Berklee College of Music in Boston. There Colin received a Bachelor’s in Music. After college, Colin was involved in playing and recording music in many different musical projects, and was even hired to play bass touring out of Los Angeles ending in Chicago. Primarily a bass player, Colin has been playing the guitar for the past 15 years, as well. His approach to teaching is that it should be fun, and hopes to incorporate the essentials of music through the interests of the student.
Melissa Mohler, Piano, Voice & Group Guitar Instructor
Melissa started playing piano at the age of 5. She added singing while still in elementary school, and by the time she was in junior high she was touring the world with the Indianapolis Children's Choir. At Mooresville High School she continued with music, playing the flute in the band and singing in the Finesse and Spotlighters showchoirs. After beginning college with a scholarship in music, she took some time off to raise her family (with 6 kids!), before returning to college to become the first graduate of the new Music Technology program at IUPUI, as a vocal major, with piano and guitar study as well. She will graduate with a masters in Elementary Education (with a music endorsement) this November. She enjoys leading worship through singing and playing keyboard at her church, and teaches elementary music, splitting between Waverly Elementary and Newby Elementary. Melissa has been teaching private music lessons for almost 10 years, and her favorite part of teaching is the look on a student's face when they master a new or difficult skill.