Meet the MAP faculty.

Rosemary Rogers, Owner & 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 also became interested in StageCraft, Design and Costuming. She was an active performer and designer before moving back to Mooresville. As a downtown merchant for nearly 20 years, Rosemary participated 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 developing productions of Thoroughly Modern Millie, Alice in Wonderland, the Wizard of Oz, Annie, & The Apple.

Marina Sheffer, Ballet & Conditioning Instructor

Marina trained at Ballet School of the Moscow Dance Association "Rond" (Moscow, Russia)Ballet Dancer (Class of Marianna Bogolyubskaya and Alexander Zeilinger). Studied Classic Ballet with emphasis on Ethnic, Character, Historic, Jazz and Variety Dance. Marina has more than 25 years of experience working with Dancers, Rhythmic and Artistic Gymnasts and World Class Figure She was the on-ice choreographer and ballet coach of World and Olympic Champion Tara Lipinski, Olympic Champion Shizuka Arakawa and several other US and International Champions. Her class instruction includes emphasis on: Grace and artistic presentation, Coordination and alignment; Technique of spirals (arabesques) and spins (pirouettes and fouettes);Proper leg extensions and arm movements; Consolidation of athletes’ training with formal ballet education; & Development of a good full-body stretch techniques for athlete’s flexibility and injury prevention. Having a great knowledge and experience in coaching the Russian Vaganova System, Marina has developed her own approach of working with performers, taking into consideration their individual abilities and problems. Marina is currently an Ice Choreographer and Artistic Presentation Coach. She joins the Mooresville Arts Partnership as a ballet and conditioning instructor.

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 include Macbeth, 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 Laramie 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 a long list of experiences 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.  

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. His soloists last year, received several dancer of the year awards at competition and his choreography was again recognized for storytelling and innovation. 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.

Lyndsey Woods, Cheer & Tumble Instructor  Lyndsey 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 is the MAP  Competitive Cheer Coach for our 2018 season.

Kayln Corrice, Tumble & Cheer Instructor   Kalyn was born in Indianapolis, Indiana and has been participating in cheer and tumbling since she could walk. She cheered Varsity for Avon High School and competed nationally with Legend Cheer Academy as well as coached under Shari Shires until college. Kayln's training has prepared her to teach up to Level V & VI tumble and cheer skills.  She has coached all ages and levels. She currently coaches our Beginner Tumble, Level I, Level II, and Level III, as well as several elite and team classes. She taught cheer and tumble at two additional dance studios while becoming an EMT. Currently she has gone back to school to finish up her Nursing degree at IVY Tech and continues to have a passion for tumble and cheer. 

Minnie Rogers, Junior Dance Instructor Ms.Minnie has been dancing with the Mooresville Arts Partnership for eight years, competing nationally.  Her previous dance study includes twelve years of ballet and nine years of concentration in Jazz, Tap, Musical Theatre, Lyrical, Contemporary, and Acro.  She is a eight year member of the MAP competitive dance team.  She was a member of the 4 time MAP National Championship team in 2013.  She has competed in two “Dance Moms” episodes, participating in filming. She received the honor of “Sweetheart Dancer” at I Love Dance Competition in 2014 for her solo which also placed with the highest scoring routine and “Best of Show.”  In 2015, she was chosen to participate in the Celebration Talent Nationals opening number routine.  Last year, Ms. Minnie received recognition as Dancer of the Year finalist at Rainbow Dance 2016. This is her fourth year as junior instructor and her fifth year assisting.  Minnie loves to dance and her enthusiasm shines through in her attentiveness to the children that she teaches. Minnie also plays Viola, enjoys drama club, and plans to attend Indiana University to continue her dance education.  Minnie attended the Indiana University Contemporary Dance Program, summer sessions in 2016 & 2017 and enjoyed studying dance theory, history, and technique each day with university instructors and special guest artists, David Hochoy & Gregory Hancock.

Klarissa Stovall, Dance Instructor Klarissa was born in New Richmond, Wisconsin and began dancing at the age of four years old. Klarissa began dancing in the studio competitively, followed by dancing on her High School dance team, and also in college as well. Klarissa studied at the University of Minnesota of Duluth with a major in Criminology and Sociology, and recently just graduated in May 2017! She is trained in everything from tap, jazz, ballet, pom, kick, hip-hop, lyrical, contemporary, modern, and choreography. Klarissa has had the privilege of being given the opportunity to be the head dance team coach of Denfeld High School in Minnesota, while working with other dance studios in the state of Minnesota and Wisconsin as well. Her passion of dance throughout her life has awarded her with many different dance titles, dance awards, and the ability to judge numerous dance competitions. From when Klarissa began dancing to where she is now her passion has only continued to grow and she hopes to inspire as many dancers as she can. Klarissa is beyond thrilled to be working as a Dance Instructor with MAP and cannot wait to start dancing

Laura Staten,  Faculty Member  Laura holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree, cum laude, from the University of Indianapolis and a Master of Arts Degree from the same institution. She taught for 30 years at Decatur Township Schools. At MAP Laura offers tutoring services in the following English skills: Reading for all ages, strategies in reading, basic skills, grammar, test taking strategies, vocabulary / spelling building, writing compositions,  and poetry.  She also teaches comprehension in other subjects and teaches art classes. An artist all her life, Laura has studied art technique and painting, selling many pieces over the years. She currently enjoys working with oils and watercolors, primarily.  Laura and her husband, Gib have helped create Mooresville Arts and helped establish our permanent location in 2015.  Her workshops are for students of any skill level and work in all mediums. Her Teen Art and Youth Art students  study shape, composition, light and shade, line, and other aspects of creating their own work of art while learning various techniques and approaches. 

Kalleen Chilcote, Youth Art, Life Drawing, & Paint Instructor

Kalleen joins us for some fresh and terrific art classes. She is an artist and educator who relocated from Austin, TX to Indianapolis, a little over a year ago. She received her BFA in studio art from Tulane University and an MFA in studio art, with a concentration in printmaking, from the University of Texas at Austin. In Austin, she played roller derby with the illustrious Putas del Fuego under the pseudonym, Death Vallery. Today, she splits her time between raising a toddler, drawing and making fantastical papier mache sculptures.  Kalleen's classes this year include Youth Art, Paper Mache Sculpture, Introduction to Painting for Teens & Adults.  She also leads our Life Drawing Co-op on Wednesday nights as instructor and organizer.During the Summer, Kalleen leads are 

Heather Beers, Violin, Cello, Electric Bass & Double Bass Instructor Heather Beers is currently a DME candidate at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music finishing her doctorate in Music Education with emphasis on string pedagogy. She was formerly the director of the violin program at Attica Elementary and taught violin at the Fairview Strings Project. She also taught applied double bass as a faculty member at Capital University. Ms. Beers has extensive professional experience as an orchestral double bassist in Central Ohio and Texas. She teaches beginning violin, cello, and electric bass lessons, as well as all levels of double bass lessons.

Melissa Mohler, Piano, Voice & Preschool Tap 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 show choirs.  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. 

Renee Froedge, Voice Instructor    Renee Froedge comes to us originally from California where she studied vocal performance and choral conducting at Modesto Junior College and California State University, Stanislaus. Ms. Froedge has been a voice teacher, musical director and mezzo soprano soloist for over 15 years.  She's worked as a music director for YES Company, Artistic Director for Turlock Youth performing arts and many other community Theaters. She's taught students of all ages. She's assisted in college level music education, performed as an oratorio soloist and has had many leading roles in musicals. Renee currently considers Mooresville her home town and is excited to share her gift with her community. Renee loves Jesus and is an active member of Town Center Church where she serves on the worship team. Renee is grateful for where music has brought her in life and she can't wait to share that with you!

Beth Ann Thomas, Piano Flute, Oboe and Marimba Instructor  Beth Ann is a highly experienced teacher and International performer. A graduate of Butler University, with a degree in music performance and education from Butler University.  Her musical training and performance background is extensive, training in private lessons since 2nd grade, performing in McDonald’s All American Band, Butler University, Indiana University, Cedar Point Amusement Land, performances coast to coast on cruise lines, Internationally, Birch Creek Music Academy, ISSMA State Adjudications, Radio, Television, Warner Bros. Symphony Orchestra, Indianapolis Philharmonic Orchestra, Lafayette Symphony Orchestra and Community Band. Having taught many years at Greenwood Community Schools and Decatur Township Schools, Ms. Thomas enjoys students of all ages and abilities and loves sharing many styles of music to enrich their lives through the Arts. She is available for private lessons for Oboe, Flute, Piano & Marimba. She resides in Greenwood.

Sara Callahan, Voice & Piano Instructor

Originally New York State, Sara lived in the Washington, DC area for many years before moving to Bloomington in 2014. Her earliest education in music began at age 6, when she began piano study with Kirsten Scott, a concert pianist in Milton, NY.

For her first two years of college, Ms. Callanan attended the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY. She majored in music history with piano as her instrument, but also studied composition and jazz improvisation, and won a spot in the prestigious Eastman Chorale as a freshman. In 1975, Ms Callanan graduated from the University of Maryland with a B.A. in Music, with honors. Later Ms. Callanan studied voice with prominent performer/teachers in the Washington area. In the 1980s, she returned to the University of Maryland and took all of the courses required for a bachelor's degree in vocal performance, including Vocal Pedagogy.

She has performed several solo recitals in the Washington DC area, often as part of a concert series. She was a frequent soloist with the Friday Morning Music Club Choir in Washington, the Reston Chorale, and the choral ensemble VOCE in northern Virginia. From 1982-1984, she was a professional chorister and soloist at the Basilica of the National Shrine. She was director of Children's Choirs at Trinity Presbyterian in Arlington, VA from 1988-1990. From 2001-2003 she was music director at the Accotink Unitarian Universalist church In Burke, Virginia. In later years, she performed solos at the Divine Science Church and many other Washington, DC churches.

Before moving to Bloomington, Ms. Callanan maintained a studio of 15-25 voice and piano students per week. Her students ranged in age from pre-K to older adult; and in levels from beginning to advanced. Some of her students have become successful performers, teachers and composers.

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