Rosemary Rogers, Artistic Director & Theatre Instructor
Rosemary has always had a love for the arts. She is an alumni of Mooresville High School and credits the strong music and drama instructors of her early school years with 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, 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 the instructor for the MAP's Young Actor's classes and summer camps. Her theatre students have enjoyed productions of Alice in Wonderland, the Wizard of Oz, Annie, and the Apple. With the new facility, Ms. Rosemary looks forward to expanding MAP's programming and instruction.
Nancy Emery, Dance Instructor
Nancy Emery is now in her fourth year with the Mooresville Art Partnership. She started dancing at the young age of two. As a young dancer, she performed for many theater productions and 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 fourth year as an instructor for MAP and his third 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.
Megan Swazuk, Voice and Piano Instructor
Megan began singing and playing piano at a very young age. She studied during middle school and high school at Butler University Jordan College of Fine Arts. She later studied at the Indiana University Jacob's School of Music where she graduated with both her BM and MM in Vocal Performance with emphasis in Piano performance, Operatic Studies, Language Studies and Vocal Pedagogy. She is currently performing with the Indianapolis Opera. Megan has gained valuable musical experience form working with world renowned coaches, pianists, performers and conductors. She has experience with teaching all age groups and is able to teach beginning students all the way up to pre-professional musicians. Megan has always had a love for music and loves to share it with others. This is Megan's fifth year as our music instructor. She currently offers private piano and voice classes, as well as, directing our musical theater group.