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 HS, 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 to open her antique business, Buffalo Gal.  In 2010, Rosemary created The MAP and was excited to be involved in the fine arts community 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. 

Michael Shelton,  Theatre, 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 ninth year as an instructor for MAP and his eighth as our competition team instructor for Tap, Musical Theatre, and Jazz.  Michael now also leads the theatre department and offers youth and adult theatre options.

Minnie Rogers, Dance Instructor Currently a B.F.A. Dance student at Ball State University, Ms.Minnie  grew up dancing with the Mooresville Arts Partnership for nine years, competing nationally.  Her previous dance study includes thirteen years of ballet and nine years of concentration in Jazz, Tap, Musical Theatre, Lyrical, Contemporary, and Acro.  She was a nine year member of the MAP competitive dance team.  She has competed in three “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.   Ms. Minnie received recognition as Dancer of the Year finalist at Rainbow Dance 2016 & 2017 and the title of Ms. Platinum Dance in 2017 & Ms. Senior Dance at Kids Artistic Revue in 2018.   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. In the Summer of 2018, Minnie participated in the Dance Kaleidoscope Pre-Professional Intensive at Butler University. Her Senior year, Minnie was a finalist for Celebration Dancer of The Year and received a Tremaine Dance invitation to NYC. During that experience, she learned dances with Derek Hough, Paula Abdul and many TDC choreographers.  She currently is a student at Ball State participating in Choreography projects and performances such as Elipses & A Modern Dance. As a choreography for The MAP, she has won numerous Choreography awards. This year she was selected as an assistant instructor for Excel in Motion, during which she assisted teaching choreography and enjoyed dancing with some of her idols, Casie 'Tynee' Goshow, Peter Sabasino,  Amelia Lowe and Alex Wong. Miss Minnie plans to continue her dance career after college as a performer and educator.
Cassidy Alverson, Dance Instructor Miss Cassidy started training in dance at the age of 2.5. She has taken tap, jazz, ballet, pom, musical theater, tumbling and hip-hop during her dance endeavors, attending various different studios in central Indiana. She also has an extensive amount of experience competing in several different genres throughout her dancing career. Miss Cassidy just completed her junior year at Indiana University and is currently pursuing her undergraduate degree in sociology with minors in youth development and criminal justice. Miss Cassidy has always been passionate about dance and loves working with children of all ages. She has always dreamed of having the opportunity to share her love, knowledge, and dedication to dance with others. Miss Cassidy is committed to teaching with positive reinforcement and kindness, as her feeling that giving positive feedback reinforces positive attitudes, motivation, and commitment to the beautiful art of dance. Her main goal as a dance instructor is to be a positive role model and teach students to use dance as a tool of healthy self-expression. 
Shelby Burks, Dance Instructor Shelby was born and raised on the south side of Indianapolis. She has been dancing since the of 3, and teaching dance on and off since the age of 15. She attended The Dance Refinery and danced competitively throughout high school. In her college years she danced professionally as an Indiana Pacemate, during which she was chosen to represent the Pacers at the 2016 All Star Game in Toronto, Canada. Her years as a Pacemate brought her to Canada multiple times as well as Xien, China. These days, Shelby works as an account specialist at an apparel company in Castelton, and enjoys dancing recreationally at DanceWorks Indy, a dance studio for adults in downtown Indianapolis. In her spare time Shelby loves to read, watch Netflix, spend with her family and boyfriend, and cuddle with her chihuahua Willow. This is Shelby's first year with The MAP. She enjoys teaching contemporary and jazz, as well as, her dance team groups.
Shawnya Paugh, Ballet & Lyrical Instructor  Miss Shawnya resides in Cloverdale, Indiana. She started dancing at 3 years old and during the next 15 years, she studied ballet, gymnastics, tap, jazz, lyrical, vocal, cheer and music theater. throughout her dance training she performed at halftime shows for Indiana Pacer games, attended regional, state and national competitions nd enjoyed performing for her community.   Her cheerleading squad won 1st place at state level for 3 years. She studied undergraduate ballet for 2 years at Butler University.  Miss Shawnya is certified in yoga and enjoy teaching all age levels the benefits of mind/body awareness. Now in her second year, as an instructor for The MAP, Miss Shawnya teaches several ballet and creative movement classes for our youngest dancers. She also teaches our youth and adult ballet classes.

Kaylee Baker, Acro and Tumble Instructor Miss Kaylee began learning gymnastics in elementary school at Anderson Gymnastics Center. She then went on to train in tumble and cheer in middle school and high school competing with her school teams at state, regional, and national levels. She assisted at cheer camps in her teen years and her passion for the craft has grown since. Growing up in the small town of Chesterfield, IN and being the oldest of a large family she enjoys teaching children of all age groups as well as young adults. Her teaching style embraces having fun while focusing on form and safety. Since graduating Kaylee has worked in the IT field in Southport but enjoys participating in ballet, painting, and reading. She's excited to start her journey with The MAP and to grow along with her students!

Allie Hamilton, Tap & Jazz Instructor Miss Allie began dancing at TC Dance in Kendallville, Indiana in 2004.  She has trained in tap, ballet, jazz, lyrical, musical theatre, hip hop, and ballroom. She has been an assistant teacher for many different age groups and skill levels. During her days as a competitive dancer, she achieved many awards such as being the highest scoring female solo in 2017 nd the Dance Power award at Danza. She is currently a student of the Honors College at the University of Indianapolis and plans to become a psychologist.  Allie feels blessed that she has the opportunity to spread her passion for dance to the students at The MAP  and is excited to help promote the love of dance in the dancers here.

Mika Power, Youth Art Club Instructor Miss Mika is a wife and a mother of 4. Her parents were creative and they both encouraged that in her own life. she has always done something artistic. Miss Mika has 10 years teaching experience. She began with scrapbooking and moved into art journaling, mixed media, to where she is today. She is a lover of all art forms and loves to share what she knows. The passion she has for art clearly shows on her face! She currently teaches many art forms including watercolor, acrylics, oil & cold wax, collage story art, stylized whimsical portraits, encaustics, colored pencil, pastels and pen & ink.  Miss Mika is in her second year as an instructor at The MAP. She teaches the Monday Youth Art Club, Mixed Media and Adult Art.  She is an active member of the Art Sanctuary in Martinsville. She enjoys teaching all ages from preschool to adults.

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 The 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. 

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 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.

Jarryd Bru,  Drum Instructor Jarryd has been teaching private lessons since 2018 before recently joining the MAP. He currently offers lessons on Tuesdays. He previously served tech for Mooresville High School's Winter Percussion group during the 2019 season. The drum kit is his principal instrument. He is able to teach beginner to advanced on drums and beginner to intermediate two mallet or Stephen's grip on keyboard instruments.  Jarryd considers himself a primarily  genre-fluid drum set player that’s inspired by music such as Twenty One Pilots, Childish Japes, and The Dillinger Escape Plan.   Jarryd  would love to help you reach your percussive goals. 

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