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.  In 2010, Rosemary opened The Mooresville Arts Partnership, as a community arts center to feature both visual and performing arts classes and events, 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. 

DANCE & TUMBLE DEPARTMENT

Marina Sheffer, Ballet & Conditioning Instructor
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. Marina joins us on Tuesdays for ballet, technique and conditioning instructor for competitive team and Wednesdays acrobatic classes.
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 choreographer 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 degree at Indiana University 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.  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 second year with The MAP. She enjoys teaching contemporary and jazz, as well as, her dance team groups.  In 2021, Shelby`s choreography was awards judges recognition for artisty.  Shelby is currently also the dance instructor for Mooresville High School and New Palenstine High School.
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 third 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.

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 pursuing a Master of Science degree in Psychology at the University of Indianapolis.  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.

Keeley Vaught, Dance Instructor Miss Keeley started dancing at TC Dance Academy in Kendallville, IN at the age of 3. She has trained in tap, jazz, ballet, lyrical, musical theatre, hip hop, contemporary, and ballroom. She was an assistant teacher at her studio for 6 years as well as a preschool tumbling teacher. She has also volunteered over 50 hours to choreographing The Wizard of Oz production for the Gaslight Playhouse Children's Theatre in 2019. She was a competitive dancer for 10 years and was invited to New York in 2016 and was awarded a Power Pak Dance Intensive invitation in 2020. She also participated in two ballets and showcases for the Butler Dance Club. She is a current student at Butler University for psychology on the pre-med track. Keeley is thrilled to be able to continue dancing and helping kids express themselves and their emotions in a fun and active way. She believes dancing is for anyone and everyone.

ART DEPARTMENT

Jennie Sutton, Art Instructor Jennie Sutton is an artist, crafter, geek & dreamer. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Ball State in Metalsmithing & an Associates degree from The Art Institute of Indianapolis in Digital Photography. Her creative interests & skills include jewelry, photography, drawing, painting, bookmaking & needle crafts. She believes that you don't have to be an "artist" to enjoy creativity in your life, & her dream is to spread this joy to everyone around her. She is very excited to be joining the Mooresville Arts Partnership as an instructor

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 third 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. 

MUSIC DEPARTMENT

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.

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!
Samuel Alverson, Guitar Instructor Samuel is a graduate of Martinsville High school and is currently a music therapy major with IUPUI. He has played guitar from a very young age and enjoys all aspects of music.
Samuel wants his students to know that a good foundation leaves plenty of room to grow musically. He currently is available for private lessons on Thursdays.

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