Professor receives dance award

Shelley Cushman, professor of dance, earned the 2010 University Dance Educator of the Year award from the National Dance Association.
Cushman received the honor for her teaching methods that inspire and encourage college students to appreciate dance as a performing art and healthy lifestyle.
The award was presented in March at the association’s national convention in Indianapolis. At the Film Festival for the National Dance Association Program, Cushman presented five works from Cinematic Caricatures — a set of dances developed in collaboration with filmmaker Ben Levin, professor of radio, television and film, and composer Phil Winsor, professor of music.

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