Program Faculty

Cheryl Mann Del Cuore
Assistant Dean
Faculty, School of Dance

CHERYL MANN came to Los Angeles two years ago after two  decades of dancing & photographing in Chicago. Mann began her professional career at the age of 17, dancing at Walt Disney World in Orlando, FL, and received a B.A. in dance from Point Park College, in Pittsburgh, PA. She... Continue reading »

Ariel Osterweis
Faculty, Critical Dance Studies and Performance Studies

Ariel Osterweis earned her Ph.D. in Performance Studies at the University of California, Berkeley and her B.A. in Anthropology at Columbia University. She is on faculty at The Sharon Disney Lund School of Dance at the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts), where she teaches... Continue reading »

Evan Rosenblatt
Faculty, School of Dance

A native of Los Angeles, Evan Rosenblatt is a Performer, Choreographer, and educator. He graduated with an M.S. in Kinesiology from Cal St. Northridge with an emphasis in Dance Science/Performance Choreography. His dance training includes the San Francisco Conservatory of Dance, Ballet West... Continue reading »

Rosanna Tavarez
BFA Program Director
Faculty, School of Dance

Rosanna Tavarez received an MFA in Choreography from The Ohio State University as a University Fellow and a Teaching Fellow and a BFA in Choreography from University of Michigan. She has a diverse background as a performer/entertainer and has had the honor of working with Marina Ambramovic, Ryan... Continue reading »

Samuel Wentz
Faculty, School of Dance

sam wentz is a dance and performance artist based in Los Angeles. Originally from North Dakota, he graduated from Idyllwild Arts Academy in 2006, completed his BFA in Dance at NYU Tisch School of the Arts in 2009, and received his MFA in Dance and Choreography as a Teaching Fellow at Bennington... Continue reading »

* Faculty Emeritus
Part-time Faculty