Jennifer Seigle, J.D.

Residential Faculty - Dance

Program Director :

Exercise Science

Office: MU 43 - Room: MU9

480-461-7597

480-461-7597 (alt)

Office Hours

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
  1:30 PM - 5:30 PM  
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My office is located in the Music and Dance Building.

Profile

Professor Seigle is the Dance Program Director and Director of the Mesa Contemporary Dance Ensemble at MCC.

Her career as a movement artist has taken her around the country as a director, choreographer, guest artist, movement coach, and master teacher.  She holds an MFA in Dance from the University of Colorado - Boulder, and a BA in Theatre (Directing) from California State University - Northridge. She also holds a JD, summa cum laude, from Southwestern Law School, where she was named a Biederman Entertainment and Media Law Scholar and served as Editor in Chief of the Southwestern Law Review. Professor Seigle studied Lewitzky Technique under Iris Pell and Fosse Technique under Cheryl Clark and Jennifer Nairn-Smith. Her training also includes studying the Suzuki Method of Actor Training and Viewpoints with SITI Company in New York. Professor Seigle was the founding Artistic Director of the Beacon Street Dance Project and a founding member of the Radical Trousers Movement Theatre. She is an Associate Member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC).

As an educator, Professor Seigle enjoys working with students to create interdisciplinary works of dance theatre. She has created more than 20 works of original concert dance choreography for colleges across Southern California and Arizona as well as new modern dance repertoire for the Portsmouth School of Ballet.

Director-Choreographer credits include:

  • The Pajama Game (Columbia Gorge School of Theatre)
  • Crazy for You (Columbia Gorge School of Theatre)
  • Satoh Makoto's Dance of Angels Who Burn Their Own Wings (MFA Thesis Production at the University of Colorado, Boulder)

Choreography credits include:

  • Roméo & Juliette (Arizona Opera)
  • Amahl and the Night Visitors (Rocky Mountain Center for Musical Arts)
  • Queen Margaret, Two Gentlemen of Verona, and As You Like It (all at Colorado Shakespeare Festival)
  • Youre a Good Man, Charlie Brown (Long Beach City College)
  • The Brothers Grimm and Sisters Wild (California State University, Northridge)

Stage directing credits include:

  • Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf? (Arizona Opera)
  • Lee Blessing’s Independence (Gardner Stages, Los Angeles)
  • Things You Shouldn’t Say Past Midnight (Whitmore-Lindley Theatre, N. Hollywood, CA)

Movement coaching credits include: Beth Henleys The Lucky Spot (Long Beach City College) and A Midsummer Nights Dream (University of Colorado).

Prior to joining MCC, Professor Seigle was a member of the dance faculty at the University of California Santa Barbara, Long Beach City College, Los Angeles City College, and Santa Barbara City College.

She looks forward to welcoming you to MCC Dance!

Classes Taught

Fall 2024

DAN141 Dance Workshop 1 Credits

An intensive experience in the process of choreography, performance, and production elements. Prerequisites: None.

Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
13615
Dobson Campus

Dance Room

In Person
Lecture/Lab
08/23/2024 - 12/13/2024
Fr
10:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Open

15 of 15
Seats Available

Notes: Perform in the Fall Dance Concert. Enrollment in this course requires an audition. Auditions will be held in August and are open to all MCC Students. No prior dance experience is required. For information about upcoming auditions, please contact the Dance Program Office at (480) 461-7597 or visit our website: https://www.mesacc.edu/departments/exercise-science/dance-program/performance-opportunities In addition to weekly class meetings/rehearsals, all students in this course must attend all costume fittings, and technical and dress rehearsals for the production. Students will also participate in at least one full-concert run-through prior to tech week. A production schedule will be provided to students during the first week of classes.

This class is a Zero-Textbook-Cost Course, also known as a "Z Class." You will have access to class materials online without having to purchase a textbook.

DAN150 Dance Performance I 1 Credits

An introduction to the process and practice of dance performance.

Prerequisites: None.

Corequisites: Any level of any of the following dance technique courses with a DAN prefix: ballet, modern, jazz, hip hop, tap, social, or world dance.

Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
13616
Dobson Campus

Dance Room

In Person
Lecture/Lab
08/19/2024 - 12/13/2024

Open

15 of 15
Seats Available

Notes: Perform in the Fall Dance Concert! Enrollment in this course requires an audition. Auditions will be held in August and are open to all MCC Students. No prior dance experience is required. For information about upcoming auditions, please contact the Dance Program Office at (480) 461-7597 or visit our website: https://www.mesacc.edu/departments/exercise-science/dance-program/performance-opportunities In addition to weekly class meetings/rehearsals, all students in this course must attend all costume fittings, and technical and dress rehearsals for the production. Students will also participate in at least one full-concert run-through prior to tech week. A production schedule will be provided to students during the first week of classes.

DAN155 Dance Performance II 1 Credits

Continued study of the process and practice of dance performance at advanced beginning level.

Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in DAN150 or permission of Instructor. Corequisites: Any level of any of the following dance technique courses with a DAN prefix: ballet, modern, jazz, hip hop, tap, social, or world dance.

Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
15171
Dobson Campus

Dance Room

In Person
Lecture/Lab
08/19/2024 - 12/13/2024

Open

15 of 15
Seats Available

Notes: Perform in the Fall Dance Concert! Enrollment in this course requires an audition. Auditions will be held in August and are open to all MCC Students. No prior dance experience is required. For information about upcoming auditions, please contact the Dance Program Office at (480) 461-7597 or visit our website: https://www.mesacc.edu/departments/exercise-science/dance-program/performance-opportunities In addition to weekly class meetings/rehearsals, all students in this course must attend all costume fittings, and technical and dress rehearsals for the production. Students will also participate in at least one full-concert run-through prior to tech week. A production schedule will be provided to students during the first week of classes.

DAN250 Dance Performance III 1 Credits

Continued study of the process and practice of dance performance at beginning intermediate level.

Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in DAN155 or permission of Instructor. Corequisites: Any level of any of the following dance technique courses with a DAN prefix: ballet, modern, jazz, hip hop, tap, social, or world dance.

Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
32330
Dobson Campus

Dance Room

In Person
Lecture/Lab
08/19/2024 - 12/13/2024

Open

15 of 15
Seats Available

Notes: Perform in the Fall Dance Concert! Enrollment in this course requires an audition. Auditions will be held in August and are open to all MCC Students. No prior dance experience is required. For information about upcoming auditions, please contact the Dance Program Office at (480) 461-7597 or visit our website: https://www.mesacc.edu/departments/exercise-science/dance-program/performance-opportunities In addition to weekly class meetings/rehearsals, all students in this course must attend all costume fittings, and technical and dress rehearsals for the production. Students will also participate in at least one full-concert run-through prior to tech week. A production schedule will be provided to students during the first week of classes.

Fall Flex Start 2024

DAH100 Introduction to Dance in the United States 3 Credits

Overview of the field of dance focusing on origins, historical development, cultural characteristics of the various styles of dance and their contemporary practice in the United States, and dance as a vital part of the human experience. Prerequisites: None.

Course Notes: This class is a Zero-Textbook-Cost Course, also known as a "Z Class." You will have access to class materials online without having to purchase a textbook.

General Education Designations: Humanities, Fine Arts & Design [HU]
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
14555
Dobson Campus
Hybrid
Lecture
09/05/2024 - 12/13/2024
Th
12:00 PM - 1:25 PM

Open

14 of 20
Seats Available

Notes: Hybrid classes include face-to-face format on campus at the time listed in the class schedule. The other part will be held online either without a set time to attend or a Live Online session. Students enrolling in a hybrid class acknowledge they already possess the skills described in the Minimum Computer and Technology Requirements at https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Students may contact instructor at: jennifer.seigle@mesacc.edu

Honors Program Only

33924

Online Course

Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
10/14/2024 - 12/13/2024

Open

8 of 20
Seats Available

Notes: This is an Online class that does not meet at specific class times. Students are required to have access to a computer or mobile device, and Internet access, unless otherwise specified. Before enrolling in their first online class at MCC, students need to view the online orientation and complete the readiness survey on https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Students may contact instructor at: jennifer.seigle@mesacc.edu

DAN135 Modern Dance II 1 Credits

Theory and practice of modern dance at the advanced beginning level. Development of movement quality and performance skills.

Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in DAN132 or permission of Instructor.

Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
13614
Dobson Campus

Dance Room

In Person
Lecture/Lab
09/04/2024 - 12/13/2024
MoWe
10:30 AM - 11:55 AM

Open

10 of 15
Seats Available

Notes: Placement in Level II dance studio courses requires successful completion of Level I or permission of the instructor. If you have not completed Level I but you would like to request special permission to move into Level II, please contact the dance program during the first week of classes for placement information.

DAN232 Modern Dance III 1 Credits

Theory and practice of modern dance at the beginning intermediate level. Development of movement quality and performance skills.

Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in DAN135 or permission of Instructor.

Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
15571
Dobson Campus

Dance Room

In Person
Lecture/Lab
09/04/2024 - 12/13/2024
MoWe
10:30 AM - 11:55 AM

Open

10 of 15
Seats Available

Notes: Placement in Level III dance studio courses requires completion of Levels I and II and a placement audition. Please contact the Dance Program Director (jennifer.seigle@mesacc.edu) for more information and placement audition dates.

Degrees & Awards

JD, summa cum laude, Southwestern Law School

MFA, Dance, University of Colorado, Boulder

BA, Theatre, California State University, Northridge

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