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Division Head, Department Chairs and Administrative Offices

Division of Theatre Arts, Production and Arts Administration (TAPAA)
Denton Yockey, Division Head
and Professor of Arts Administration
556-5803 CC 4730
Patti Hall, Administrative Secretary
556-5803 CC 4740
Sharon Stith, Financial Administrator 556-9439 CC 4750
Robin Guarino, Opera Department Chair   556-9540 DVAC 323
Aubrey Berg, Musical Theatre Chair   556-9451 CC 4764
Richard Hess, Acting Department Chair  556-9575 CC 4770
Jiang Qi, Dance Department Chair
CC 3723
Jean Hamilton, Director of Arts Administration
556-9522 CC 3812A
Michele Kay, Theatre Design & Production Chair   556-9440 CC 3700
Scene Shop   556-3709 CC 3480
Sound Design GA Office   556-9774 CC 1463

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Isabele M. Elefson

Title: Adjunct Instructor of Dance
Office: Corbett Cntr Perform Arts
Tel: 513-492-7843

Born in Brazil, Isabele Elefson began her ballet training in the Royal Academy of Dance system and continued her studies with Halina Biernacka, a protégé of Bronislava Nijinska. Elefson danced with several companies in Brazil, including The Classical Ballet of São Paulo and Cisne Negro Cia de Dança. In the United States she was a dancer with The Ballet Theatre of Chicago. As a guest artist she has performed with Boca Ballet, The Civic Ballet of Chicago (under the direction of Mr. Larry Long), Terpsichore Dance Company among others. She has danced lead roles in Giselle, Coppélia, The Nutcracker, The Sleeping Beauty, Les Sylphides, Paquita, La Fille Mal Gardée, Cinderella, Swan Lake, “Tribute to Ruth Page” and more. Additionally, she has performed in contemporary ballets including Mr. Lou Conte’s Rodin Impressions. Elefson has choreographed several original works for Ballet Theatre Illinois for children including The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, Carnival of the Animals, Alice in Wonderland and Peter and The Wolf.
Isabele has over 15 years of teaching experience. She currently teaches at Cincinnati Ballet and University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music. She is also a co-director for Dance Academy of Libertyville, IL, and Ballet Theatre Illinois. Elefson holds a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from FAAP University, São Paulo (Brazil) and currently lives in Mason, Ohio with her husband and son.