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ISU Dance Faculty and Staff

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Dr. Marcia Lloyd

Professor Emeritus of Dance

(208) 282-2907

  • B.S. University of Central Missouri
  • M.A. University of Wyoming
  • Ed.D. University of Utah

Dr. Marcia Lloyd is an Idaho dance educator and an accomplished writer for dance who travels the world sharing and teaching dance education. She has published many articles about dance education including “Pioneering dance education: Forging a pathway for the future” (in the book “Perspectives on Dance Education” in 2017). Her book “Creative dance: A manual for teaching all ages” was published in 2014 by the University of Malaya Press in Kuala Lumpur. She taught at ISU for 25 years before retiring in 2001. She taught many forms of dance, but specialized in creative dance. She created a dance minor at ISU that includes dance technique, theory and dance education courses. She was also a visiting professor of dance at several Malaysian universities from 1977 to 2015 and was a Fulbright professor of dance to the University of Malaya and Universiti Sains Malaysia in 1999. In 2017, Lloyd received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Dance Education Organization. 

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Kathleen Diehl

Assistant Professor

(208) 282-6143

  • B.A. State University of New York at Plattsburgh
  • M.S.W. Case Western University 
  • M.F.A. The College at Brockport

Kathy Diehl began her professional dance career as a founding company member of Rochester City Ballet under the artistic direction of Timothy Draper. Diehl has danced with Bill Evans Dance Company, Present Tense Dance, Biodance, and Anne Burnidge and Dancers. She has performed works by Larry Keigwin, Mariah Maloney, Marina Mascarell, Paul Selwyn Norton, Doug Varone, Mark Morris, Heidi Latsky, Eran Hanlon, and José Limón and has appeared as a guest artist with various freelance artists. Diehl has choreographed works for several universities and has presented work at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, American Dance Guild Festival, WAXworks, RADfest, Rochester Contemporary Dance Collective, Fort Worth Contemporary Dance Festival, and others. She has been on faculty in both full and part-time appointments at Cleveland State University, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Webster University, The College at Brockport, Nazareth College, and University of Rochester.

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Laura Lee

Dr. Lauralee Zimmerly

Senior Lecturer Composition, Modern, Pilates, Theory

(208) 282-2907

  • B.A. University of the Pacific
  • M.A. University of California, Los Angeles
  • Ed.D. Idaho State University

Sergiu Brindusa

Instructor of Dance Ballet

(208) 282-2658

  • Floria Capsali Choreography Institute, Bucharest, Romania
  • The Kirov Academy of Ballet, Washington, D.C.

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