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Jennifer Smith

Associate Professor & Chair of Dance

2 East South Street

Galesburg, IL 61401-4999



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5 (Of the Many!) Ways Our Grads Are Finding Success After Knox

1. Some are in graduate school.

  • Graduate Student in Physical Therapy, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri. Hannah Steele '16.
  • Graduate Student in Dance/Movement Therapy, Antioch University New England, Keene, New Hampshire. Kelsey Witzling '14.
  • Graduate Student in Dance, Mills College, San Francisco, California. Brynn Ogilvie '12.
  • Graduate Student in Creative Writing, Florida International University, Miami, Florida. Jaimie White '09.

2. Some are performers.

  • Main Company Apprentice, Chicago Dance Trash, Chicago. Illinois, Brian Humpherys '09.
  • Actress and Director, Self Employed. Kelly Hogan '92.

3. Some are educators.

  • Dance Instructor, Metropolis School of the Performing Arts, Chicago, Illinois. Juan Irizarry '15.
  • Kindergarten Teacher, Edmunds School District, Seattle, Washington. Emilia Karin Rudd '10.

4. Some go into public service.

  • Family Support Worker, Lutheran Social Services of Illinois. Dushawn Darling '15.
  • Production Worker, Jokes4Miles, Chicago. Illinois. Bryan Valencia '15.
  • Crew Member, Maryland Conservation Corps, Maryland. Abby Kravis ‘15.
  • Child and Family Therapist, the Mariposa Center for Infant, Child and Family Enrichment, Denver Colorado. Megan Hall '08.

5. Some pursue other fields.

  • Manufacturing Specialist, Medtronic, Goleta California. Stephanie Schudel '14.
  • Registar Administrative Assistant, Capitol Hill Day School, Washington, D.C. Jmaw Moses '14.
  • Partner, The 1994, Durham, North Carolina. Krista Nordgren '12.
  • Executive Assistant, Friedler Construction Company, Chicago, Illinois. Cassidy Bires '10.
  • Marketing Assistant, YOU STYLISH S.L., Barcelona, Spain. Saras Gil '08.
  • Casting Director, PMS Casting, Des Moines, Iowa. Ann Wilkinson '77.

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