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Terri Filips Vaughan
Associate Professor, Choreographer
Terri graduated summa cum laude with an MFA in Dance from the Texas Woman’s University and cum laude with a BA from Hope College. Terri has worked as a freelance teacher, choreographer and theatre director for numerous schools, community groups, studios and professional companies. She is the co-founder of InSync Dance Theatre, a professional tap and jazz company based in Michigan, for which she has choreographed and performed. She has choreographed two productions for nearby Artpark: South Pacific and Fame, and The Tempest for Shakespeare in Delaware Park. She has set choreography at both SUNY Buffalo and SUNY Fredonia. She has directed and choreographed a production for Hope Summer Repertory Theatre. Terri was awarded Hope College’s Mary Van Tamelen Prize for Creativity and was a recipient of a grant through the Michigan Council for Art and Cultural Affairs and the Holland Area Arts Council. She wrote, directed and choreographed her own children’s play, Goldilocks, the True Tails, with the support of a Niagara University summer grant. During the summer of 2012, she directed and choreographed NU Theatre’s family theatre production of Duck for President, presented by The Friends of Niagara University Theatre.