Dr. Christi Camper Moore and Maegan Wasaff
Dr. Christi Camper Moore is an Assistant Professor of Dance at Ohio University, where she also heads the Master of Arts Administration program. She teaches undergraduate technique and composition, and graduate dance pedagogy and arts management courses. Her professional choreography has been presented at venues in Ohio, Virginia, Florida, South Carolina, and North Carolina. Recent dance works include Sentinels (2022) and Residuum (2020). As a scholar, Christi’s research focuses on pedagogy; exploring how dance training, curriculum, and community shape a student’s identity within the context of their studies. Her recent publications include “‘Culture of Basic Goodness’ – examining factors that contribute to student success and sense of place in undergraduate dance major programs” (Research in Dance Education, 2021) and the co-authored article, “The extended mind: Tools to expand cognition in the collegiate modern dance class” (Journal of Dance Education, 2021). Co-author Maegan Wasaff is a current Junior at Ohio University pursuing a BFA in Choreography and Performance as well as a minor in Psychology. She is also pursuing an Honors Tutorial College degree in dance which revolves around her passion for dance education. Maegan has spent many years working in various settings teaching Ballet, Contemporary, Creative Movement, Modern, Jazz, and Hip-Hop. As a dance instructor at Camp Ramapo for Children (NY) and as a teaching intern at the Beacon School, which is overseen by the Athens County Board of Developmental Disabilities (OH), Maegan has taught children and adults with all ability level and is an advocate for inclusive practices in dance education. After expanding her knowledge of dance and dance education at Ohio University, Maegan plans to pursue a Master of Arts in Dance and Movement Therapy Counseling with a special focus on working with children and adults with special needs.