Program & Artistic Director Mt. Hebron High School Dance
Dina Reyes BIO
Dina Reyes received the Admin 1 Certification from McDaniel College, a Master of Arts degree in Arts Administration from Goucher College and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Dance Performance, Choreography and Education from Towson University. She was the founder and artistic director of the Dina Reyes Jazz Dance Company, a local performance company that was selected as a finalist for the Leo’s Choreography competitive event held at the Jazz Dance World Congress. Dina taught for the Children’s Dance Division at Towson University, Kinetics Dance Theatre and directed the All County Dance Ensemble for Anne Arundel County schools. In addition, she taught master classes at James Madison University and the MAHPERD Convention. Dina’s choreography has been seen in the Maryland Arts Festival, Disney World, New York City and the Hawaii International Dance Festival. She taught dance in Anne Arundel County at Severna Park High School and North County High School. She was co-founder and chairperson for the Howard County Dance Festival, assisted in the creation of the HCPSS Intranet and served as a mentor for dance education college interns from UMBC and Towson University. Dina teaches dance at Mt. Hebron High School in Howard County where she directs two dance companies and assists with curriculum writing for the dance program. This past year she hosted the Fine Arts College night, worked with the Ninth Grade Team and Culture Fest Committee, assisted in planning for DQIE and participated in the HCPSS Leadership Cohort. Dina received the National Teachers Award, MAHPERDs Simon McNeely Award, and is a recipient of the Merrill Philip Presidential Scholar Mentor Award from the University of Maryland.
Mt. Hebron Dance Company 2017-18
IN HER OWN WORDS
Dance is my passion and I am so grateful that I have the opportunity to share my passion with my students :-) I am most excited about providing as many experiences for my dance students as possible, including professional performances, guest artists, performance opportunities, cross-curricular projects and travel. It is important that my students work hard, have fun, and demonstrate professionalism and respect for fellow artists and classmates.