Fine Arts - Alumni Spotlights

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Rebecca Whitsett (2013)

Since graduating from Missouri Valley in May of 2013, Rebecca has been back in her hometown of Joplin Missouri teaching at Karen's Dance Studio. She teaches ages 2-18 in a wide variety of classes including creative movement, ballet, pointe, jazz, hip hop, and tap. She is also one of the competition choreographers at KDS. Rebecca is a member of the Cecchetti Council of America and a member of Dance Masters of America. Through DMA she is certified to teach ballet and jazz. She is also an adjunct faculty at Cottey College in Nevada, MO. Rebecca is very grateful for the time she had at Valley and for the impact it has had on her success.

Zack McKinney - BA, Theatre Education (2013)

"My time at Valley was influential in shaping and molding me into the man I have become today. Without the various experiences that I had, I wouldn't have the ability to do all the different jobs my career calls for. Valley gives a variety of experiences both in the classroom, in the theatre, and in social interactions."

Zack teaches Drama I and II and assists with production work in the Jefferson City, MO Public School District. During his years at Valley he participated in show and concert choir, several theatre productions (both as an actor and as a technician), was a member of Alpha Psi Omega, was the director/organizer for a yearly student variety show, and worked in the theatre work and learn program.

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