Maureen Mansfield Kaddar
Teaching Assistant Professor of Dance
MFA – University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee
BFA – Adelphi University
RYT– Registered Yoga Teacher
SMTT – Certified Instructor (Simonson Method of Teacher Training)
Maureen Mansfield Kaddar is a dancer and educator originally from East Rockaway, New York. She holds degrees in dance and choreography, with honors, from Adelphi University (BFA) and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (MFA). A Paul Taylor Dance Company member from 1998-2003, Maureen can be seen as a featured cast member in Dancemaker, the Oscar-nominated film about Mr. Taylor. She has had the distinguished pleasure of setting Mr. Taylor’s works on companies and universities, among them, West Virginia University.
Maureen has also performed with the companies of Peter Pucci, Rebecca Kelly and Rebecca Stenn. She has taught dance and choreographed, nationally and abroad, as a guest artist at many university and college programs, including serving as Interim Director for Vassar College’s student dance company. Passionate about the power of building learning connections through movement, Maureen enjoyed teaching Arts Integration in the public schools of Morgantown through a WV state grant.
As a Teaching Assistant Professor in WVU’s School of Theatre and Dance Maureen teaches dance techniques, composition, repertory, partnering, conditioning, and dance history. She has choreographed for WVU’s annual Dance Now! concert as well as Theatre productions of The Arabian Nights, Pericles, The Three Musketeers, and Cloud 9. As a guest choreographer for the professional West Virginia Dance Company, she has created three works for their education performance series. Maureen is a certified Yoga and Anti-Gravity Yoga instructor and teaches private and community classes as well. She has presented at ACDA (American College Dance Association) and NDEO (National Dance Education Organization) conferences and is currently serving as a Board member for ACDA’s Mid-Atlantic South region. She served as the Conference Coordinator for the ACDA Mid-Atlantic South region’s annual conference hosted by West Virginia University in 2016 & 2020 and was instrumental in helping to bring virtual programming to the membership during the pandemic.
Maureen was honored with WVU’s Canady College of Creative Arts Outstanding Teaching Award in 2021 and the Outstanding Service Award in 2022.