Maureen Mansfield Kaddar
Visiting Assistant Professor of Dance
MFA – University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee
BFA – Adelphi University
RYT– Registered Yoga Teacher
Maureen Mansfield Kaddar is a dancer and educator originally from East Rockaway, New York. She holds degrees in dance, 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 now has the distinguished pleasure of setting his 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. Currently she serves as a part-time lecturer of dance at West Virginia University and was honored with the Adjunct Faculty Excellence Award in 2015 from WVU’s College of Creative Arts. As a certified yoga and Anti-Gravity yoga instructor, Maureen teaches private and community classes as well. She has presented at ACDA and NDEO conferences and is currently serving as the Conference Coordinator for the 2016 ACDA Mid-Atlantic region’s annual conference to be hosted by West Virginia University.