Amy Mutarelli Taylor
Assistant Professor of Dance
Amy Mutarelli Taylor earned her Bachelor of Science from Auburn University and a Master of Fine Arts in Dance from the Florida State University. Amy was a member of the Auburn University Tiger Paws Dance Team. While at Florida State University, she created work that was selected for the concert series, Days of Dance, for two successive years and performed as a member of the Dance Repertory Theatre. At FSU she studied with Anjali Austin, Lynda Davis, Suzanne Farrell, Tim Glenn, and Gerri Houlihan. Amy enriched her training through summer intensive programs at the Orlando Ballet (Fernando Bujones & Peter Stark), The Washington School of Ballet, and the Nederlands Dans Theatre. Amy taught ballet & modern dance at Darton State College in Albany, Georgia. She was the co-coordinator for the 2012 ACDFA SE Conference. Her choreographic work has been accepted into the Dumbo Dance Festival (NYC) and has been presented at the New Grounds Emerging Artists Festival (Tampa), and the NC State University Dance Program Concert (Raleigh). Before relocating to Columbus, Amy was the Director of Dance at Louisburg College, Louisburg, NC. Amy served as Visiting Faculty at Columbus State University for the 2018/2019 academic year and is thrilled to join the Columbus State University faculty as the Dance Director and Assistant Professor of Dance.
Honorary Advisor to the Dance Board
Ann Reinking is a Broadway legend! As an actress, dancer and choreographer her extensive work in musical theatre include starring in productions such as Coco, Over Here, Goodtime Charley, Cabaret, A Chorus Line, Chicago, Dancin, and Fosse to name just a few. She was honored to receive the coveted Tony Award, as well as the Drama Desk Award, the Astaire Award, the Laurence Olivier Award, the Outer Circle Critics Award and many others. Her awards and nominations for Best Actress in a Musical, Best Choreographer, Best Director, and Best Female Dancer were numerous during her performance years. Ann also appeared in the popular Hollywood films Annie, All That Jazz, and Micki & Maude.
The CSU Dance Program is indeed fortunate to have a professional creative collaboration with Ann whose major influence continues to have an impact on the theatre dance world.