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Tina Mullone
Associate Professor
School of Visual & Performing Arts
BRAN 114
318-342-3194
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Tina N Mullone, MFA
Associate Professor, Dance

Education

MFA

2004, Modern Dance
Texas Christian University

BA

1995, Art History
University of Oklahoma

Biographical Sketch

Tina Mullone, a Texas native, began her dance training under Fernando Schaffenburg in Fort Worth, TX.  She continued to study at Dallas Black Dance Theatre and the University of Oklahoma. After graduating with degree in Art History,  she performed and taught for JAADE Dance Theater, Contemporary Dance/Fort Worth and Beckles Dancing Company.  Besides the Fort Worth/Dallas metroplex area, Tina taught at the Texas Ballet Theater School and Texas Christian University.  She performed with Kariamu and Company: Traditions and Bianca G. Harris Dance Ensemble (Philadelphia, PA).  After receiving a MFA from Texas Christian University, she continued teaching at several Dallas/Fort Worth community colleges.  She has performed in Germany, Mexico, New York, Philadelphia, Louisiana, Virginia and Texas. Over the years, Ms. Mullone attended numerous dance workshops including the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, American Dance Festival and the Katherine Dunham Institute.  As Associate Professor of Dance at the University of Louisiana at Monroe, she continues to commute from Louisiana to Texas to work with Beckles Dancing Company, Contemporary Dance/Fort Worth (as Associate Artistic Director) and co-directs M2 (m squared), a performance art duet based in Monroe, LA.  She served two consecutive terms on the South regional board for the American College Dance Association (ACDA). She currently sits on the Arts Advocacy committee under the National Dance Education Organization, dance specialist for Louisiana A Plus Schools, a certified Pilates mat and M’Singha Wuti level Umfundalai contemporary African dance instructor. Her most recent accomplishments include acceptance into Dance/USA’s Institute Training program, a residency at Emory & Henry College and acceptance into Mind the Gap Concert series with M2, participating on academic discussion panels at the International Association of Blacks in Dance and the Collegium for African Diaspora Dance conferences and performing in honor of the great Eleo Pomare with Beckles Dancing Company.

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Licensure & Certification

M'Singha Wuti, Organization of Umfundalai Teachers. (January 15 2017 - Present)
Pilates Mat Certficatin, Balanced Body University. (September 10 2015 - Present)
Pilates Mat 2, Balanced Body University. (March 27 2011 - Present)
Pilates, Balanced Body Incorporated. (February 10 2011 - Present)

Research Interests

I have several research interests: 

The integration of arts and education in the 21st century.

Education vs. arts vs. athletics in the South.

Investigating the connections between Southern ritual culture and the Africa/African Diaspora.

Maintaining the legacy of African-American culture in the United States.

African-American death rituals.

Black feminism in art and movement.

Creative Works

Dance - Interdisciplinary work(s), Love & Violence in America 2014, Dallas, Texas: Beckles Dancing Company. (November 08 2014).
Dance - Choreograph piece, wil wurk fer fud-CD/FW, Fort Worth, TX. (March 4 2008).
Dance - Choreograph piece, Soul Rebel-Contemporary Dance/Fort Worth, Fort Worth, Texas. (March 6 2008).
Dance - Perform piece, Relax, Relate, Release-SDDF.. (November 7 2008).
Dance - Choreograph piece, Soul Rebel-Barefoot Brigade Dance Festival, Dallas, TX. (April 4 2009).
Dance - Choreograph piece, , Dallas, Texas. (April 4 2009).
Dance - Choreograph piece, Soul Rebel-Choreographic Sketches 2009, Brooklyn, New York Brookyln Academy of Music. (May 30 2009).
Dance - Choreograph piece, Soul Rebel-South Dallas Dance Festival 2009, Dallas, Texas Dallas, Texas: Beckles Dancing Company. (November 13 2009).
Dance - Perform piece, A Muse was Here, Dallas & Fort Worth, TX: Contemporary Dance/Fort Worth. (October 3 2009).
Dance - Choreograph piece, Laprinye Reyinon-Spring Formal, Fort Worth, TX. (February 26 2010).
Dance - Choreograph piece, From Mingus to Haiti, Monroe, LA ULM campus. (February 2010).
Dance - Choreograph piece, Laprinye' Reyinon-Barefoot Brigade, Dallas, TX. (June 24 2010).
Dance - Perform piece, Laprinye' Reyinon-Modern Festival, Fort Worth, Texas. (July 10 2010).
Dance - Choreograph piece, Blind Faith, Fort Worth, Texas Fort Worth, TX: Contemporary Dance/Fort Worth. (February 25 2011).
Dance - Choreograph piece, Anomaly-NO17: Beckles Dancing Company, Dallas, Texas. (March 13 2011).
Choreograph and perform, Oshun-Modern Dance Festival Choreographer's Exchange, Fort Worth, Texas. (July 8 2011).
Dance - Perform piece, The Butterfly Effect and other Beautiful Catastrophies-Modern Dance Festival, Fort Worth, Texas. (July 23 2011).
Choreograph and perform, laprinye' reyinon-Houston Fringe Festival, Houston, Texas. (August 19 2011).
Dance - Choreograph piece, Untitled:Paper Chase-Spring Fusion Concert, Monroe, LA. (January 2012).
Dance - Choreograph piece, Untitled:Monkey Banana-Spring Fusion Concert.. (January 2012).
Dance - Perform piece, Two Solos-NO17: Beckles Dancing Company, Dallas, Texas. (April 13 2012).
Dance - Perform piece, Portraits: Lucien Freud, Fort Worth, Texas. (July 6 2012).
Dance - Perform piece, Two Solos, Fort Worth, Texas: Andre R. George. (July 20 2012).
Dance - Perform piece, Currents, Fort Worth, Texas: Kerry Kreiman. (July 20 2012).
Dance - Perform piece, Do Your Thing, Dallas, Texas: Loris Anthony Beckles. (November 9 2012).
Dance - Choreograph piece, And all that matters..., Dallas, TX. (November 9 2012).
Dance - Choreograph piece, Duality, Monroe, Louisiana. (January 22 2013).
Dance - Choreograph piece, Migration, Monroe, LA. (February 15 2013).
Dance - Choreograph piece, Guys & Dolls-Crapshooter's Ballet, Monroe, LA. (April 18 2013).
Dance - Choreograph piece, National Water Dance Day 2018, Monroe, LA: ULM Dance Repertory Ensembe. (April 16 2018).
Dance - Choreograph piece, Fuoco Fatuo, Monroe, LA: ULM Dance Repertory Ensembe. (November 16 2017).
Dance - Choreograph piece, For Baba, Monroe, LA: ULM Dance Repertory Ensembe. (November 16 2017).
Dance - Choreograph multiple pieces, Radio: WRR, Verve; Spiritual Healing; Um...ahhh...yeah!, Monroe, LA: ULM Dance Repertory Ensembe. (May 3 2017).
Dance - Choreograph piece, Dance as sports as dance..., Monroe, LA: ULM Dance Repertory Ensembe. (May 2 2016).
Dance - Interdisciplinary work(s), Rising Down (the more things stay the same...), Monroe, La: An evening with works of Mel Mobley and Kyle Gullings. (February 23 2016).
Dance - Interdisciplinary work(s), Rising Down (the more things stay the same...), Monroe, La: An evening with works of Mel Mobley. (February 23 2016).
Dance - Choreograph piece, An evening with the artists, Houston, Tx: Texas Southern University. (February 9 2016).
Dance - Perform piece, An evening with the artists, Houston, Tx: Texas Southern University. (February 9 2016).
Dance - Perform piece, An evening with the artists, Houston, Tx: Texas Southern University. (February 9 2016).
Dance - Perform piece, Black History Month, Houston, Texas: Beatrice Mays Institute. (February 9 2016).
Dance - Choreograph piece, Black History Month, Houston, Texas: Beatrice Mays Institute. (February 9 2016).
Dance - Perform piece, Blurred Lines: Inconvenience, Monroe, La: Fall Fusion Concert. (July 18 2015).
Dance - Perform multiple pieces, Blurred Lines, Houston, TX: Houston Fringe Festival. (September 24 2015).
Dance - Choreograph multiple pieces, Blurred Lines, Houston, Texas: Houston Fringe Festival. (September 24 2015).
Dance - Choreograph piece, Vivaldi Study #2, Monroe, La: Fall Fusion Concert. (November 20 2015).
Dance - Choreograph piece, ser libre, Monroe, La: Fall Fusion Concert. (November 20 2015).
Dance - Choreograph piece, ¿amour?, Monroe, La: Fall Fusion Concert. (November 20 2015).
Dance - Choreograph piece, Future..., Monroe, La Monroe, La: Spring Fusion Concert. (May 5 2015).
Dance - Perform piece, Claret Tango, Dallas, TX. (April 03 2015).
Dance - Choreograph piece, Dream Ballet from West Side Story, Monroe, LA. (March 26 2015).
Dance - Perform piece, Unsilent Night, Fort Worth, Texas: Contemporary Dance/Fort Worth. (December 20 2014).
Dance - Perform piece, Ryke, Dallas, TX: Beckles Dancing Company. (November 07 2014).
Dance - Perform piece, Peace-Blues-Song, Dallas, Texas: Beckles Dancing Company. (April 04 2014).
Dance - Perform multiple pieces, Modern Festival at the Modern, Fort Worth, Texas. (July 12 2014).
Dance - Interdisciplinary work(s), Love & Violence in America 2014, Fort Worth, Texas: Modern Festival at the Modern-Kimbell Art Museum. (July 24 2014).
Dance - Choreograph multiple pieces, The Birds from Into the Woods, Monroe, LA. (April 03 2014).
Dance - Perform piece, Blind Faith, Dallas, Texas: University of Texas at Dallas. (October 24 2013).
Dance - Perform piece, Day in the District, Fort Worth, Texas. (September 28 2013).
Dance - Perform multiple pieces, Modern Festival at the Modern, Fort Worth, Texas. (July 12 2013).
Dance - Choreograph piece, Kpatsa, Monroe, LA ULM campus. (November 2009).
Dance - Choreograph piece, One Touch, Monroe, LA ULM campus. (September 2009).
Dance - Perform piece, An Evening with Adavion Wayne, Monroe, Louisiana. (October 3 2008).

Recent Publications

Anderson, J. (2015). The Voodoo Encyclopedia: Magic, Ritual & Religion. Santa Barbrara, CA: ABC-CLIO.

Research Grants

, "Student Referendum Fee" (), Sponsored By Student Activities Board, The University of Louisiana at Monroe, $3000.00. (August 2017 - April 2018).
, "Student Referendum Fee" (), Sponsored By Campus Activities Board, The University of Louisiana at Monroe, $3650.00. (2017 - 2018).
, "Academic Innovation Center Grant" (Funded), Sponsored By Academic Innovation Center, The University of Louisiana at Monroe, $3000.00. (March 5 2017 - November 19 2017).
, "Dean's Faculty Research Fund" (Funded), Sponsored By College of Arts, Education and Sciences, The University of Louisiana at Monroe, $700. (June 22 2017 - June 24 2017).
, "Student Referendum Fee" (Funded), Sponsored By Campus Activities Board, The University of Louisiana at Monroe, $2000.00. (September 2016 - March 2017).
, "Student Referendum Fee" (Funded), Sponsored By Campus Activities Board, The University of Louisiana at Monroe, $2000.00. (August 2015 - March 2016).
, "Dean's Faculty Research Fund" (), Sponsored By College of Arts, Education and Sciences, The University of Louisiana at Monroe, $700. (May 25 2015 - May 28 2015).
, "Student Referendum Fee" (), Sponsored By Student Activities Board, The University of Louisiana at Monroe, $2000.00. (September 2014 - March 2015).
, "Student Referendum Fee" (), Sponsored By Student Activities Board, The University of Louisiana at Monroe, $2000.00. (September 2013 - March 2014).

Awards & Honors

August 2017 Arts Advocacy Committee.

May 2017 Dean's Research Fund.

May 2017 Dance/USA's Institute on Leadership Training Program.

March 2017 Academic Innovation Grant.

January 2017 Next Generation Leaders.

May 2015 Dean's Research Fund.

July 2012-2018 Board Member.

August 1999 TCA Artist.

Courses Taught

ARTS 1010HONORS ARTS, 5 course(s)

DANC 1014JAZZ DANCE I, 2 course(s)

DANC 1022AEROBIC DANCE, 5 course(s)

DANC 1025MODERN DANCE I, 18 course(s)

DANC 1026BALLET, 1 course(s)

DANC 1027SOCIAL DANCE, 10 course(s)

DANC 1029FOLK DANCE, 6 course(s)

DANC 2009MODERN DANCE II, 9 course(s)

DANC 2014Jazz Dance II, 1 course(s)

DANC 3001THEORY & APPLICATION OF DANCE, 40 course(s)

DANC 4024DANCE WORKSHOP, 9 course(s)

DANC 4027DANCE PEDAGOGY I, 6 course(s)

DANC 4091Dance Repertory Ens, 4 course(s)

DANC 4093DANCE AND REPERTORY ENSEMBLE, 16 course(s)

DANC 4095DIRECTED STUDY: DANCE, 6 course(s)