Known as a passionate, informed educator and innovative, creative choreographer, Dayna DeFilippis is a graduate of The University of Arizona, where she attended on scholarship, having earned her Master of Fine Arts Dance degree with an emphasis in choreography. Her most recent professional endeavor was choreographing Crane River Theater’s productions of Wizard of Oz and Oklahoma! Other Crane River pursuits include choreographing Shrek The Musical and Footloose The Musical as well as serving on the Board of Directors. Dayna was the Dance Director at the University of Nebraska, Kearney for the past three years, where she taught dance appreciation, jazz, tap, ballet and modern. While there, she directed the experimental and conceptual concerts, It’s Essential, Art IN Motion, When Planets Align, (Dis) Connected and Synergy with two touring performances to the Ramsey Theater stage at Wayne State College in Wayne, NE. Dayna is also an active member of the National Dance Education Organization and has presented workshops at Region V of the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival and the North Central Regional Conference of the American College Dance Association. She completed both her Bachelor of Fine Arts Dance degree and Bachelor of Business Administration degree at The University of Iowa.