Marlena Duncan-McGee is a dance educator and choreographer proficient in Modern Dance, Jazz, Tap, Ballet, and Hip Hop. She is a licensed dance educator and physical education instructor through the MS Department of Education. Marlena believes that receiving an education in dance stimulates confidence, health, self-discipline, and freedom of expression. As a choreographer, performer, and educator, it is important to Marlena that the continued growth of dance as an art form builds from the tools we provide our students of today. Her mission is to encourage a healthy lifestyle through dance by promoting individual growth and development. Her goals are to teach the art and history of dance, teaching emphasis on technique, etiquette, and style, and allow a freedom of expression through choreography and performance.
When beginning a choreographic project, Mrs. Duncan-McGee explores innovative approaches to movement through compositional devices, media, spirituality, social and economic political views, music, visual art, and testing the body’s endless options of time, space, shape, and energy. Her movement is technically diverse, sharp, grounded, and bestows a powerhouse punch. The technical subject is not recognized as the high point in her choreography. As an artist, she reveals the full spectrum of the human experience in order to capture the truth of human movement. She graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance Performance and Choreography from the University of Southern Mississippi and a Master of Arts in Teaching from Belhaven University.