Dance Faculty

Full Time Faculty

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Donna Flournoy
Assistant Chair 619-388-5018 ES 203-N ES 203-T
Blythe Barton 619-388-2453 ES 203-Q ES 203-T

Adjunct Faculty

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Melissa Adao      
Audrey Bondoc      
Nancy Boskin-Mullen      
Aulani Chun      
Raul Gomez      
Lesa Green      
Lucinda Hollins      
Faith Jensen-Ismay      
Colette Pisacano      
Terri Shipman      


faculty biographies

Melissa Adao is a choreographer, performer, and educator. She is active in the hip hop community with her fellow SD BGirl Sessions group in jams, battles, and producing events. She is a two time San Diego International Fringe Festival award winner for her full length production “HIP HOP cabHOORAY” with Outstanding Production in 2015 and Outstanding Dance Production in 2017. FB and IG @melissaadao

Blythe Barton is currently Assistant Professor at San Diego Mesa College and danced professionally with both San Diego Dance Theater (2010-2018) and Malashock Dance (2009-2017). Her company, Blythe Barton Dance, was founded in 2010 and has won awards in ‘Outstanding Dance Production’ at the 2014 and 2015 San Diego Fringe Festivals and continues to present acclaimed work throughout Southern California. Blythe was a founding member of San Diego Dance Connect and is co-director of the 40 North Dance Film Festival. BFA Dance Performance, Chapman University, MFA Dance and Choreography, Florida State University.

Audrey Bondoc trained at California Ballet, Academy of Performing Arts, and at SD Mesa College. She danced with Unity Dance Ensemble and Unity II and graduated from San Francisco State University and toured with University Dance Theatre. Audrey is a Pilates instructor and has been teaching dance and Pilates all over California since 2000. She teaches dance technique throughout San Diego and with students that are currently dancing in the industry and have been accepted into collegiate and professional dance programs.

Nancy Boskin-Mullen's career as a dancer and choreographer spans nearly four decades and three continents. She has taught Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Modern, Ballroom, Latin Dance, Musical Theater Dance, and Choreography and lecture courses in Global Modern Dance and Movement as Cultural Behavior. Currently she is on faculty at Mesa, Grossmont and MiraCosta College. She is the director of California Rhythm Project Tap Dance Company and also directs Nations of San Diego International Dance Festival. Nancy holds a BA in World Arts and Cultures and a MA in Dance from UCLA.

Aulani Chun received both a BA and MA in dance from California State University, Long Beach. She has professionally performed as a principle dancer in the musical Kismet in various cities across the US. Additionally, Aulani performed in, A Chorus Line, and a national touring company of King and I starring Yul Brynner. Furthermore, she has performed in several television shows and movies. Aulani has taught dance for California State University, Los Angeles, California State University, Long Beach, University of California, Irvine, and Cal Arts to name a few. Presently, Aulani is an emeritus professor of dance at San Diego Mesa College where she is teaching Pilates. 

Donna Flournoy is currently Assistant Professor/Co-Chair Dance Department at San Diego Mesa College. Donna has extensive training and dance experience as a professional Dancer, Choreographer, and Dance Educator. She has taught and choreographed at numerous dance studios for more than twenty years. Donna has a great passion for the arts and is looking forward to sharing her passion for Dance movement with all of her students.

Raul Gomez is a versatile dancer and teacher in hip hop, jazz, salsa, and modern. He has taught all over the West Coast, Texas, Alaska, Mexico, and Switzerland and is a former member of both Culture Shock of San Diego and of Los Angeles. ​Raul currently works as an instructor for the United Spirit Association, as well as judging for USA Dance Competitions. His award-winning competition choreography can be seen on school dance teams throughout California and Washington.

Lesa Green: Coming Soon

Lucinda Hollins: Coming Soon

Faith Jensen-Ismay has an extensive history as a dancer, teacher, and choreographer working throughout the entire county of San Diego and beyond. She is a founding Director of Mojalet (1991) and became the Artistic Director in 1997, presenting her work and performing in Mexico, Switzerland, London, France, and Germany, as well as the East and West Coasts. Currently, Faith is dance faculty at San Diego Mesa College and offers classes through Mojalet Dance Collective in Rancho Bernardo at "The Vine" and Arts for Learning San Diego, a Young Audiences affiliate.

Colette Pisacano: Coming Soon

Terri Shipman: Coming Soon