UCI Alum inspired by Dance Professor to Teach

UCI Alum inspired by Dance Professor to Teach

Mark Haines, 52, of Riverside, is seen here teaching at Riverside City College. Haines says that during his 18 years at the college, he has come to understand that a dance program is only as good as its faculty. (Photo courtesy of Mark Haines)

“I was also very influenced and encouraged by Jo Dierdorff and Rita Chenoweth, my professors at RCC, my choreography teacher at Cornish College of the Arts, Wade Madsen, and my faculty advisor and mentor at UCI, the great Donald McKayle.”