Faculty & Staff
Mitacchione has been the assistant professor of Dance at Middlesex College for over 20 years. There she founded, and is the artistic director of, the Middlesex College Dance Ensemble. In addition to serving as a lecturer for MGSA teaching “Intro to Jazz Dance,” she also has been an adjunct at Kean University since 2021 teaching Dance in Musical Theatre, Tap 1 and Tap 2. She is certified in the “Simonson Method of Teacher Training” by Lynn Simonson and has studied with the Limón Dance Company. Mitacchione is a professional member of Dance New Jersey and the National Dance Education Organization, for which she has presented nationally. She has choreographed numerous musicals such as PIPPIN (Kean University), RAGTIME (Light Opera of NJ at SOPAC), A CHORUS LINE (Plays-in-the-Park, Edison, NJ), and THE WHO’S TOMMY (Middlesex College). She has choreographed more than 25 dance works for the Middlesex College Dance Ensemble ,where she was awarded a grant, “Passport to Sexual Health”, from the American Association of Community Colleges, which supported her choreography Dancing Around the Truth – HIV/AIDS. She has performed works by choreographers such as Claire Bataille, Eileen Cropley, Keith Elliot, Barry Fischer, Beth Wild, Deborah Damast, Douglass Dunn, Paul Taylor, members of Six Degree’s Dance Co., and was the founder/director/choreographer of Momento Dance Company. Mitacchione has served as a judge/adjudicator/master class teacher for Middlesex County High School of the Arts, Ocean County Performing Arts Academy, Middlesex County Teen Arts Festivals, Power of Dance competition, Piscataway HS dance program, the NJ Governor’s Award for Dance Scholarship; and National Society of Arts & Letters. She has taught for over a dozen NJ-based dance studios and most recently choreographed a musical theater piece for the graduating seniors of Union County Vocational & Technical School.