Phone: (914) 633-2629
Tuesday 5:00 - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 3:15 - 5:15 pm
(please email for appointment)
Fine and Performing Arts Department Chairperson, founded the dance program and developed the full curricula in dance. As Chairperson she designed the FPA Minor Programs with concentration in dance, music, theatre and visual arts and has promoted the expansion of varied course offerings in music, theatre, dance and visual arts - each with a focus on developing in the student an awareness and knowledge of the intellectual, cultural and moral history of the human experience as realized in aesthetic, creative expression.
Her career in dance performance and choreography includes featured solo performances throughout the USA as well as membership in many New York City based dance companies. Professor Mapp's choreographic works have been presented Downtown/NYC Arts Festival at Gallery Henoch and Joyce Soho, 550 Broadway Festival, Irvington Town Hall Theatre, Joseph Papp's Public Theatre, Carnegie Recital Hall, Dixon Place Theatre, Portland Performing Arts Center, the Riverside Arts Festival and the Universal Jazz Coalition Central Park Dances among other venues.
At Iona, Professor Mapp has created over thirty-four choreographic works for performance on student artist dancers both in Iona's Christopher J. Murphy Auditorium and in related community venues. She established the Art at Noon and Art after Noon Series of Performance Events and has produced numerous guest artists on these concerts. These artists include dancers from the New York City Ballet, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, Merce Cunningham R.U.G.S Dancers, Martha Graham II Dancers, Peter Pucci and Dancers, Jennifer Conley, Kuan Hui Chew, Kitty Lunn/ Infinity Dance, Catherine Tharin and dancers, Ze'eva Cohen, Claire Porter, Belinda McGuire, Rebecca Stenn, Jody Sperling, Amador/Oakes Dance Collective, Bill Young and Dancers, Paul Taylor II Dancers, Max Pollak/Rumba Tap, Parul Shah Kathak Dance and Zvidance. She produced and curated the photography exhibit of Barbara Morgan's legendary images of the pioneering Martha Graham Dance Company for Iona College. The exhibit with accompanying text became the feature image on the back cover of the prestigious Chronicle of Higher Education.
She is co-author of the initial document for International Baccalaureate Curricula in dance and is co-editor of the Fine and Performing Arts Department Newsletter. Professor Mapp was honored with the Hugh J. McCabe Memorial Award for Social Justice for her remarkable Performers for Peace Series on Diversity-- Unique Voices, Common Language-- and has been repeatedly selected for Who's Who in American Teachers. She is featured in the 2010-2012 editions of Who's Who in America and the 2011-2012 editions of Who's Who in the World.
She holds a BA in Interdisciplinary Studies (Dance and English) from the College of William and Mary and an MA in Arts in Eduation from Columbia University Teachers College.
Tuesday: 5:00 - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 3:15 - 5:15 pm
(please email ahead for appointment)