• BTW Fern Tresvan

    Director of Artistic Programs

     Tresvan                                           Email: ftresvan@dallasisd.org
                                                Office: Room 270, Main Building
                                                Phone: 972-925-1239


    Fern Tresvan, a professional dancer for 30 years, has been in dance education for over 40
    years. With a BFA in Modern Dance from the University of Utah (1974) and a MFA in Dance
    from Southern Methodist University (1983) along with a Lifetime Teaching Credential from
    the state of Texas, Ms.Tresvan has taught and performed extensively throughout the
    western United States.

    Fern began her teaching career as dance faculty at the University of Northern Colorado
    immediately upon graduation from the University of Utah and, along with Sandra Minton,
    strengthened that program for eight years. While pursuing her MFA at Southern Methodist
    University, she became a performing member of the Dancers' Unlimited Repertory
    Company and worked part-time, then full time as a faculty member at Booker T.
    Washington High School of the Performing and Visual Arts.

    Ms. Tresvan's choreography has been seen on many university dance ensembles including
    Arizona State University, Southern Missouri State University, and Texas Women's
    University. Not only was her work seen on Dancers' Unlimited but also on the Dallas Black
    Dance Theatre. Along with her dance credits, Ms.Tresvan spent the first 20 years of her
    career as a freelance production stage manager and lighting designer for dance productions.

    For the last 23 years, Ms. Tresvan has been on the dance faculty at the Vancouver School of
    the Arts and Academics in Vancouver, Washington. Along with her colleague Jackie Sacks,
    she was instrumental in developing the state standards for secondary dance in the state.
    The Washington Association of Physical Education Recreation and Dance recognized her as
    the State's Dance Educator of the Year in 2013. Her long association with writers has turned
    her into a closet scribe herself and she will hopefully continue to indulge a recently
    discovered passion for acting.

    Whenever possible and even when encouraged not to do so, Ms. Tresvan advocates for the
    visual and performing arts for all students in all communities.