Contributors & partners

Wiggle Genius was created in response to and in collaboration with a varied and large collective of K12 colleagues in a diversity of learning populations and distinct school districts over an extended period of time.  Through a diverse group of collaborators, Wiggle Genius offers the perspectives, expertise, and experiences of hundreds of master teachers. 

This page serves as a thank you to all who have been involved at various stages of the process. 


  • Ella, Towns, and Dominic White
  • Dave and Sandra Hammond
  • Dave, Joy, Mia, Megan, Ian, Tyler Galluch
  • Del, June, Sawyer Huff
  • The White Family


  • The VandeWerkens
  • The Boyles
  • Eva Makstutis and George Balog
  • The Stellhorns
  • The BE COOL Girlfriend Collective

University & Arts Education Colleagues

  • USM Dance Faculty
  • USM Licensure Faculty
  • Anne Green Gilbert
  • Dr. Adrienne Clancy
  • Dr. Penny Whalin
  • Dr. Charlotte Tabereaux
  • Dr. Anne Sylvest
  • Dr. Ann Blackwell
  • Loren Bucek
  • Nancy Ng
  • Liz Whipps
  • DeShonna Pepper Robertson
  • Creative Dance Center 2014 Colleagues
  • DETI 2013 Colleagues
  • USM Dance Education Alumni
  • NDEO fellow artist/educator/research/advocate colleagues
  • MAC Teaching Artist Roster colleagues
  • MAAE Teaching Artist colleagues
  • WSI fellow artist/educator/research/advocate colleagues

K12 Colleagues

  • Linda Guise, Oakland Heights Arts Coordinator (Meridian, MS)
  • Carol Jones, Lumberton Elementary School Residency Coordinator (Lumberton, MS)
  • Clair Huff, Poplar Springs Elementary Arts Coordinator (Poplar Springs, MS)
  • Tupelo School District Administrators and Teachers (Tupelo, MS)
  • Mobile School District Administrators and Teachers (Mobile, AL)
  • Paige Perkins, Nora Davis Magnet School Arts Coordinator (Laurel, MS)
  • Stephanie Brown, St. Anthony Catholic School Assistant Principal (Madison, MS)
  • Maggie Dickson, Saltillo Elementary School SEC A1 Director (Saltillo, MS)
  • Sherry Donaldson, Pontotoc Elementary School Arts Coordinator (Pontotoc, MS)
  • Amy Ramsey, Madison Elementary School Residency Coordinator (Madison, MS)
  • Vicki Flanagan, Sacred Heart Catholic Elementary School Principal (Hattiesburg, MS)
  • Ann Nelson, Oak Grove Primary School Arts Coordinator (Oak Grove, MS)
  • Tionanatasha Newell-Johnson, Clarksdale School District Residency Coordinator (Clarksdale, MS)

**Every classroom teacher that I worked with in professional development seminars and especially in designing and modeling classroom instruction.  You and your students were my inspiration!

Wiggle Genius Collaborators

  • Anna White, Web Designer & Editor
  • April and Paul Russell, Videographers
  • Rich Baker, Videographer
  • Coo Baldocchi & Lauren Boyle, Logo & Inspiration
  • Heath Kleinke, Graphics Designer

Contact Wiggle Genius

Julie Hammond White

Full Professor, Department of Dance

University of Southern Mississippi

Mississippi Arts Commission Teaching Artist

Mississippi Alliance for Arts Education Teaching Artist

Mississippi Dance Festival Co-Founder & Education Director

Camp Create Co-Founder & Co-Director

University K12 Licensure Supervisor