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Adjunct Faculty

Diana Cummins

Diana Cummins MA, CLMA, ERYT


Contact Info

Office: KINN 216

Biographical Statement:

Recipient of an Excellence in Teaching award by the California Alliance of Art Education, and MUSIC CENTER BRAVO ART AWARD NOMINEE for her visual arts teaching in elementary schools,  dance artist/educator, choreographer and yoga practitioner, Diana Cummins has been teaching dance and yoga for over 25 years.  Past president of the California Dance Education Association, she has worked as an artist-in-the-schools, high school dance director for over 20 years, collaborating teaching artist with Pilobolus Dance Theatre for the Music Center Education Division Summer Institute Program, adjunct faculty (Dance) at Occidental College.  Diana was a High School Dance Specialist for 4 California Arts Projects (TCAP), the California State Education subject matter project for teachers.  She currently teaches Contemporary Dance and Yoga at Los Angeles City College, and Pierce College, and is Adjunct Faculty in the Dance Programs at Loyola Marymount University and Cal State LA .  An Iyengar yoga practitioner, Diana is yoga teacher trainer. 

Diana is Artistic Director of manGO DANCE THEATRE, a community-based dance company. Her work has been shown in museums, galleries, the Alex Theatre, ARC, Pasadena, the Marsee Auditorium, Electric Lodge, Dia Des Los Muertos at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery, and numerous churches, community halls, and sites around the Los Angeles area.


  • BS  in Psychology and Education (Lewis & Clark College, Portland, OR)
  • MA degree in Dance from UCLA
  •  Certified Laban Movement Analyst
  • Completion of certification training, BASI Pilates with a Dance Specialization.
  • California Multiple Subject Teaching Credential
  • California Single Subject/Physical Education Teaching Credential
  • Yoga Alliance Registered Experienced Teacher/200 hours (over 1,000 hours teaching)

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