Ms. Wessells has been involved in dance and theater all her life. After receiving her MA in dance from New York University, she taught Modern dance at Sweet Briar College, then Westhampton (now University of Richmond) and then VCU where she still teaches improvisation. For 25 years, she was the dance critic for the Richmond Times Dispatch. She has choreographed a total of 30 major musicals for local theaters including Theater Virginia, Swift Creek Mill, Barksdale, Ft. Lee and Dogwood Dell. She has also performed in New York City and Colorado with Hanya Holm’s Dance Company.