Mary Ann Smorra Dr. Mary Ann Smorra embraces the roles of teacher-learner, traveler, and creative artist. She is a professor of education at Georgian Court University in Lakewood, New Jersey, and serves as a presenter and performer for organizations in the United States and abroad. She uses her skills as a vocalist and actress in the classroom and with a diversity of school districts and organizations. She has received awards from the Problem Solving Institute; has worked with the Xhosa, Zulu, and SeSotho communities in Africa; and has written for many publications. For this article she wishes to extend a special word of thanks to her tango teacher, Michael Nadtochi.