The Department of Dance is a diverse, creative community. Get to know our faculty, alumni, and students.

Our amazing faculty include

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  • a former member of the Martha Graham Dance Company
  • specialists in contact improvisation, African-Brazilian dance, Odissi Classical Indian dance, and site-specific choreography
  • a former American Ballet Theatre dancer
  • the co-editor of Moving History/ Dancing Cultures: A Dance History Reader
  • A National Dance Education Organization Lifetime Achievement Awardee
  • a music-for-dance specialist who has worked with Judith Jamison, Bill T Jones, Mark Morris, and Alonzo King (Lines Ballet)
  • a Registered Somatic Dance Educator

Among our alumni are

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  • an LA-based dancer who has worked with artists like Chance the Rapper
  • a staff member of the Metropolitan Opera in NYC
  • private dance studio directors
  • dance teachers in elementary, middle, and high schools
  • dance professors at Texas Tech University and Colorado State University
  • an elementary school principal
  • members of professional dance companies in New York City, Portland, Chicago, and London
  • a member of LA based dance duo, Cost’n’Mayor

Are you a dance alum? We’d love to add you to our alumni spotlight profiles! Let us know what you’ve been up to by filling out this form!


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  • traveled to South Carolina to study traditional ring shouts
  • trained in intensives at the Martha Graham and Paul Taylor Dance Companies
  • presented at the regional American College Dance Association conference
  • served as Charlotte Research Scholars
  • received scholarships to attend the American Dance Festival
  • been accepted to graduate programs at Duke University, Hollins University, and Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance (London)
  • served as interns at Charlotte Ballet and Carolina Calouche & Co.
  • Traveled to New York City to perform at the Joyce Theater
  • Presented at the National Dance Education Organization conference