Dance Department Welcomes Percussive Dance Artist

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

The Department of Dance welcomes visiting artist Janet Schroeder to UNC Charlotte this week to teach master classes and audition students for a work for the Spring Dance Concert. Schroeder will return to campus in January as a visiting professor and will teach three courses in addition to the Spring Dance Concert practicum.

Schroeder is a percussive dance artist, scholar, and teacher, with a particular interest in tap dance, Appalachian clogging, and body percussion. She maintains her physical practice of these rhythmic dance forms throughout the U.S. and Mexico, creating and presenting choreography as well as taking and teaching classes. From 2005-2010 Schroeder toured with the music and dance company, Rhythm in Shoes. She holds a BFA in musical theatre from Ohio Northern University, an MFA in dance from The College at Brockport, SUNY, and a PhD in dance studies from The Ohio State University.

Schroeder will teach classes in dance history, tap and modern dance next semester. Her work for the Spring Concert will be a tap piece.