Gretchen Alterowitz

Gretchen Alterowitz
Chair and Professor of Dance
Robinson 361

Faculty Research Connections Profile

Gretchen Alterowitz is an artist-scholar whose research focuses on feminist, queer, and democratic dancemaking and performance. Her writing is published in Dance ChronicleConversations Across the Field of Dance StudiesJournal of Dance Education, and the forthcoming Oxford Handbook on Contemporary Ballet. She has presented her choreography at festivals across the US and the Grachtenfestival in Amsterdam.

Alterowitz is also a member of AGA Collaborative, a dance research and performance collective, with Amanda Hamp (Assistant Professor at University of New Mexico) and Alison Bory (Associate Professor at Davidson College). Together, AGA has created 11 performance projects, including six dances they perform, four works for students, and one theater piece in collaboration with other artists. Their writing is published in the journal Choreographic Practices.  

As a professor of dance at UNC Charlotte, Alterowitz teaches across theory and practice, focusing on choreography, ballet technique, dance writing, and dance history. She is currently the Chair of the Department, and formerly was the Concerts and Events Coordinator in the Department of Dance and was a Faculty Fellow with Communication Across the Curriculum in 2019-20. She holds an MFA in Dance from the University of Iowa.