Gretchen Alterowitz

Gretchen Alterowitz

Chair and Professor of Dance

Faculty Research Connections Profile

Gretchen Alterowitz is a dance artist, scholar, and educator. As a professor of dance at UNC Charlotte, she teaches across theory and practice, focusing on ballet technique, choreography, dance writing, and dance studies. She is currently the Chair of the Department of Dance.

Alterowitz’s research focuses on feminist, queer, and democratic dancemaking and performance. Her writing is published in Dance Chronicle, Conversations Across the Field of Dance Studies, Journal of Dance Education, and the Oxford Handbook on Contemporary Ballet. She has presented her choreography at festivals across the US and the Grachtenfestival in Amsterdam. As a member of the research and performance collective, AGA Collaborative, Alterowitz collaborated with Amanda Hamp (Associate Professor at the University of New Mexico) and Alison Bory (Associate Professor at Davidson College) on performance projects presented nationally and internationally. Their writing is published in Choreographic Practices and Performing Ethos: International Journal of Ethics in Theatre & Performance. 

Alterowitz holds an MFA in Dance from the University of Iowa.