The Department of Dance is a diverse, creative community.

Our amazing faculty include

  • a former member of the Marth Graham Dance Company
  • specialists in contact improvisation, Afro-Brazilian dance, 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)

Recently, our students have

  • travelled 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

Among our alumni are

  • dance teachers in elementary, middle, and high schools
  • a dance professor at Texas Tech University
  • an elementary school principal
  • private dance studio directors
  • a professional mime