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Upcoming Dance Events


Thursday, November 30, 2017

Anna Karenina: Novel, Ballet, Play

A Screening 5:00 pm. Weis Cinema

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Bard College Dance Program presents Senior Dance Concert

7:30 pm. Fisher Center, LUMA Theater

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Bard College Dance Program presents Senior Dance Concert

7:30 pm. Fisher Center, LUMA Theater

Friday, March 9, 2018

Spring Dance

7:30 pm. Fisher Center, LUMA Theater

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Spring Dance

7:30 pm. Fisher Center, LUMA Theater

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Spring Dance

2:00 pm. Fisher Center, LUMA Theater

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Spring Dance

4:00 pm. Fisher Center, LUMA Theater

Friday, April 13, 2018

Faculty Dance Concert

7:30 pm. Fisher Center, LUMA Theater

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Faculty Dance Concert

7:30 pm. Fisher Center, LUMA Theater

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Faculty Dance Concert

2:00 pm. Fisher Center, LUMA Theater

Dance Faculty

Maria Simpson, director

Professor of Dance, Dance Program Director, Chair, Arts Division
Phone: 845-758-7996
E-mail: msimpson@bard.edu

Performer, choreographer and teacher. Maria has taught at Mount Holyoke College, Middlebury College, the University of Washington, the Bates Summer Dance Festival, the 1997 Seattle Summer Dance Festival, the Kaatsbaan International Dance Center’s Summer Workshop, the 2007 Vassar College Summer Workshop, and the Gibney Dance Center in New York City.
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Souleymane Badolo

Artist in Residence
Souleymane ‘Solo’ Badolo is a Brooklyn-based choreographer and dancer born in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. He started his professional career as a dancer for the DAMA, a traditional African dance company. In 1993, he founded his own Burkina Faso-based troupe, Kongo Ba Téria, which fuses traditional African dances with western contemporary dance and continues to tour internationally. VIEW MORE >>

Jean Churchill

Professor of Dance
Phone: 845-758-7933
E-mail: churchil@bard.edu
Studied modern dance at Connecticut College Dance Festival. Member, Boston Ballet Company (1966–72); artistic director, New England Dinosaur (1976). Performed works by James Waring, Trisha Brown, Carolyn Brown, George Balanchine, Norman Walker, and in classical and modern ballets.  VIEW MORE >>

Leah Cox

Term Associate Professor of Dance
Phone: 845-758-7945
E-mail: lcox@bard.edu
M.F.A., Hollins University, B.A., Texas Christian University. Dean of the American Dance Festival; former director of the New York Live Arts/ Bard College partnership (2009-2015); former education director of New York Live Arts; former education director, company member, and rehearsal assistant, Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company (2001–2014).

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Lindsay Clark

Visiting Assistant Professor in Dance
Phone: 845-758-7935
Email: lindsaywalkerclark@gmail.com

Lindsay Clark has been performing and teaching in NYC and internationally since 2005. She has had the pleasure of working with Shen Wei Dance Arts, Faye Driscoll, Jennie Mary Tai Liu, Yve Laris Cohen, Miguel Gutierrez and the Powerful People, Vanessa Anspaugh, Jack Ferver, John Jasperse, Yasuko Yokoshi, Michelle Boulé, Pontus Lidberg, and Xavier Le Roy.
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Peggy Florin

Visiting Associate Professor of Dance
Phone: 845-758-7935
E-mail: florin@bard.edu
Choreographer, performer and teacher who has taught at Oberlin College, Ohio University, Williams College, Bennington College and at summer residencies at the Bennington College July Program, Pro Danza Italia and the White Mountain Dance Festival. VIEW MORE >>

Peter Kyle

Visiting Assistant Professor of Dance
Phone: 845-758-7913
Email: info@peterkyledance.org
B.A., Kenyon College; M.F.A., University of Washington. Dancer, choreographer, filmmaker, and artistic director of Peter Kyle Dance. He toured internationally with Nikolais and Murray Louis Dance (1992–94, 1996–99), and has performed professionally with Mark Morris Dance Group, Erick Hawkins Dance Company, Gina Gibney Dance, Works/Laura Glenn Dance and the theater company Pacific Performance Project/east, among others. VIEW MORE >>

Tara Lorenzen

Teaching Artist, The Trisha Brown Dance Company
Tara Lorenzen (Dancer) is originally from the hills of West Virginia. Upon graduation from SUNY Purchase, she became a member of the Repertory Understudy Group under Merce Cunningham where she created an original role in “EyeSpace” as well as reconstructing earlier works such as “Rune” and “Summerspace". VIEW MORE >>

Cori Olinghouse

Teaching Artist, Trisha Brown Dance Company
845-758-7945
corihouse@gmail
Cori Olinghouse (Instructor) is a choreographer, teacher, and Archive Director for the Trisha Brown Dance Company. She danced for TBDC from 2002-2006, during which she originated a role in how long does the subject linger on the edge of the volume… (2005), performed in twelve other pieces of repertory, and was featured as a soloist at the Bolshoi Theater as part of the Benois de la Danse award festival. VIEW MORE >>