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Nancy Smith Fichter

Nancy Smith Fichter


Area(s) of Teaching:

Professor Emerita
Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor

Educational Background:

Bachelor of Arts, Florida State University

Master of Arts in English, Florida State University

Doctor of Philosophy in Dance and Related Arts, Texas Woman's University

Connecticut College School of Dance

Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance


Nancy Smith Fichter retired in 1997 after a 45-year life in dance. The Nancy Smith Fichter Dance Theatre is named in her honor. For 33 years she was chairperson of the Department of Dance. Dr. Fichter has created over 90 works for FSU and other companies. She is a founder and past president of the Council of Dance Administrators, among many national honors.