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Visiting Artists

Each year the School of Dance is honored to have several guest artists teaching classes, offering lectures and setting choreography on our students. These special guest augment our already renowned faculty and offer our students new opportunities and perspectives. Past visitors include legendary figures such as Alwin Nikolais, Doug Varone, Susan Marshall, Alonzo King and Barton Mumaw just to name a few.

In addition, The Maggie Allesee national Center for Choreography provides a constant breeze of up-and-coming, as well as established choreographers, dancers, composers, designers and other artists to our program.
Please visit for more information including bios, podcasts, and videos of these artists.

Alex Ketley

May 13, 2015
Guest Faculty Spring 2013 & Guest Artist Fall 2015 Alex Ketley is an independent choreographer and the director of The Foundry, a contemporary dance company based in San Franc ...

Tyrone Brooks

May 13, 2015
Guest Faculty 2011 & 2014 Tyrone Brooks has an extensive background as a principal dancer and teacher. Beginning in 1979 he was a principal dancer with the Dance Theatre of Ha ...
Ragamala Dance

Opening Nights Ragamala Dance Performs “Song of the Jasmine” on December 3rd and 4th

December 3, 2014
Ragamala Dance Song of the Jasmine December 3-4, 8:00 p.m. Nancy Smith Fichter Dance Theatre Ragamala Dance, part of the MANCC McKnight Partnership Artists project, will be pe ...

Cristina Rosa

May 13, 2014
Dr. Cristina Rosa is an interdisciplinary artist and a scholar in the field of dance studies. Her areas of interest include Afro-Brazilian movement practices (e.g. dance forms and ...

Teoma Naccarato

May 13, 2014
Teoma Naccarato founded the company NaccaratoDance in Montreal in 2005, founded Nacando Productions, a dance organizationwith a multimedia approach, with filmmaker Desh Fernando in ...