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Anjali Austin

Published April 20, 2015

Photo courtesy of Denny Axman.

Photo courtesy of Denny Axman.

Department Chair
Graduate Program Director
School of Dance
Curriculum Vitae (CV)


Anjali Austin is a distinguished interdisciplinary artist whose career includes thirteen years of performing with the critically acclaimed Dance Theatre of Harlem. A movement artist, she has performed classical, neo-classical, and contemporary works by prominent choreographers, and choreographs nationally and internationally. Ballets she has performed include Billy the KidSwan Lake (Act II), SerenadeFlower FestivalDouglaConcerto BaroccoPrince IgorPaquita, and Frankie and Johnny – in which she held a vocal role. Also to her credits are PBS television specials Fall River LegendA Streetcar Named Desire, and Creole Giselle. She augmented her career with training and studies in GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS® methodology, and is a Specialized Master Trainer with over 30 years of experience in the system. Ms. Austin is a Professor in the School of Dance at Florida State University, holds an MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts from Goddard College, serves as President–elect of CORPS de Ballet International, conducts lectures on the history and legacy of Black classical ballet dancers, and was recently selected as a 2017 Center for Ballet and the Arts at New York University Fellow.


MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts, Goddard College

Scholarly & Creative Works

– Perspectives of An American Artist. Delivered at Dance Theatre of Harlem, New York, New York, 2017
-Katallasso [Ballet]. Nancy Smith-Ficther Theatre, Montgomery Hall, Tallahassee, Florida, 2017
 -Parabola [Ballet]. Evening of Dance Concert. Nancy Smith Fichter Theatre, School of Dance, Florida    State University, Tallahassee, Florida, 2014
 -Dorema [Ballet]. Tallahassee Ballet Company. Florida State University’s Opperman Music Hall.       Tallahassee. Florida, 2014
-THREADS [Performance Art]. Goddard College, Port Townsend, Washington, Steamboat Springs, Colorado, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Tallahassee, Florida, 2014

Teaching Areas

Ballet, Gyrokinesis, Gyrotonic

Research Areas

Ballet, Gyrokinesis, Gyrotonic

Additional Scholarly/Creative Works & Awards

Scholars Fellowship, The Center for Ballet and the Arts, Ney York, NY, 2017
Scholars Fellowship The Center for Ballet and the Arts New York University New York, NY. 2017