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Douglas Corbin

Published April 20, 2015

Douglas Corbin
Professor Emeritus
School of Dance
Curriculum Vitae (CV)


Douglas Corbin is a dance musician specializing in music for training, acclaimed his for work with numerous teachers, companies and schools, including the Ailey School, David Howard, Steps, Twyla Tharpe, Merce Cunnigham Company, American Ballet Theatre and the American Dance Festival. He has made dozens of recordings for technique class, and led workshops on music for dance throughout Europe, Asia and South America.

Douglas spent the 2013 /14 season as a  company pianist for the award winning Ballett am Rhein in Düsseldorf, Germany.


Bachelor of Arts in Music, Hunter College, City University of New York
Master of Arts in Dance, Hunter College, City University of New York

Scholarly & Creative Works

Artist in Residence at University of North Texas Department of Dance and Theater, 2017
Lecture Radical Jazz, delivered at Urban Bush Women Generative Dancer Workshop, Mark Morris Dance Center, Brooklyn, New York, 2017
Winds of Time [Digital composition]. On digital. J. Petuch MFA concert: In TIme’s Grip, 2017
Film: Feuer Bewahren – Nicht Asche Anbeten [performing at the piano in select scenes]. [film], Köln, Germany, Real Fiction Filmverleih e.K., 2014

Teaching Areas

Rhythmic Analysis, Music & Choreography

Research Areas

Rhythmic Analysis, Music & Choreography