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Ilana Goldman

Published April 15, 2015

Ilana Goldman
BFA Program Director
School of Dance
Curriculum Vitae (CV)


Ilana Goldman is the Choreographer in Residence of Bowen McCauley Dance (BMD). In addition to her work with BMD, she has choreographed dances for Sacramento Ballet, New York Theatre Ballet, ARC Dance Seattle, Tallahassee Ballet, Black Rock City Ballet, Santa Cruz Ballet Theatre, Perry-Mansfield, Florida State University, and University of Washington. Her work was selected for performances at Brooklyn’s Dumbo Dance Festival and the Boston Contemporary Dance Festival. Her three short dance films, Convergence, Fledgling, and InterState, screened at numerous juried international film festivals in the U.S. and abroad, including in Sweden, Russia, Greece, Mexico, Portugal, and Ireland. Ilana danced professionally as a principal dancer with Oakland Ballet and Sacramento Ballet, as a member of Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet and Trey McIntyre Project, and as a guest artist with Alonzo King LINES Ballet. She has taught for schools, universities, festivals, and companies across the nation.

Ilana presented papers on community engagement at the Hawaii International Conference of Arts and Humanities, the World Dance Alliance Conference in Hawaii, the World Dance Alliance Global Summit in St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada, and the National Dance Education Organization’s Annual Conference in San Antonio.


Bachelor of Fine Arts, The Juilliard School
Master of Fine Arts in Dance, University of Washington

Select Scholarly / Creative Works

-InterState [Short Dance Film]. ScreenDance Festival Sweden in Stockholm and 11 international juried film festivals (2018)

Fledgling [Short Dance Film]. 19th Annual California Independent Film Festival (2015)

Convergence [Short Dance Film]. Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema and 8 international juried film festivals (2014)

Give and Take [Doug Varone’s Devices 4]. Gibney Dance, Agnes Varis Performing Arts Center: New York City, NY. (2017)

Facile Manipulations [Bowen McCauley Dance]. The Kennedy Center, Millennium Stage: Washington, D.C. and Dance Place: Washington D.C. (2018)

Petit Four [Bowen McCauley Dance]. Signature Theatre: Arlington, VA. (2017)

Out of Sight [Boston Contemporary Dance Festival] Boston University Dance Theater. (2016)

Teaching Areas

Ballet, Pointe, Teaching Methods

Research Areas

Choreography, Screendance, Community Engagement

Additional Scholarly / Creative Works & Awards

University Undergraduate Teaching Award, Florida State University (2016)

Transformation Through Teaching Award, FSU Spiritual Life Project (2016)

Small Grant Program. Funded by Florida State University. (2018)