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Patty Phillips

Published April 15, 2015

Patty PhillipsProfessor Emerita
School of Dance
Curriculum Vitae (CV)


Patty Phillips is a Professor Emerita of the FSU Department of Dance. She teaches contemporary dance, composition, and movement analysis in the professional major program. She served as Associate Chairperson for Academic Programs in the Florida State University Dance Department for thirteen years before taking over as Co-Chair of the FSU Dance Program. Patricia has served as Senior Lecturer and Director of the BA (Honours) degree program at the Laban Center for Movement and Dance in London, on the faculty of the Royal Academy of Dancing in London, as dance coordinator at Sam Houston State University in Texas, as Artist in residence at Duke University, and as Guest Lecturer at the University of South Australia in Adelaide, Australia and the Conservatory of Music, University of Missouri/Kansas City.

Professor Phillips continues her work in movement analysis, the reconstruction of masterworks and in the production of her own choreography. She served on the Board of Directors and as President of the Florida Dance Association. She has also served previously on the Board of Directors of the American College Dance Festival Association for six years. Currently she is on the Commission on Accreditation of the National Association of Schools of Dance.

Professor Phillips earned a Master of Music (Dance) from Florida State University and a Bachelor of Science (Housing and Interior Design), from Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL. She holds both Advanced and Teaching Certificates in Labanotation from the Dance Notation Bureau, New York, NY and a Certificate in Movement Analysis from the Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Study, New York, NY.


Bachelor of Science, Housing and Interior Design, Florida State University
M.M., Dance, Florida State University

Teaching Areas

Co-Chair, Director of MFA Program, Contemporary Dance, Composition and Laban Analysis. GFS