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FSU Dance Chair Returns to her Creative and Teaching Roots; Long-Time Professor Anjali Austin to Serve as Interim Chair

Published July 17, 2018
Joséphine Garibaldi

Joséphine Garibaldi

After a full decade serving in administrative leadership roles, FSU School of Dance Chair Joséphine Garibaldi is rejoining her faculty colleagues to concentrate on her teaching and creative research. Garibaldi stepped into the administrative leadership role of Director of Dance at Idaho State University in 2008 and then joined Florida State University as Chair of Dance in 2015.

The College of Fine Arts and I want to thank Josephine Garibaldi for her leadership of the School of Dance for the last three years.  All of us know the hard work she has put in to help this amazing organization remain one of the top dance programs in the country. Now we wish her well with her research and new directions for teaching.

– Dr. Scott Shamp, Interim Dean

Anjali Austin

Anjali Austin

Garibaldi specializes in devising of original performance works, intermedial performance works, environmental installations, video and site-based performance. Through active dialogue and the physical interaction with others she collaboratively works to reveal creative solutions to problems that could not have been possibly conceived without that interactive in-between space of play that dialogue engenders. Her company Callous Physical Theatre was established in 2004. She has been an Artist-in-Residence in Finland, Australia, and Italy, and received a Fulbright Fellowship in Contemporary Dance in Latvia in 2014.

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. 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 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.