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Frederick Curry

Interim Graduate Director of the EdM Dance Education Program

Frederick Curry is a dance artist and educator whose scholarship focuses on movement analysis, dance pedagogy, and somatic movement education. He has been on faculty at the Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies, the Dance Education Laboratory at the 92nd Street Y, and NYU Steinhardt in New York City, and has served on the National Dance Education Organization (NDEO) Board of Directors. Curry also serves as assistant editor for NDEO's Dance Education in Practice journal.

As a Laban/Bartenieff specialist, Curry has led workshops and presented at conferences internationally including in Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, South Korea, the United Kingdom, and throughout the US. He has taught in youth dance programs in Connecticut, New Jersey, New York, North Dakota, England, and Switzerland, and has been a US State Department Culture Connect Envoy to Uganda. He has also been a middle school/high school proctor/adjudicator for the New York City Department of Education Arts Achieve dance performance assessments.

In New York City, Curry danced with Zendora Dance Company and Rod Rodgers Dance Company, among others, and performed leading roles in productions of The Vengeance of Mami Wata by Rose-Marie Guiraud and Owl in Love by composer Jon Deak. His choreography has been presented at the American Dance Guild Performance Festival, apexart gallery, Dixon Place, La MaMa, Merkin Concert Hall, LIMS Mosaic, the Bridge, Dance Space Center (all in New York) and at Ndere Center in Kampala, Uganda.

Curry holds a master of arts degree in dance education from New York University and is a Certified Movement Analyst through the Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies. He earned a bachelor of arts degree in public relations from the University of Alabama, as well as a professional diploma in community dance studies from Laban Centre London. He is also a Polestar Pilates certified teacher.