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Frederick Curry joins Dance Department

Frederick CurryFrederick Curry has been appointed Clinical Assistant Professor in the Mason Gross Dance Department. Curry will work with both the Ed.M. Dance Education Program and the B.F.A. Dance program.

Prior to joining Rutgers, Frederick was adjunct faculty and the program administrator in the graduate Dance Education program at New York University’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development. Frederick holds an MA in Dance Education from New York University, is a Certified Movement Analyst through LIMS®, has a B.A. in Public Relations from the University of Alabama, as well aas a Professional Diploma in Community Dance Studies from Laban Centre London.

Curry has presented his research on dance technique and pedagogy and Laban Movement Analysis at conferences throughout the United States and the United Kingdom. He teaches in the Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies' (LIMS®) Yearlong Certification Program in New York and the Modular Certification Programs in Belgium and New York, where he is also the Modular Coordinator.

Curry serves on the board of directors of the National Dance Education Organization, is on faculty at the Dance Education Laboratory at the 92nd Street Y Harkness Dance Center, and serves on the Dance Notation Bureau’s Professional Advisory Committee. He is a middle school/high school proctor/adjudicator for the New York City Department of Education Arts Achieve dance performance assessments. He has taught in youth dance programs in Connecticut, New York, North Dakota, England and Switzerland, and has been a U.S. State Department Culture Connect Envoy to Uganda.

In New York, Frederick 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, Dixon Place, La MaMa, Merkin Concert Hall, LIMS Mosaic, The Bridge, and Dance Space Center in New York, and at Ndere Center in Kampala, Uganda.

Posted spring 2012