dance

Barbara Angeline

Associate Chair of the Dance Department

M.A. in Dance Education (New York University); B.A. in Dance (University of California, Irvine). Teaching includes: History of Broadway Dance (fully online/course author); Jazz Dance Technique; Broadway Dance Technique and Dance Studies; Graduate Colloquium: Research and MFA Pedagogy for Online Dance Education.

Previous teaching: Adjunct Professor at Drew University (History and Performance of Musical Theater, Ballet, Jazz Dance). Assistant and substitute teacher at the Steinhardt School, NYU (Musical Theatre Dance; Musical Theatre Audition workshops; graduate level Jazz Dance and Ballet). Instructor at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in NYC (Movement for Actors; musical theatre and period movement workshops; movement and combat choreography for Academy Company plays).

Research: Critical thinking in dance education. Presentations include: “Critical Pedagogy in Dance Technique Class” workshops at Rutgers University, Harvard University, SUNY Brockport, Tisch School of the Arts, NYU, Hofstra University, and National Dance Education Organization conferences.

Performance includes: Broadway Backwards 5 (soloist, Vivian Beaumont Theatre); Broadway Backwards 6 (Dance Captain, Longacre Theater); Broadway Backwards 7 (Al Hirschfeld Theatre); Oakland Ballet Company (soloist); The Gypsy of the Year Awards; featured dance roles in Equity musicals, Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular(5 years); The Radio City Easter Spectacular (Dance Captain, 4 years). Worked with Woody Allen, Jerry Mitchell, Graciela Daniele, Robert Bartley, Bernadette Peters and Aretha Franklin.

Hysterika Jazz Dance Company (Artistic Director): Dance company honors the African-American origins of jazz dance while finding its place in the continuing evolution of jazz dance. Creative Research includes: "eat Crow" (inspired by Josephine Baker); "Tightrope" (a study of Bob Fosse); "Mi Maschera (Mask Me)"; "Hot Miss Lil" (music and life of Lil Hardin Armstrong); and "Doin' My Jazz” (inspired by James Brown). Featured company performances: Celebrating Black Excellence (National Black Theatre, Harlem); NY Jazz Choreography Project (Salvatore Capezio Theater, NYC) and The Steffi Nossen Choreography Showcase.