Dance

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Meadows’ Division of Dance is one of the top programs in the U.S. offering both conservatory dance instruction and liberal arts education.

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In addition to technique training, students are immersed in theoretical studies that include dance history, kinesiology, music theory/history and choreography.

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Students perform masterworks of the great choreographers of the 20th century, including Balanchine, Graham, Humphrey, Limón and Sokolow, as well as works by contemporary masters such as Taylor, Parsons, Battle, Pilobolus and more.

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Student choreography is a major component of the student experience, guided by expert faculty and opportunities to learn from visiting masters such as Bruce Wood (pictured).

Christopher Dolder

Christopher Dolder

Christopher Dolder

Assistant Professor

Christopher Dolder is a former soloist with the Martha Graham Dance Company and has spent the last 15 years choreographing and performing with his wife in their company, Westwick/Dolder Dance Theater. His cross-disciplinary journey has taken him to projects in theater, dance, music, videography, kinesiology, “green” architecture, and agrarian land rehabilitation, and he is very excited about his recent arrival at Meadows School for the Arts.

Education

M.F.A., Mills College, 1993
B.A., University of California-Berkeley, 1984

Professional Experience

Former soloist with the Martha Graham Dance Company, co-directed and performed for Westwick/Dolder Dance Company, 15 years as Dance Lecturer at University of California, Berkeley

Teaching

Modern Technique, Composition, Repertory, Kinesiology, Videography, Pedagogy

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