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).

Heather Guthrie

OAC Room #1020

Heather Guthrie

Coordinator

Heather Guthrie is the Coordinator of the Division of Dance and as such ensures the logistic and administrative aspects of the department. Not only does she have a background of more than 20 years of dance beginning at a young age, she also comes to SMU with a strong business background, making her an ideal "go to" person for both students and faculty.

Guthrie has a degree from the Art Institute of Dallas and majored in dance and musical theatre at the Boston Conservatory. During her career she has accumulated years of experience in the corporate world and honed her customer service skills to a finite edge. Her strong background in dance, coupled with her business savvy and the desire to ensure that the SMU experience is an exceptional one, makes her a knowledgeable and easily approachable resource.

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