Christie Bondade

Dance

Adjunct Professor

Email

nelsonca@smu.edu

Christie Bondade is a dance artist and educator whose work has been presented nationally and internationally. She is currently in a post-graduate research cohort in the Embodied Neurobiology program for Alternate Route Dance/Movement Therapy. She earned an M.F.A. (2010) in choreography specializing in production from the California Institute of the Arts, Sharon Disney Lund School of Dance. She earned her B.A. (2007) in dance with a focus in choreography from Texas Woman’s University. Her creative and pedagogical research centers around dance movement therapy as a vehicle for critical dance pedagogy and embodied exploration; collaborative and improvisational work through the lens of modernism; and promoting community engagement through the arts.

Bondade has performed works by renowned choreographers Michael Foley, Robert Battle, Adam Hougland, John Mead, Doug Elkins, Luis Montero and Larry Keigwin. Her artistic work is deeply rooted in collaboration and improvisation while exploring community, perspective, identity, and use of technology. Some of her noted commissioned solos are with Mary Williford-Shade, Megan Yankee, L. Brooke Schlecte and Andrew Wojtal (Princess Grace Award Recipient). Artistic residencies and performances include Feldstärke International, Rogue Festival, 254 Dance Fest, American Dance Festival, American College Dance Festival, Texas Dance Improvisation Festival, Exchange Dance Festival, Bayimba International Festival, Out of the Loop Festival, Oklahoma Contemporary Dance Festival, Eastfield College, Texas Tech University and Muscle Memory Dance Theatre. Christie has served on faculty at the University of North Texas, Texas Woman's University, Collin College, Eastfield College and Richland College. She holds her 200hr RYT Yoga Certification and is registered through Yoga Alliance. For five years she served as office manager and event coordinator for the Dance Council of North Texas, a nonprofit arts organization that has served North Texas dancers for over 30 years. In addition, she creates choreography and performances through collaboration with interdisciplinary artists, has developed free programs for the dance community and engages with the community through the therapeutic arts.

Currently, Bondade is on faculty at SMU teaching Dance History courses, Dance in Contemporary Society – Online, Dancer’s Toolbox, Composition, and Dance Capstone, and she is the resident stage manager for the SMU Division of Dance.

Education

B.A. in Dance, Texas Woman’s University, Denton, TX
M.F.A. in Dance Choreography specializing in Production, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA
Post-Graduate Cohort, Dance/Movement Therapy, Embodied Neurobiology, Austin, TX

Recent Work

Research
Bondade’s creative and pedagogical research centers around dance movement therapy as a vehicle for critical dance pedagogy and embodied exploration; collaborative and improvisational work through the lens of modernism; and promoting community engagement through the arts.

Course list

Spring

DANC 3376  Dance in Contemporary Society – Online 
DANC 4091 Dance Capstone 
DANC 4373  Dance History I: Ballet
DANC 3242 Dance Composition II

Summer

DANC 3376 Dance in Contemporary Society – Online

Fall

DANC 3376 Dance in Contemporary Society – Online 
DANC 1144  The Dancer’s Toolbox
DANC 4374  Dance History II: Modernism



 

 


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