Tina Curran

Tina Curran, MFA, Ph.D teaches at the University of Texas at Austin in the Department of Theater and Dance where she is co-developing a BFA in dance education leading to Texas State dance teacher certification.  Tina is a cofounder, with Ann Hutchison Guest, of the Language of Dance Center (USA). She has conducted LOD certification courses and workshops across the United States and in Mexico, Taiwan and the United Kingdom.  Tina also serves on the faculty of the Dance Education Laboratory at the 92nd Street Y - Harkness Dance Center to provides professional development courses for pre-service and in-service dance educators in K-12, higher education, community, and cultural organizations. As a consultant to the New York City Department of Education Project Arts Office, Tina first participated in the writing of the Blueprint for Teaching and Learning in Dance PreK-12 and afterward delivering professional development workshops for certified dance specialists. As an artist, educator and scholar, Curran’s focus is on developing dance literacy and promoting dance legacy. Tina has restaged dances from Labanotation score including: L'Après Midi d'un Faune by Vaslav Nijinsky; How Long, Brethren? by Helen Tamiris; Desperate Heart by Valerie Bettis; and both Gossip and Life Continues by Maggie Grippenberg. Her book credit include: Your Move: The Language of Dance Approach to the Study of Movement and Dance, 2nd ed. co-author with Ann Hutchinson Guest, George Balanchine Critical Editions: Concerto Barocco co-authored with Christian Matjias and The Experience of Staging Vaslav Nijinky’s L’Apres-midi d’un Faune in Higher Education.

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Dance / Dance Pedagogy
Phone: 512-475-6583