Full-Time Faculty

Carol Anderson

Carol Anderson

Associate Professor

Modern/Contemporary Dance, Choreography, Dance Writing
Director, Graduate Programs in Dance (MFA)

One of the first graduates of York University’s dance program, Carol Anderson has pursued a diverse career as a dancer, choreographer, teacher, artistic director, consultant and writer. She started her performing career with pioneer Judy Jarvis’ dance… View Article

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Claire Wootten

Claire Wootten

Associate Professor

Dance Education, Ballet Technique

Following completion of her studies with the Professional Division at the Royal Winnipeg Ballet School, Claire Wootten danced professionally with the Alberta Ballet Company.  She is a graduate of the Teacher Training Program at Canada’s National Ballet… View Article

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Danielle Robinson

Danielle Robinson

Associate Professor

Dance Ethnography, Cultural Studies, Dance History

Danielle Robinson is a dance scholar who researches the cross-cultural movement of Afro-Diasporic popular dances within the Americas. Her research has been recognized with awards from the Society of Dance History Scholars, the Congress on Research in D… View Article

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Darcey Callison

Darcey Callison

Associate Professor

Contemporary Choreography, Dance Dramaturgy, Gender Studies, Culture and Communication

Darcey Callison is a choreographer and dance scholar who has worked extensively with Authentic Movement, the physical voice, Viewpoints and post-modern theatrical dance. His creative studio-based research integrates new media and cultural studies with… View Article

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Holly Small

Holly Small

Professor

Modern Technique and Choreography

Holly Small is an award-winning dance artist and educator with a longstanding passion for interdisciplinary collaboration. Many of her works combine dance, live music, video and interactive new media. Her choreography, described as “a flawless integrat… View Article

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Mary Fogarty

Mary Fogarty

Assistant Professor

Hip Hop Dance, Education, Ethnography, Sociology of the Arts, and Breaking Technique

Mary Fogarty is a dance scholar and cultural sociologist with degrees in music, popular culture, and film studies. She specializes in researching the dance style known as breaking (or b-boying/b-girling). She is currently collaborating on a book projec… View Article

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Mary-Elizabeth Manley

Associate Professor

Dance Education, Modern Technique, Children’s Dance

Professor Manley has been a faculty member in York’s Department of Dance since 1974. She has taught a broad range of courses including studio courses in modern technique, improvisation and composition and lecture courses in pedagogy, education, dance s… View Article

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Modesto Mawulolo Amegago

Modesto Mawulolo Amegago

Associate Professor

Dance Ethnography, West African Performance Arts, Dance Writing

Professor Amegago is a specialist in West African Performance arts with broad interest in the field of cultural studies, interdisciplinary music dance and theatre performance, cross-cultural aesthetics, curriculum development and implementation, arts a… View Article

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Patrick Alcedo

Patrick Alcedo


A former Rockefeller Humanities Fellow at the Smithsonian Institution, Patrick Alcedo is Associate Professor and Director of the MA and PhD programs in Dance Studies. For excellence in teaching, he was the recipient of the 2011 Dean’s Teaching Award in… View Article

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Susan Cash

Susan Cash


Susan Cash is a dancer and choreographer who has been performing and presenting her own work for more than two decades on the alternative theatre circuit and in formal performance venues across Canada and parts of the United States. Most recently she p… View Article

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William Mackwood

William Mackwood


William Mackwood is a founder and Co-Artistic Director of Out of the Box Productions. Over the last five years he has lead the design team for productions of Opera Erotique, The Third Taboo, Prior Engagement, Sound in Silence, and most recently Bugzzz,… View Article

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