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Dance Professor Colleen Wahl honored by New York State Dance Education Association

Alfred University Dance Professor Coleen Wahl
Alfred University Dance Professor Coleen Wahl

Colleen Wahl, Assistant Professor of Dance at Alfred University, has been honored as recipient of the 2020 New York State Dance Education Researcher Award for her unique contribution to the field of dance education through creative and/or scholarly research.


ALFRED, NY ­– Colleen Wahl, Assistant Professor of Dance at Alfred University, has been honored as recipient of the 2020 New York State Dance Education Researcher Award for her unique contribution to the field of dance education through creative and/or scholarly research.

A digital awards ceremony will be held on Oct. 10, during which she will be formally honored.

Wahl serves as associate producer of the Marlin Miller Dance Residency Program at Alfred University and also co-directs Integrated Movement Studies, a Graduate Certification Program on Laban/Bartenieff Movement Analysis.

She is the author of “Laban/Bartenieff Movement Studies: Contemporary Applications," which integrates Laban/Bartenieff theory with an embodied and practical approach that encourages readers and students to gain new awareness of movement in their life. The book was published in 2019.

Wahl holds a master’s degree in fine arts in dance from State University of New York at Brockport, a master’s degree in liberal studies from State University of New York Empire State College, and a bachelor’s degree in dance and arts education from William Smith College. She is a Certified Laban/Bartenieff Movement Analyst (CLMA) through Integrated Movements Studies, a Registered Somatic Movement Educator (RSME) through the International Somatic Movement Educators and Therapists Association and a certified personal trainer (CPT) through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM).