Colleen Wahl

Visiting Assistant Professor Dance
Performing Arts
Performing Arts Division
Miller Building
wahl@alfred.edu
607-871-2570

Biography

Colleen Wahl teaches dance and movement skills to all levels of movers. Along with being a Visiting Assistant Professor of Dance at Alfred University, Wahl is Core Faculty at Integrated Movement Studies, a Graduate Certification Program on Laban/Bartenieff Movement Analysis.

The central theme of her work is Laban/Bartenieff Movement Studies, a collection of theories and practices related to observing, teaching, and analyzing human movement. Her book on the subject, "Laban/Bartenieff Movement Studies: Contemporary Applications" integrates Laban/Bartenieff theory with an embodied and practical approach that encourages the reader to gain new awareness of movement in their life.

Wahl's quirky choreography and performance has been presented throughout the Northeast. She has received grants from the NYS Dance Force for a several year series of community dance projects created throughout New York State in collaboration with Jim Self and presented "Foot in the Door" an evening length multi-media community dance project at the 2015 Rochester Fringe Festival.

She presents regularly on these topics throughout the US and Europe. Before entering higher-education Colleen was the founder and owner of Move into Greatness, a company she started in 2007 to bridge fitness and somatics and bring the Laban/Bartenieff work to business and fitness settings, including high level athletes and people with different abilities.

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