Visiting Assistant Professor of Dance
Joined Connecticut College: 2006
B.A. Sarah Lawrence College; MFA, Florida State University
Contemporary dance technique
In the fall of 2006, Adele Myers enthusiastically joined the Connecticut College dance department as a Visiting Assistant Professor where she teaches contemporary dance technique, dance history and composition. She is also the Artistic Director of the New Haven and NYC-based dance company, Adele Myers and Dancers.
Myers’ choreography has been presented throughout the United States and in Honduras and England. In addition to receiving a Jacob’s Pillow honorarium for a collaboration with the Tanglewood Music Center, Myers’ dance company has also been awarded support from the State of Connecticut and from the Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography.
Prior to embarking on a career in choreography and teaching, Myers performed in NYC with Joy Kellman/Co. for several years and was a guest artist with many companies including Momix. She was also a choreographic assistant for Jawole Zollar for several projects, including a residency with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.
Myers is completing a Ph.D. in Performance Studies at New York University. Her research focuses on the choreographic process of Jawole Zollar, artistic director of the Urban Bush Women.
Myers received a BA from Sarah Lawrence College where she studied choreography with Viola Farber. In 2000, she earned an MFA in dance from Florida State University. For more information about her company including upcoming performances, please visit adelemyersanddancers.com.
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“Engrossing. . . bold dancing. . .the dancers emerge as collaborating individuals. It’s a rich little world.” - Deborah Jowitt, Village Voice