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What Can Dance Teach
us about Leadership?

This movement-based workshop with Deborah Demast is predicated on a presentation to the National Dance Education Organization and marries the topics of leadership and dance.

March 20th — 5:00 to 6:30 PM
Dance Studio in E. Moore Hall, Room 210

All Campus and Community Event
with a Leadership and Movement focus

Female in red shirt with long wavy hair

With Deborah Damast
Associate Professor and Director of Dance Education at NYU

Deborah Damast is Associate Professor and Director of Dance Education at NYU where she teaches courses in Pedagogy and Choreography and directs Concerts, Kaleidoscope Dancers, and Uganda study abroad. She has served on the boards of NYSDEA (Past-President), NDEO, DEiP, Peridance, and Misty Copeland’s BE BOLD. She facilitates Professional Learning for teachers in NYC and has presented at numerous conferences and festivals. Her choreography has been shown at over 40 venues in NYC including Ailey Citigroup and Radio City Music Hall and internationally in Japan, Uganda, Korea, and Italy. Deborah taught for LREI, 92Y, Peridance, OBT, The Yard, NYCB, guest taught for WVU, Marymount Manhattan, and BYU, and has written curriculum for Peridance, Paul Taylor, Carnegie Hall, DEL, NYCB, and NYC DOE. At NYU Deborah has been selected for the inaugural Mid Career Leadership initiative and received grants that include Caring Culture, Innovation and Diversity, Faculty Challenge, and Internationalizing the Curriculum. Deborah is a recipient of the NYU GSU Star Faculty Award,

NDEO Outstanding Dance Educator Award, Steinhardt Teaching Excellence Award, Dance

Teacher Magazine Award, NYSDEA Outstanding Leadership Award, and Martha Hill Mid-Career Award. She has recently choreographed and performed in three music videos for Michael and Victoria Imperioli and is working on her EdD at Teachers College, Columbia University.

Presented by the WVU Leadership Studies Program and co-sponsored by  The WVU Dance Department and the  WVU Humanities Center.