Case Western Reserve University

Mather Dance Center

11201 Bellflower Rd
Cleveland OH 44106-7113
Department Chair Karen Potter
Phone 216/368-1491; Fax 216/368-6936
Contact Person Karen Potter


Gary Galbraith, Professor and Artistic Director, technique, choreography, performance and technology skills, dance wellness
Karen Potter, Professor and Chair, technique, choreography, pedagogy
Shannon Sterne, Assistant Professor, technique, history, kinesiology
Part Time Lecturers:
Hannah Barna, Heather Koniz Young, Kevin Krumenauer, Brad Petot, Rachel Stoneking and Erich Yetter

Emeriti Faculty

Kelly Holt, Associate Professor Kathryn Karipides, Professor

Program Philosophy

Choreography, Performance, and pedagogy in contemporary dance form the core of the Graduate Studies in Dance Program with an emerging complement in Dance Wellness. The curriculum includes technique, four semesters of choreography, history, pedagogy, production, kinesiology, music, and Dalcroze Eurhythmics. Seminars in dance medicine/science as well as costume construction and light design are also offered. International workshop opportunities are a key aspect of the pedagogy track. UndergraduateTheatre majors may select an emphasis in Dance.

Degrees Offered MFA (60 credits) and MA (30 credits) in Contemporary Dance; BA inTheater Arts with a concentration in dance.
Faculty 2FT, 6PT

Academic Facilities 3 studios, AV/lecture classroom, costume construction workshop Production Facilities Studio Theatre Productions during the academic year Institution Type private

Location NE Ohio
Enrollment 10,000
in department 15
Department Financial Aid 2 GTA, 6 production assistantships

Student Company Mather Dance Ensemble and Mather Dance Collective (MADACOL)