We offer a close-knit artistic and intellectual community of dance students and outstanding faculty from all walks of dance life. We also bring in several guest artists every year-including dancers and choreographers from such companies as the American Ballet Theater, the Erick Hawkins Dance Company, the New York City Ballet, and the José Limón Company, and postmodern artists such as Doug Varone, Sara Pearson, and Patrik Widrig-to charge the atmosphere of the dance department with the energy and fresh ideas of the broader dance world.


Chrystelle Trump Bond, Chorégraphie Antique (the dance history ensemble), founder of Dance Department
Amanda Thom Woodson, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies, Labanotation, Scotland ICA

Associate Professors

Elizabeth Lowe Ahearn, Chair, Founding Director of The Pilates Center at Goucher College, Pilates, ballet technique, dance composition, modern technique, pointe
Juliet Forrest, modern dance technique, dance composition, dance anthropology, improvisation, seminar in dance criticism, theory, and philosophy

Assistant Professor

Rick Southerland, modern dance technique, dance composition, dance education, West Africa ICA
Karissa Horowicz, ballet technique, pointe, anatomy and kinesiology for dance, dance history

Visiting Assistant Professor

Trebien Pollard, modern dance technique, dance composition


Kwame Ansah-Brew, Music Department, African drum ensemble
Laura Gurdus Dolid, ballet technique and pointe
Katherine S. Ferguson, ballet technique and pointe
Tim Fox, ballet technique, partnering, repertory
Linda Garofalo, ballet technique, pointe, modern dance technique, dance composition, and outreach seminar


Jerome Herskovitz, music for dance
Lester Holmes, jazz dance technique
Todd Mion, dance production and lighting
Michelle Mulreaney, Pilates
Lew Schon M.D., orthopedic and dance science consultant
Bonnie Schulman, physical therapist
Sara Workeneh, dance therapy
Other lecturers to be appointed