Home > Academics > Dance > Faculty > Juliet Forrest

Juliet Forrest

Associate Professor, Dance Department

Todd Dance Complex, Office 108


B.A., Gallatin School, New York University, 1975

M.F.A., Tisch School of the Arts, New York University, 1977

C.L.M.A., University of Utah, 2006

Areas of Scholarly Expertise and Interest

Choreography, Writing for Dance; Movement Analysis

Recent Publications/Presentations/Performances

Junk Shot, Kraushaar Auditorium, November 2010.

Upon a Day, commissioned by the Beyond Boundaries Dance Company, Mesa State College, July 2010.

Eshq, for the Goucher Repertory Ensemble, Kraushaar Auditorium, November 2008.

Funded Research

Lahey Summer Research Grant for Choreography, Goucher College, 2009

Awards/Significant Accomplishments

Goucher College Phenomenal Woman Award 2011

Who's Who in the World, 2008


Juliet Forrest, C.L.M.A., M.F.A., directed her own company and performed professionally in New York City for 12 years before joining the Goucher College dance faculty in 1982. She served as a principal dancer with Kenneth Rinker and toured as a soloist with the Composers/Performers Group of Montreal. She has taught all levels of modern dance technique and composition, music for dance, dance anthropology, improvisation, advanced seminar in dance philosophy and criticism, and repertory. She founded the Modern Guest Artist Residency Program in 1983 and since has served as a curator for more than 20 premier works. Her own choreographic works have been widely commissioned and supported by grants from the Maryland State Arts Council, the Baltimore County Commission on Arts and Sciences, the Mayor's Advisory Committee on Arts and Culture, and Meet the Composer in Maryland. Her works have been performed at Dance Theater Workshop, Theatre Project, the Conwell Dance Theater, Lincoln Center, the Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, and the Kennedy Center, as well as in alternative spaces in New York and Baltimore. She received a 2010 commission for choreography from the Beyond Boundaries Dance Company in Colorado.

Forrest earned her M.F.A. from NYU Tisch School of the Arts, where she taught composition in 1976 and returned as a guest artist and faculty member in 1996. From 1987 to 1991, she directed The Forrest Collection, Inc., a dance company that featured Goucher College alumnae/i and university professionals. She has also been published in the Dance Notation Journal and Sophie's Wind, a literary and philosophical journal. She has served as an adjudicator for the National Dance Association and maintains an artistic affiliation with the Howard County Ballet. Forrest earned her certification in Laban/Bartenieff Movement Analysis through the Integrated Movement Studies Program at the University of Utah in 2006. She is working on her first book titled "The Teaching of Dance Composition and Creative Process."

Back to Faculty