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Linda Garofalo

Instructor of Dance

Todd Dance Hall 111
410-337-6493
linda.garofalo@goucher.edu


Education

B.F.A., Towson University 2002


Areas of Scholarly Expertise and Interest

Modern Dance Technique, Choreography, Community Outreach and Civic Engagement 


Recent Publications/Presentations/Performances

2012 - Choreographer, "Attack of the Monster Crabs": original interdisciplinary, multi-media play.  Dunnock Theater, Goucher College

2009/10 - Original Choreography, "Life's A Toon": Kraushaar Auditorium, Goucher College and Virginia Commonwealth University

2008 - Original Choreography, "Sacred Balance": Kraushaar Auditorium, Goucher College


Funded Research

2009 Aitchison Faculty Development Fund - Summer Research grant for choreographic research and preparation  ("Life's A Toon") 


Biography

Linda Garofalo is a full time instructor at Goucher College currently teaching both modern dance and ballet technique and directing the Dance Department's outreach program, The Moving Classroom Project. She is also the artistic director of the Goucher Summer Arts Institute.  She is a dancer, choreographer, and dance educator who began her training with Janice Wilk McCarthy in Fairfield, Connecticut.  She holds a B.F.A. in Dance Performance from Towson University and has trained professionally at the Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance, Harkness Center for Dance, and the Hartford Ballet (CT) where she completed her teaching certification in 1986 under the tutelage of Enid Lynn and Michael Uthoff.  She has performed both nationally and internationally as a member of Geulah Abraham's Danceworks in New York City, Surge Dance Company of Baltimore, and in Edinburgh, Scotland, with The Ordinary/Extraordinary Dance Theatre.  She has also performed in the Baltimore area with Nancy Romita's Moving Company, Phoenix Repertory Dance Theatre, and Kinetics Dance Theatre. Her repertory includes classical and contemporary works by choreographers such as Michael Uthoff, Geulah Abrahams, Keith Lee, Mark Taylor, Scott Rink, Melanie Richards, and Scott Putman. Her historical repertory includes Eleanor King's Mother of Tears, Air, Moon Dances, and Roads to Hell, and Helen Tamiris' Negro Spirituals. Her choreography has been performed locally by Goucher Repertory Dance Ensemble, Inertia Dance Company, and Surge Dance Company. Her works have been presented in Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, Connecticut, and New York City.  Her commitment to community outreach and civic engagement through art and movement has led to the creation and direction of six original productions that tour the local Baltimore City and County schools. Ms. Garofalo has served on the faculties of various institutions such as Connecticut Ballet Theatre, Hartford Ballet, University of Maryland Baltimore County, Carver Center for Arts and Technology, and Sudbrook Magnet Middle School.  Most recently, Linda worked in collaboration with the Goucher Theatre department as choreographer for the original play, "Attack of the Monster Crabs". 


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