Instructor of Dance
Todd Dance 111
B.F.A., Towson University 2002
Areas of Scholarly Expertise and Interest
Modern Dance Technique, Choreography, Community Outreach and Civic Engagement
2015 - Original Choreography, "With Grace": multi-media, modern dance work. American College Dance Association Conference, Towson University.
2014- Original Choreography, "With Grace": multi-media, modern dance work. Premiere. Goucher College.
2012/13 - Original Choreography, "Spectrum": Kraushaar Auditorium, Goucher College and Theater Project, Baltimore, Maryland.
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
2009 Aitchison Faculty Development Fund - Summer Research grant for choreographic research and preparation ("Life's A Toon")
Linda Garofalo is a full time instructor in the dance department at Goucher College, and has been on faculty since 1998. She is a dance educator, choreographer, and performing artist who began her training with Janice Wilk-McCarthy in her home town, Fairfield, Connecticut. She holds a B.F.A. in Dance Performance from Towson University and has trained professionally at various institutions including the Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance, Harkness Center for Ballet Arts, Texas Christian University, and the Hartford Ballet (CT) where she completed her teaching certification in 1986 under the tutelage of Enid Lynn, Diane Fleming, and Michael Uthoff. Her choreography has been performed locally by Goucher Repertory Dance Ensemble, The Baltimore Collective, Surge Dance Company, and Inertia Dance Company at Carver Center for Arts and Technology. Her works have been presented in Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, Connecticut, and New York City. Theatrical collaborations include working with Goucher's theatre department as choreographer for a multi-media, interdisciplinary production titled, Attack of the Monster Crabs. Her most recent creative endeavor, With Grace, is her second collaboration with composer and multi-media artist, Cuong Nguyen'14. As a dancer, she has performed both nationally and internationally as a member of The Bridgeport Ballet Company (CT), Geulah Abraham's Danceworks (NYC), 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, Vincent Thomas' VTDance, Phoenix Repertory Dance Theatre, and Kinetics Dance Theatre. Her historical performance repertory includes reconstructions of Eleanor King's Mother of Tears and Roads to Hell, and Helen Tamiris' Negro Spirituals. Linda 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, Sudbrook Magnet Middle School, and proudly as guest faculty at her alma mater, Towson University. Linda also served as the director of the Goucher Summer Arts Institute from 2004-2013, and designed and leads the dance department's community outreach program, The Moving Classroom Project.