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Judith Howard

Judith Howard

  • Associate Professor of Dance, Chair of Theater and Dance, Theater & Dance

Education & Professional History

University of Maryland, BA; University of Wisconsin (Milwaukee), MFA.

At Carleton since 2007.

Courses Taught This Year

As Listed on Department Faculty Pages

Theater & Dance

Judith Howard is the Director of the Dance Program at Carleton College and teaches various courses including Fields of Performance, The Body As Choreographer, Meaning In Motion, Reading the Dancing Body: Topics in Dance History and Cultures of Dance as well as co-directs the Semaphore Repertory Dance Company. Before coming to Carleton she taught at Macalester College and the University of Minnesota and served as a visiting artist and K-12 consultant for the Dance Education Initiative, and Arts Courses for Educators at the Perpich Center for Arts Education in Minnesota.

Judith has made dances, performed and taught in the Twin Cities for 30 years. Her work has been presented nationally and internationally and in Twin Cities venues such as the Walker Art Center, The Southern Theater, the Tek Box, and 9 x 22 Dance Lab. In 2006, she performed and taught in Yaroslavl, Russia where her work was presented by Link Vostak. Judith was selected "Twin Cities Best Choreographer" in 2005 and is the recipient of several Jerome Foundation Grants, a McKnight Choreographic Fellowship, a Sage Award for "Outstanding Performance" with April Sellers (2006), and a Sage Award for "Outstanding Dance Educator" (2014). In 2016 she was honored with a Sage Award for "Outstanding Performer." Her professional career accomplishments include co-founding and directing the award-winning dance company, The Flying Sisters Theater. Judith's early dance training included studying with Erik Hawkins and Twyla Tharp. Her dance training also includes Body Mind Centering, release technique, Laban Movement Analysis, Contact Improvisation, Mask (Sears Eldredge/Lecoq), Authentic Movement and Craniosacral Therapy.

Judith holds an MFA in Performance/Choreography from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. 

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