Faculty »

Learn about our acclaimed choreographers, performers, researchers, and educators.

Betty Allen, Director Children’s Dance Program

Maria Cynthia Anderson, Lecturer

Laura Chiaramonte, Lecturer

Jan Erkert, Department Head and Professor

Sara Hook, Professor

Patricia Knowles, Professor Emerita

Linda Lehovec, Associate Professor

Jennifer Monson, Professor and Graduate Director

C. Kemal Nance, Assistant Professor

Rebecca Nettl-Fiol, Professor and Undergraduate Recruitment Director

Tere O'Connor, Professor

Cynthia Oliver, Professor 

Endalyn Taylor, Associate Professor

John Toenjes, Professor and Undergraduate Director

Renée Wadleigh, Professor Emerita

Abby Zbikowski, Associate Professor

Affiliated Faculty »

Our faculty collaborators offer innovative research, education, and training in performance and movement.

Guest Artists »

See who has joined Dance at Illinois for special projects, residencies, or performances. Also see the lists of visiting artists from previous years.

Graduate Assistants »

Meet the current MFA students with assistantships.

Musicians »

Associates provide live accompaniment for Dance at Illinois.

Staff »

The members of this friendly group perform vital services for our department.