Learn about our acclaimed choreographers, performers, researchers, and educators.
Betty Allen, Director Children’s Dance Program
Laura Chiaramonte, Lecturer
Jan Erkert, Department Head and Professor
Sara Hook, Professor
Philip Johnston, Associate Teaching 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
Kirstie Simson, Associate Professor
Endalyn Taylor, Assistant Professor
John Toenjes, Associate Professor and Undergraduate Director
Renée Wadleigh, Professor Emerita
Abby Zbikowski, Assistant Professor
Our faculty collaborators offer innovative research, education, and training in performance and movement.
See who has joined Dance at Illinois for special projects, residencies, or performances. Also see the lists of visiting artists from previous years.
Meet the current MFA students with assistantships.
Associates provide live accompaniment for Dance at Illinois.
The members of this friendly group perform vital services for our department.