Miriam Mahdaviani

Lecturer and Chair of Dance

Miriam Mahdaviani is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Dance at Vassar College. She danced for the New York City Ballet, after studying at the School of American Ballet under the direction of George Balanchine. While at NYCB, she launched her choreographic career, creating several ballets for that company as well as for companies and colleges around the country. At Vassar, Ms. Mahdaviani teaches ballet technique and pointe classes from the Upper Beginner through Intermediate levels, coaches students in the classical repertoire, teaches Balanchine technique and variations, and choreographs for the Vassar Repertory Dance Theatre.

BA, SUNY at Purchase College
At Vassar since 2013

Contact

845-437-7472
Kenyon Hall
Box 141

Research and Academic Interests

Dance Applications in Cognitive Science: Perception-Action Coupling, Embodiment, Motor Control and Skill Learning
Cross-Disciplinary Dance Applications
Arts Management
Dance as a Means of Social Action

Departments and Programs

Courses

DANC 160 Introduction to Ballet
DANC 164 Upper Level Beginner Ballet
DANC 165 Upper Level Beginner Ballet II
DANC 264 Intermediate Ballet I
DANC 265 Intermediate Ballet II
DANC 266 Intermediate Ballet III
DANC 267 Intermediate Ballet IV
DANC 364 Repertory Dance Theatre I
DANC 365 Repertory Dance Theatre II
DANC 366 Repertory Dance Theatre III
DANC 367 Repertory Dance Theatre IV

Grants, Fellowships, Honors, Awards

President's Award for Achievement in Arts Management, Purchase College, State University of New York

Choo-San Goh Award for Choreography, Choo-San Goh and H. Robert Magee Foundation

DCAC Choreography Fellowship, Duchess County Arts Council

Mae L. Wein Award for Choreography, The School of American Ballet

Martin E. Segal Award for Choreography, Lincoln Center

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Miriam Mahdaviani
Karl Rabe