Olivia Sabee joins the Music and Dance faculty fall 2015
We are happy to announce the addition of Olivia Sabee to our department this coming fall as a full time tenure track Assistant Professor of Dance.
Olivia comes to us from Johns Hopkins where just this month she successfully defended her doctoral dissertation, "Ballet d'action to Ballet-Pantomime: Dance, Text, and Narrative in French Ballet, 1734-1841" in the Department of German and Romance Languages and Literatures. In addition to her training as a dance historian, Olivia has extensive training and experience as a dancer. She is a graduate of the North Carolina School of the Arts, and she has danced with companies based in Seattle, Irvine, Chicago, and the DC metro area, performing works by Petipa and Balanchine as well as Emery LeCrone, Molly Lynch, Terence Marling, Jason Ohlberg, and Meredith Rainey. She has also taught at the Lou Conte Dance Studio and the Joffrey Ballet Academy in Chicago, and the Peabody Institute in Baltimore.
Olivia will give up her post as Associate Director of MOVEIUS Contemporary Ballet when she moves to our area in June. In addition to history/ theory courses and performance classes, Olivia is excited to teach composition and improvisation classes, and explore the relationships between dance, social change and other art forms.