Guest Artists

An invaluable cultural and educational resource is provided by guest artists in dance visiting the University of Iowa. By scheduling nearly every nationally known company to perform in its theatre, Hancher Auditorium, along with artists sponsored by UI Arts Share outreach and the Department of Dance, students have the opportunity to see live performances, observe rehearsals, and receive master classes from these touring companies. The following is just a short listing of some of the artists and companies who have visited the Department of Dance.

Guest Artists & Choreographers:

2016-2017
Ellen Bromberg
Jane Comfort
Pricilla Potter
Oscar Ramos
Takao Kawaguchi
Benjamin Wardell
Robyn Mineko Williams

2015-2016
Chad Michael Hall
Rennie Harris
Mario Zambrano

2014-2015
Esther Baker-Tarpaga
Nicholas Leichter
Liz Lerman

2013-2014
Esther Baker-Tarpaga
Melinda Myers
Nicholas Leichter

2012-2013
Nicholas Leichter
Jennifer Muller

2011-2012
Alexandra Beller
Trisha Brown
Alejandro Cerrudo
Lindsey Dietz Marchant

2010-2011
Julie Bour
Maria Gillespie
Clebio Oliveira
Vladmir Conde Reche
Glen Edgerton
Taryn Kaschock Russell
Madhavapedii Murthy

2009-2010
Karen Burns
Jaime Camarena
Carl Flink
Nina Watt

2008-2009
Thaddeus Davis
Tanya Wideman-Davis
Dawn Poirier
Harrison McEldowney
Gina Patterson
Sara Semonis

2007-2008
Bill de Young
Brad Garner
Jimmy Peters

2006-2007
David Dorfman
Donald McKayle

2005
Gabriel Masson

2004
Kevin Schroder

2003
Lucas Crandall
Miguel Guiterrez

2002
Peggy Baker
Nicholas Leichter

2001
Susan Toumine

2000
Joan Buttram
Diane Coburn-Bruning
Billy Siegenfeld

1999
Fernando Bujones

1998
Gail Gilbert

1997
Luis Fuente

1996
Randy Duncan

1995
Susan Marshall

1994
Bebe Miller

1993
Doug Varone

1992
David Parsons Company

1988
Dan Wagoner and Dancers

1987
Joffrey Ballet Company & Joffery II Dancers

1985
Rachel Lampert & Dancers

1984
Alwin Nikolais Dance Theatre

1983
Mme. Shu Qiao

And many additional guest choreographers and master teachers.