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Jarvis, Michelle

Professor - Dance


Lilly Hall - 138E

Academic/Professional/Personal Focus

Contributions: (published works or studies, conference presentations)
Choreography includes Rigoletto, Hansel and Gretel, La Traviata, Tales of Hoffman, and The Flying Dutchman, The Rake's Progress, Carmen, Die Fledermaus, Aida and Romeo and Juliet for the Indianapolis Opera; Gifts of the Magi for Indiana Repertory Theatre; Ragtime and Hoop-La for Springfield Ballet; 1940s Radio Hour for Civic Theatre of Indianapolis; Nocturne for Dance Kaleidoscope; reconstructed the original dances from the National Touring Company of the original production of Oklahoma; Graduation Ball, Nothin' But Gershwin, Slavic Suite, Maiden and The Nightengale, On Tap, and Pas de Grieg for Butler Ballet; The Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake, Copellia and Petrouchka (classical repertoire)

Butler Assignment (classes or work duties)
Interim JCFA dean, and professor of dance; teaches Ballet Technique, Teaching Analysis of the Classical Techniques, Spanish Character Dance, Tap, Theatre Dance Forms, Pointe and Dance Teaching Practicum.


Bachelor's and master's degrees from Butler University

Monticello Award in 1984 for choreographic work presented at the mid states Regional Ballet Festival

Association Memberships (professional/educational)
National Society of Arts and Letters; Corps International; serves on the Education Advisory Council for Clowes Memorial Hall; national officer and accreditation evaluator for the National Association of Schools of Dance.

Professional Experience
Chair of the Department of Dance and artistic director of Butler Ballet from 2003-2010; former instructor at Millikin University and the Jordan College Academy of Dance; former company member of Dance Kaleidoscope; Dance Kaleidoscope company teacher for the 1985 season; former resident choreographer for Indianapolis Opera; performer for the Indianapolis Ballet Theatre; guest teacher at the Hartford School of Ballet, the American College Dance Festival, Springfield Ballet, Young Audiences of Indiana, Summer Arts Institute, True Academy of Dance Lincoln, NE and Ballet Arkansas