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Susan McGuire

Professor - Dance Dance - JCA

Associate Professor of Dance, was a principal dancer with the Paul Taylor Dance Company from 1977 to 1988 and served as rehearsal director in 1989. Prior to joining the Taylor Company, Ms. McGuire danced as a soloist with the Martha Graham Dance Company, which she joined in 1973. She has been on the faculties of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, the Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance, the Paul Taylor School, Jacob’s Pillow, the American Dance Festival, and the summer program at Juilliard. In 1989 and 1990 she held the Sage Cowels Land Grant Chair in Dance at the University of Minnesota. Ms. McGuire was Artistic Head of the London Contemporary Dance School from 1991 to 1998. She was Director of the Martha Graham School and a rehearsal director for the Martha Graham Dance Company from January through June 2000. From 2000 to 2004 she was the Director of Taylor 2 and the Paul Taylor School. She has revived or reconstructed Paul Taylor’s work for American Ballet Theatre, the Gulbenkian Ballet of Portugal, the Rambert Dance Company in London, Houston Ballet, Milwaukee Ballet and Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre as well as several universities. Ms. McGuire currently teaches Modern Technique, Improvisation, Teaching Analysis of Modern Technique, Choreography and Music, and Perspectives in the Creative Arts, Latin Dances, African Roots.