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Phyllis Lamhut

Adjunct Teacher of Dance (Composition and Improvisation)

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Courses

Dance Theory and Composition, Improvisation

Biography

Choreographer of over one hundred works. Received her professional training in dance technique, pedagogy, percussion, improvisation, choreography, notation, and stagecraft from Alwin Nikolais. A principal member of the Alwin Nikolais Dance Company and a leading dancer with the Murray Louis Dance Company. Formed the Phyllis Lamhut Dance Company in 1970. A recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and awards from the New York State Council on the Arts, the New York Foundation for the Arts, and Meet the Composer's Choreography Project. The National Endowment for the Arts has honored her with sixteen Choreography Fellowships. She was director of the National Association of Regional Ballet Craft of Choreography Conference, the Canadian National Choreographic Seminar, and the Carlisle Project's New Impulses Choreography Workshop. She is published in the Kansas Journal of Law and Public Policy, The New Dance Review, Ballet Review, Poor Dancer's Almanac and Dance USA.  Has served on the National Endowment for the Arts Dance Overview and Mentor Panels and on the advisory board for the New York Foundation for the Arts Artists and on the Artists Advisory Board of the New York Foundation for the Arts.  She is published in the Kansas Journal of Law and Public Policy, The New Dance Review, Ballet Review, Poor Dancer's Almanac and Dance USA.