Tufts University  |  School of Arts and Sciences  |  Find People  | 



Contact Info:
Tufts University
Dept. of Drama and Dance
Jackson 110
40 Talbot Avenue
Tufts University
Medford, MA 02155

Office: 617.627.2853
Email Lecturer
Daniel McCusker
Senior Lecturer & Head of Performance


Daniel McCusker is a dancer, choreographer, educator and dance curator. A Senior Lecturer at Tufts University, he also has an ongoing relationship with the Boston Conservatory serving there in the last year as project manager and rehearsal director for the Cunningham Project at the ICA/Boston. His own work was presented at the ICA in February and in June he worked with director, and Tufts colleague, Natalya Baldyga on her production of "Orlando" for Opera House Arts in Stonington ME. He recently was a finalist for a Choreography Fellowship from the Massachusetts Cultural Council. A native New Yorker, he studied there with Alfredo Corvino, Judy Padow and at the Cunningham Studio. He directed Ram Island Dance, in Portland, ME, a community dance organization, and toured internationally and nationally with the Lucinda Child's Dance Company. He has taught and made work for many college dance and art programs, co-directed the Young Dancers Program at Summer Stages, has been a guest choreographer for the Ballet Project at Jacob's Pillow, taught at ADF and at the Harvard Summer Dance, as well as in Singapore, Canada and France.

Courses Taught: Modern, ballet, repertory and creative process

DNC 51 Dance Movement and Creative Process
DNC 53 Modern Dance
DNC 54 Beginning Ballet with Creative Work
DNC 55 Intermediate Modern
DNC 56 Intermediate Ballet with Creative Work
DNC 57 Advanced Dance Technique
DNC 68 Tufts Dance Ensemble
DNC 117 Studies in Dance Composition
DNC 91/92 Special Topics