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Contact Info:
Tufts University
Dept. of Theatre, Dance,
and Performance Studies
Jackson J101
40 Talbot Avenue
Tufts University
Medford, MA 02155

Office: 617.627.2555
Email Director
Renata Celichowska
Director of Dance; Senior Lecturer


M.A. Dance Education, New York University
B.A. in Fine Art, Yale University


Renata Celichowska has guest taught, performed and choreographed for universities and studios across the U.S. and Europe, including two visiting lectureships at Yale University; workshops in Italy, Greece, Germany, England, Poland; a two-year artist's residency in the Czech Republic; choreography for drama and opera productions for Cathedral of St. John the Divine, Judson Church, and the Glimmerglass Opera Festival; and a longstanding teaching position at NYU. Prior to joining Tufts, Celichowska was director of the 92Y Harkness Dance Center in NYC. She was a company member with the Erick Hawkins Dance Co. and has performed with numerous NYC-based companies. She holds a BA in Fine Arts from Yale University and an MA in Dance Education from NYU. Published works include The Erick Hawkins Dance Technique and Seven Statements of Survival: Conversations with Dance Professionals. Her work has been supported by The Trust for Mutual Understanding and the National Institute to Preserve American Dance.

Courses Taught

DNC 12 Ballet I
DNC 21 Modern I
DNC 22 Modern II
DNC 23 Modern III
DNC 24 Modern IV
DNC 62 Dance Repertory & Performance
DNC 71 Dance Movement and Creative Process
DNC 81 Origins of 20th Century American Dance
DNC 91 Special Topics: Dance & the Hollywood Musical
DNC 92 Special Topics: Creative Dance for Children
DNC 117 Studies in Dance Composition
DNC 191 Advanced Dance Studies
DNC 192 Dance Research Project