UDEO Board of Directors - Higher Ed Rep

Michael Crotty (2017-2019)

Michael Crotty is a dance artist and teacher from Dayton, OH. He received his BFA from The Ohio State University and CODARTS Conservatory in the Netherlands. He received an MFA in Modern Dance from The University of Utah. His interdisciplinary works explore the integration of queerness with literature through movement, text, and music. His theater-dances have been commissioned and produced for The Los Angeles Contemporary Dance Company, The Standard Hotel, Diavolo Dance Theater, The University of Dayton, Highways Performance Space, Columbia College, the Salt Lake City Public Library, Sugar Space for the Arts, The Utah Museum of Fine Arts, The Southern Utah Museum of Art and The Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

Michael also creates movement for theatre and stage works. Currently, he choreographed SUU's production of Eurydice, under the direction of Scott Knowles as well as A Legacy of Love: The Thread that Binds Us, a fashion retrospective under the curation of Wendy Sanders.

Michael has performed and collaborated with distinguished artists and companies including Kate Hutter and LA Contemporary Dance Company, Ryan Heffington, David Bridel, Jerome Meyer and Isabelle Chauffeud. He has taught master classes at The University of Dayton, University of Southern California, Brigham Young University, Columbia College, and Contemporary Dance Theater-Cincinnati. As a producer, Michael has self-produced multiple dance-theater works. Additionally, he has composed multiple performing arts events, including charitable events for the LGBTQ resource center. Currently, Crotty is a fulltime faculty member in the Department of Theater and Dance at Southern Utah University. Crucial to his ethos as the Dance Education Coordinator is the ability to make dance accessible to all bodies all of the time. Michael is also a certified Laban/Bartenieff Movement Analyst.

Past UDEO Higher Ed Reps

Joanne Lawrence (2002-2004)
Kaye Richards (2004-2007)
Amanda Sowerby (2007-2010, 2010-2013)
Denise Purvis (2013-2016)
Patricia Meredith (2016-2017)