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Elizabeth J. Higgins

Elizabeth Higgins
Associate Professor, Dance
Education and Certifications:
B.A., Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey
M.F.A., Florida State University
Courses Taught:
  • ​Contemporary Modern Dance Technique
  • Dance Improvisation
  • Dance Composition
  • Dance Repertory
  • Music Concepts for Dance
  • Dance Practicum in Performance and Production
  • Directed Choreography
Biography:

Elizabeth Higgins

Associate Professor and Coordinator of Dance

BFA, Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University

MFA, School of Visual Arts and Dance, Florida State University

Ms. Higgins joined the faculty at HCC in 2013 after teaching at several professional dance and academic institutions including Marymount Manhattan College, Manhattanville College, Sarah Lawrence College, Hunter College, Columbia University, Florida State University, the Spence School, Peridance Capezio Center and the New York City Ballet Education Program.  Her choreography has been presented in Bolivia and throughout the United States, at venues including the Cunningham Studio, Dance Theater Workshop and Joyce SoHo of NYC.  She was a recipient of the Turner Choreography Award, winner of the New Moves NY State Choreography Competition, and her work was chosen as one of the critics' "Best Picks" by Back Stage Magazine.  Ms. Higgins received a University Fellowship and a School of Visual Arts and Dance Fellowship at Florida State University and was a Garden State Scholar at Rutgers University.  As a professional dancer, she toured nationally and internationally with Murray Louis and Nikolais Dance, Dance Compass, the Brian Brooks Moving Company, Pick of the Crop Dance and Don Redlich Dance.  She has received choreographic commissions from Sarasota Contemporary Dance, the Steffi Nossen School and the Dance Programs of Agnes Scott College and Florida State College at Jacksonville. 

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Phone: 443-518-3175
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