Grace Gallagher

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Role: Faculty

Position: Assistant Professor

  • Dance


Grace is an educator, dancer, and creator. Her creative research and engaged scholarship focus on inclusivity, access, and the power of community, specifically related to Dance Education. Grace has taught Modern, Ballet, Pedagogy, Repertory, Outreach and Engagement, Understanding Dance, Hip Hop, Contemporary, and Jazz, among others. She has taught at Arizona State University and Front Range Community College and is currently an assistant professor of Dance at Colorado State University.

Additionally, Grace has extensive experience as a guest teaching artist and choreographer in numerous contexts, including guest teaching at public and private universities, community colleges, and high schools, teaching at hundreds of studios nationwide, hosting professional master classes and workshops, serving as a faculty member on a national convention, and working for two separate non-profit programs that utilize dance as an emotional outlet for underserved youth.

Grace has created four original evening-length works; CONSequence, 40 Love Letters, Juxtaposition, and Re-late, as well as had her work shown at Nasty Woman|Phoenix Unite, ArtelPHX, Phoenix Center for the Art's Beta Dance Festival, Breaking Ground Dance Festival, and American College Dance Festival. Grace has earned over a dozen choreography awards and has more than a decade of professional dance experience.

Grace holds a B.F.A. in Dance and an M.F.A. in Dance, a Graduate Certificate in Dance Teaching Artist Praxis, and a PreK-12 Dance Teaching Certification from the Arizona Department of Education. Additionally, Grace interned at Broadway Dance Center in New York City and was an Edge Performing Arts Scholar in Los Angeles, California.


Masters of Fine Art (M.F.A)- Dance, Secondary Education Certificate; Certificate -Dance Teaching Artist, Praxis; PreK-12 Dance Teaching Certification, Arizona Department of Education; Bachelors of Fine Art (B.F.A.)- Dance


D180A: Dances of the African Diaspora

Dances of the African Diaspora focuses on the physical, historical, cultural, social, and political values of dances from the African Diaspora.

D330: Dance Repertory Ensemble

Study and performance of original and historic dance repertoire of the classical and contemporary variety. Immersive rehearsal periods emulate experiences of dance artists working in professional settings.

D220A-L01: Dance Techniques III: Modern

Expanding fundamentals of intermediate level modern dance technique with attention to movement initiation, breath, articulation, and expression.

D284: Performance Practicum

This course is dedicated to the learning and performance of original/ restaged dance repertoire. Rehearsal periods emulate experiences of dance artists working in professional company settings. Through a collaborative and dynamic process, students examine their own learning and practice embodying various roles.