Thursday, August 26, 2010
Eva Powers named Interim Chair of the Dance Department
Eva Powers, associate professor in the Maggie Allesee Department of Dance, agreed to serve as the interim chair for this coming academic year. In her early years on the dance faculty Eva served as the director of the WSU Dance Workshop/Company and then as chair of dance 1994-04, successfully transitioning the dance department from Physical Education, housed in the Matthaei Building, to CFPCA in the then newly renovated Old Main building. Her accomplishments include the creation of a new BFA degree, accreditation by the National Association of Schools of Dance and successful fund raising activity. Since returning to the faculty she has focused on teaching and research in anatomy and kinesiology for dancers as well as Pilates and Gyrokinesis for conditioning and rehabilitation from dance injury. She has presented lectures and workshops at the International Association of Dance Medicine and Science and taught in Brazil, Sweden, England, Portugal and the Netherlands.
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