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Guest Artists

Caitlin Abraham

Spring 2018

Caitlin Abraham hosted WKU's Dance Program Gotta Dance Friday on February 16, 2018. Her 90-minute Theatre Jazz class was followed by a Q&A session. Abraham is a Broadway actor, singer, dancer and a former Soloist at Carolina Ballet.  She was raised in Detroit and graduated from Interlochen Arts Academy.  Caitlin studied Fosse-style jazz with the tremendous . . . read more


Roberto Sifontes

Spring 2018

Roberto Sifontes led the first Gotta Dance Friday of the Spring 2018 semester in one of Gordon Wilson Hall's dance studios. His class focused on classical partnering in ballet, as seen in pictures to the right. Mr. Sifontes was born in Cuba. He received his training at the Professional School of Arts in Camaguey, Cuba. After graduating in 1989, he joined the Ballet of Camaguey . . . read more


Keith Fitzpatrick 

Fall 2017

Sponsored by the National Dance Education Organization (NDEO) student chapter, Keith Fitzpatrick visited the Department of Theatre & Dance on September 15, 2017. WKU's Dance Program hosted "Gotta Dance Friday" featuring Fitzpatrick, a hip hop choreographer, dancer and teacher who brings "a dance style that has an urban edge with a lyrical . . . read more


Matthew Farmer

Spring 2017

Matthew Farmer is currently the Chair of the Dance Department at Hope College, the Co-Artistic Director of R.G. Dance Productions and the Co-Artistic Director of H2 Dance Co. Formerly the Director of Dance at Anderson University, Farmer has had great success as a director, educator, choreographer, performer, and author; co-authoring a book. . .read more

Jon Lehrer

Spring 2016/ Summer 2017/ Summer 2018

Jon Lehrer, who was raised in Queens, New York, took his very first dance class at age 19 at the University at Buffalo. While dating a dancer, Jon teased her about how easy it must be to get an A in a dance class. The girl dared Jon to try a beginning level modern dance class and his life was changed.  After only two years of training at UB, Jon was asked to join the. . .read more

Andrea Dawn Shelley

Spring 2016

Andrea Dawn Shelley born in Miami, Florida, received her classical ballet training predominately from Magda G. Auñon. Ms Shelley received additional training at summer intensives and workshops with the Boston Ballet, Houston Ballet, and Joffrey Ballet. She studied dance at the University of South Florida and holds a Bachelor of the Arts degree in Dance Education from. . .read more

Banning Bouldin

Fall 2015

Banning Bouldin is a Nashville native and received her BFA in dance from the Juilliard School in 2002. She spent the next eight years working internationally with some of her field’s most renowned companies, dancers, and choreographers: The Cullberg Ballet of Sweden, Mats Ek, Johan Inger, Hubbard Street 2, Lar Lubovitch Dance Company, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui,. . .read more

Karen Callaway Williams

Spring 2015

Karen Callaway Williams is known for being both the first African-American female tap dancer and dance captain in RIVERDANCE - THE SHOW and the only African-American female tap dancer and dance captain in RIVERDANCE - ON BROADWAY. Other Broadway credits include include the Tony Award nominated Duke Ellington musical PLAY ON. She is currently. . .read more

Cornelius Carter

Spring 2015

Professor Cornelius Carter has always had a passion for dance and it is reflected in his list of accolades.  Carter was awarded the National Outstanding Doctoral and Research Universities Professor of the Year award by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education and the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. . .read more

WKU Dance Guest Artist: Caitlin Abraham


WKU Dance Guest Artist: Roberto Sifontes



WKU Dance Guest Artist: Keith Fitzpatrick 


matthew farmer


Jon Lehrer




Banning Bouldin


Karen Callaway Williams


Cornelius Carter








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