MMDG Teaching Artist Summer Seminar

In response to COVID-19 pandemic, we are moving our annual Teaching Artist Summer Seminar to a virtual program. This robust, interactive and synchronous format will allow teaching artists at any stage of their career to join us from anywhere.

The Mark Morris Dance Group’s Teaching Artist Summer Seminar is a three-day virtual workshop for teaching artists at any stage of their career to gain new skills and perspectives. Built on Mark Morris’ vision for dance education, the seminar is led by Mark Morris Dance Group company members, principal teaching artists of the Mark Morris Dance Center, and the Education team.

Using Mark Morris’ repertory as a point of reference, this seminar will provide teaching artists with the tools and understanding of dance education through the following pedagogical values:

  • Incorporating music and rhythm, both live and recorded, in the classroom
  • Leveraging cultural resources in curriculum development
  • Creating an inclusive learning environment through differentiation practices

Thursday– Saturday, August 6-8, 2020, 9:30am-4:00pm with daily 1.5 Hour Lunch Break

Early Bird Rate: November 2019-February 29, 2020
$125/ Teaching Artist
$75/ College Student

Post-Early Bird Rate: March 1, 2020-August 5, 2020
$150/ Teaching Artist
$100/ College Student


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Mark Morris Dance Group Education Team:
Sarah Marcus, Director of Education
Alexandra Cook, Youth and Family Programs Director
Calvin A. Rollins II, Community Education Liaison
Janelle Barry, Student Company Director

Mark Morris Dance Group Company Members:
Aaron Loux

Mark Morris Dance Group Music Director:
Colin Fowler

Mark Morris Dance Center Musician:
Andreas Brade


If you wish to cancel after enrolling in the Teaching Artist Summer Seminar, you will receive a full refund, less a $25 non-refundable registration fee. Participants who choose to cancel on or after July 23, 2020 are not eligible for a refund. To cancel, participants must contact

All participants registered under the Student Rate should be prepared to present a Student ID when signing in at the Mark Morris Dance Center on the first day of the program.