Christi Camper Moore, Ph. D. has a diverse background as a teacher, choreographer, and arts administrator. She has a dual role in the College of Fine Arts. She is an Assistant Professor of Dance, teaching courses in modern and ballet technique, composition, and dance pedagogy. She is also Head of Arts Administration. In this capacity, she developed an innovative, new Master of Arts Administration degree program which launches in Fall 2020.
As a dance teacher, she has also taught and held supervisory roles at all levels of K-12 public education and has been an advocate for arts education in the public and private sectors, non-profit arts organizations, and at the state and national levels. She was previously an Assistant Professor of Dance at Coker College and served as the State Arts Coordinator for the West Virginia Department of Education. Christi regularly taught the course, Education and Cultural Diversity, in the Critical Studies program at Ohio University. She was honored to have been nominated by students for the 2018 Social Justice in the Classroom award (given to a female educator who is dedicated to broadening students’ knowledge on issues of diversity).
As a choreographer, her work has been presented at various venues throughout Virginia, South Carolina, and North Carolina including performances with Independent Dance Makers (NC) and the American College Dance Festival (FL). Christi also regularly collaborates with colleagues in theater and has choreographed numerous main stage musicals.
As a scholar, Christi’s research is situated in themes of dance pedagogy; exploring how dance training, curriculum, and community shape identities within the context of students’ studies. She is published in the Journal of Dance Education and currently serves as a book reviewer for the journal. She is currently conducting a research study exploring democratic spaces and pedagogical practices in the first-year modern technique class. Christi recently presented at the national conference of the Association of Arts Administration Educators at the University of Wisconsin (2019). She will be premiering her newest dance work, Residuum, at Ohio University (February 2020) and presenting her original research at The Arts in Society international conference at NUI in Galway, Ireland (June 2020).
A proud alumnus of Ohio University, she holds a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction, Graduate Certificate in Women’s and Gender Studies, M.A. and M.Ed. degrees, and a B.F.A. in dance performance and choreography.
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