Assistant Professor of Drama and Dance
Emily Lowe Hall 111
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Degrees: MFA, 2005, Univ Wisc Milwaukee; BA, 1994, Empire Coll
Rachel List, a native New Yorker, has taught ballet nationally and internationally since 1978. She joined the Hofstra dance faculty as an Adjunct Professor in 1999 and became full-time and the Director of the Dance Program in 2010. Previously, she taught on the faculties of New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, Barnard College, Queens College/CUNY, the Paul Taylor Summer Dance Intensives, Bates Dance Festival, the Balettakademien in Stockholm, Sweden and Danse Projektet in Copenhagen, Denmark. She continues to teach at the Peridance Center in Manhattan.
Ms. List has been a member of the New York Baroque Dance Company (director Catherine Turocy) since 1990, performing soloist roles in venues such as Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center (Washington, DC), the Meyerson Center (Dallas, TX) and the Handel Festival in Goettingen, Germany. Previously she performed with Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, The Vanaver Caravan, and Partridge/Benford/Dance/Music as well as with a number of independent modern dance choreographers. Ms. List has taught master classes and given lecture/demonstrations in Baroque dance at a variety of schools and universities including the Juilliard School, Vassar College, Swarthmore College, Columbia University, the Fashion Institute of Technology, Bard Graduate Center, and Texas Woman's University. She was the movement consultant for the Pearl Theatre Company's production of Double Infidelities (Marivaux) and was the choreographer for their production of The Gentleman Dancing-Master (Wycherly). Ms. List has also choreographed for the Bronx Opera Company's productions of Dido and Aeneus (Purcell), A Tender Land (Copland), and Orpheus in the Underworld (Offenbach). She was a consultant for New York City Opera's recent production of Orpheus (Telemann).
Ms. List created numerous works for her own company from 1985-'95 and has choreographed for students at Hofstra, Queens College, and Peridance. She was the founder and director of Manchester Dance, a summer workshop in Vermont from 1987-'97. Ms. List received her undergraduate degree at Empire State College (SUNY) and her MFA degree in Dance at the University of Wisconsin/Milwaukee.