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Rachel List

Associate Professor of Drama and Dance


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. She has taught on the faculties of New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, Barnard College, Queens College/CUNY, the Paul Taylor Summer Dance Intensive, Earl Mosley's Institute for the Arts summer program, Bates Dance Festival, the Balettakademien in Stockholm, Sweden and Danse Projektet in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Ms. List was a member of the New York Baroque Dance Company (director Catherine Turocy) from 1990 - 2013, 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. She continues her association with NYBDC as a rehearsal director and as a member of the Board of Directors. Ms. List 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. She 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, Adelphi University 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.

Recent Courses Taught

Course Title Level
DNCE 015 (CP) BALLET 1 Undergraduate
DNCE 016 (CP) BALLET 2 Undergraduate
DNCE 017 (CP) BALLET 3 Undergraduate
DNCE 018 BALLET 4 Undergraduate
DNCE 115 BALLET 5 Undergraduate
DNCE 116 BALLET 6 Undergraduate
DNCE 117 BALLET VII Undergraduate
DNCE 118 BALLET VIII Undergraduate
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