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Cheryl Halliburton-Beatty

Cheryl Halliburton-Beatty

Associate Professor of Dance StudiesCo-director, Post Concert Dance Company

B.A., Boston UniversityM.A., C.W. Post Campus, Long Island University

Description

An associate professor of dance, Cheryl Halliburton has worked as a dancer and choreographer on both the East and West Coasts. In the San Francisco-Bay Area, she performed with a number of modern jazz dance companies as well as having her own dance production company (H & H Productions). Additionally, she taught at various dance studios as well as at Stanford University. In Philadelphia, Pa., she taught company classes at Matthews School of Dance and was lead dancer/captain of Craig (Spider) Moore’s afrocentric modern dance company New World African Dance Theatre. After moving to New York, she danced with Cara Gargano Dance Company and joined the faculty at the C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University, helping to develop and implement the dance studies major and becoming the first director of the Dance Program. She also has been involved as a teaching artist for Tilles Center’s arts-in-education programs. More recently, she has produced the annual Facult Benefit Dance Concert, a fundraising component of the Dance Program that also has become a venue for emerging choreographers and professional dancers. She also is actively involved in community education programs, serving as the liaison between the C.W. Post's Dance Program and Glen Cove High School.

Specialties

African Dance, Modern Dance

Performances

  • Choreographer, "Reclaiming Memories of One," duet featuring Karen Arceneaux and Khaleah London, Dance New Amsterdam (2009)
  • Choreographer, "Welcome to My Home," solo featuring Karen Arceneaux, Tilles Center for Performing Arts (2008)
  • Choreographer/Dancer, "Spirit in the Dark," faculty performance, Tilles Center for Performing Arts (2005)
  • Producer/Director, Faculty Benefit Dance Concerts, Tilles Center for Performing Arts (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008)

Affiliations

  • Board Member, Glen Cove Child Care Center, Glen Cove, N.Y.
  • Member, Society of Research in African Culture (SORAC), Montclair, N.Y.
  • Member, Congress of Research in Dance (CORD)

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