The dance program at Nazareth College consists of a balance of liberal arts dance studies, production/performance experience, and immersion in a variety of dance techniques. To complete the dance minor, students must take a minimum of 18 credits total. There is flexibility within the electives to focus more credit hours on dance theory, or production/performance, or dance technique, according to the student’s interests and schedule.
Nazareth also offers a major in Dance Studies.
Education: B.F.A., Shandong College of Arts, China (Acting); M.F.A., University of Arizona (Costume Design)
Teaching and Artistic Interests: During her 20+ years teaching here, Professor Zhao designed costumes or supervised student costume designers for more than 60 productions. She also designed for Geva Theatre Center, Rochester City Ballet, and other local theatres. Before coming to the US, she taught acting and makeup at Shandong College of Arts and starred in movies, TV movies, and hosted many TV programs.