Academics

Dance (minor)

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.

Program Options, Requirements, and Course Descriptions

Contact Information

Heather Roffe Wiktorski

Heather Roffe Wiktorski

Associate Professor of Dance in Theatre and Dance
585-389-2163
hroffe4@naz.edu
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Bio

Program Director of Dance. She has performed nationally and internationally with the Garth Fagan Dance Company; Bill Evans Dance Company; FuturPointe Dance; Assemblage Dance; her own work as artistic director of Heather Roffe, Dance; and at festivals such as Jacob’s Pillow, the International Dance Festival, and the American Dance Guild Festival. Roffe’s choreography has been presented across the country, internationally, and has been commissioned by dance companies and college programs. Her choreography explores the human experience,  including relationships to each other, our world, and technology; solidarity vs. isolationism; and divisive memes such as classism, racism, and gender. Roffe collaborates through movement to reveal and dramatize the power of human gesture and of the body’s inherent ability to convey universal themes of love, loss, compassion, and fear. Roffe is an active scholar in the field of dance, presenting nationally and internationally on dance pedagogy, somatics, and dance and feminism.

Her website: heather-roffe.squarespace.com