serves as the department Associate Chair and is the Certification advisor for students completing a secondary teaching licensure in dance at the University of Utah. Ms. Fiat has choreographed internationally for the National University in Costa Rica and nationally for Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company, Tulane University, Dartmouth College, University of Central Oklahoma, Brigham Young University, Contemporary Danceworks, Weber State University, Utah State University, Maricopa Institute of the Arts, and in other university and community settings. Two of her works, Inclinations and Frieze, were performed at ACDFA Gala concerts and Inclinations was performed at the National ACDFA Festival at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. In addition to her university responsibilities, Professor Fiat has been President of the Utah Dance Education Organization, a movement specialist for the Utah Arts Council, and Vice-President for Regional Planning for the American College Dance Festival Association. In 1999, she received the University of Utah Distinguished Teaching Award and in 2005, she received the College of Fine Arts Student’s Choice Teaching Award and the College of Fine Arts Faculty Excellence Award. In 2011, she received the Calvin S. and JeNeal N. Hatch Prize for Excellence in Teaching.
was a professor in the Department of Theater and Dance at the University of South Florida for 27 years where she taught modern dance technique, choreography,
kinesiology and Laban Movement Analysis. She retired in the spring of 2010. Lynne
received a BFA from the Juilliard School in New York City, an MFA from the University
of Utah and is a Certified Laban Movement Analyst. Her professional performance
career included nine years as a member of Repertory Dance Theater, and a year and a
half with the Ballets Felix Blaska in Paris France, and she directed her own company for
five years. Lynne has received two Fulbright Lecturer awards to teach and choreograph
in Mexico and Costa Rica and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and arts
councils in Florida, Pennsylvania and Utah.
Her choreography has been performed by Repertory Dance Theater, the Tampa/Colorado
Ballet, Moving Current Dance Collective and The Juilliard Dance Ensemble as well as
companies in Europe, Costa Rica, Mexico and Canada. Her current research lies in the fields of dance for camera and videography. She
has designed video for several choreographers in the Tampa area, has edited three
documentaries for Jewish Family Services of Utah and is working on a documentary of Bill T. Jones.
Founded in 1985, the Company began as a collaboration between Danial Shapiro and Joanie Smith. After meeting in the companies of Murray Louis and Alwin Nikolais, they went on to create their first choreography during a Fulbright Lectureship in Helsinki, Finland. Since then Shapiro and Smith’s blend of contemporary dance and dramatic theater has elicited enthusiastic receptions across the U.S., Europe, Asia and Canada. The Company has been presented by major festivals and venues including the Joyce Theater, Lincoln Center Out-of-Doors, Dance Theater Workshop, St. Mark’s DanSpace Project, PS 122, Festival di Milano, Teatro de Danza in Mexico City, Recklinghausen RuhrFestSpiele, and the Korean International Festival. Danial Shapiro died of complications from prostate cancer in 2006 and now Joanie Smith continues as sole Artistic Directo
is an internationally-known choreographer, performer, teacher, administrator, and movement analyst. More than 200 of Evans' works have been performed by professional and pre-professional ballet, modern dance, and tap companies through the United States and in Canada, Mexico, Europe and New Zealand. He was a leading dancer and major choreographer with Utah Repertory Dance Theatre (1968-74). In 1970, he founded the Bill Evans Solo Dance Repertory. He is currently the Artistic Director for the Bill Evans Dance Company (founded in 1975) and the Bill Evans Rhythm Tap Ensemble (founded in 1992). He is Emeritus Professor of Dance at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, where he served as a full-time faculty member from 1988-2004. Bill Evans has made thousands of appearances will ballet, modern dance and tap companies, and as a solo concert artist. As a choreographer, Evans is known for his diversity, range of expression and rhythmic inventiveness. One of his foremost achievements has been the creation of a modern dance technique that emphasizes total mind-body integration and that has influenced numerous dancers and dance teachers since 1976.