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Academy Faculty

Shauna Steele


Shauna Steele is Associate Professor of Dance and Chair of the Dance Department at the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music (CCM). From 2011-18 Steele served as the Dance Program Director and Associate Professor of Dance at Anderson University in Indiana. She is also the Founder and Artistic Director of Mocha Dance Project – which pursues projects engaging the fusion of photography, video, dance and collaboration – and was the Associate Director for RusticGroove Dance. She was the Artistic Director of Parallel Differences youth dance and Associate Instructor for the Indiana University African American Arts Institute’s dance company. Her choreography has appeared in Robert Hay-Smith’s Pollen: The Musical, RADfest, The Tank NYC, Midwest RADfest, the Arizona Positivity Project and the Ypsilanti Fringe Festival. She served as dance faculty at Grand Valley State University, Eastern Michigan University, Anderson University and the University of Michigan’s MPulse summer dance institute.

Steele received her MFA in Dance Choreography and Performance with a focus area in History and Technology from the University of Michigan in 2006, and a BGS in Arts and Humanities with a focus area in Cultural Anthropology and Dance from Indiana University in 2002. She is a member of the American College Dance Association, World Dance Alliance and the National Dance Education Organization.