Erin Law is very happy to join the Denison University community as a Visiting Professor for the 2012-2013 academic year working in place of Dr. Gill Wright Miller during her sabbatical. She moved to Granville from Nashville, Tennessee where she was previously Director of the co-curricular Vanderbilt Dance Program for two years and was most recently teaching and choreographing at Middle Tennessee State University. Erin still remains a creative collaborator and performer in Company Rose with Artistic Director Marsha Barsky based in Nashville, Tennessee. Marsha and Erin had the great privilege of choreographing a dance to the lost piece of John Cage music called “Fads and Fancies in the Academy” for Vanderbilt’s Blair School of Music Centennial Celebration of Cage’s legacy in April of 2012 and Law will re-stage the special rare work with Denison dancers and musicians for the Fall Dance Concert.
Originally from Massachusetts, Ms. Law attended Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, NY from which she graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a B.A. and high honors in dance. She went on to the Integrated Movement Studies program to certify in Laban/Bartenieff Movement Analysis (LMA) through the University of Utah and in the spring of 2011, Erin graduated from the Master of Fine Arts program in dance at Smith College (Massachusetts) with her MFA in choreography and performance.
Erin has taught modern/contemporary technique, choreography, LMA, improvisation, contact improvisation, partnering, and Bartenieff Fundamentals as a guest at the Tennessee Association of Dance, the American College Dance Festival at Boston University and Keene State, Middle Tennessee State University, and Vanderbilt University, among many other locations. Most recently, Law has been Artist-in-Residency for Berea College (Kentucky), Eastern Tennessee State University, and the University of Virginia.
In her independent work Erin is currently pursuing the integration of site-specific improvisations in movement, queer/gender/identity theory, sound, and film under the project heading salt_space.