Jan E. Van Dyke
Jan Van Dyke has wide experience as a producer and administrator, as well as an artist, and she has set her choreography on a variety of groups ranging from the Washington Ballet to students at the Western Australia Academy for the Performing Arts in Perth. Her work has earned support from agencies including the National Endowment for the Arts, the California Arts Council, and the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities.
She was recently honored by DANCE TEACHER magazine with the 2008 Dance Teacher Award for Higher Education and by the United Arts Council of Greensboro with the 2011 Betty Cone Medal of Arts.
Van Dyke formerly directed a studio and company in Washington, D.C. for eight years, touring nationally with her company and as a solo artist. In 1989 she joined the UNCG dance faculty where she was Department Head from 2006-2011. After stepping down, she has continued to teach on the faculty. In addition, she is director of the Jan Van Dyke Dance Group, and co-founder and producer of the NC Dance Festival, a statewide touring showcase. A 1993 Fulbright Scholar, Van Dyke spent one semester teaching dance in Portugal and in 2000, she taught for term at the Western Australia Academy of Performing Arts. She was awarded a NC Arts Council Choreography Fellowship in 1993, and in 2001 the North Carolina Dance Alliance honored her with its annual award for Contributions to the Development of Dance in this state.
There are 12 included publications by Jan E. Van Dyke :