Angela M. Gallo, M.F.A.

Professor of Dance; Dean, School of Visual and Performing Arts

  • M.F.A., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • B.F.A., Central Connecticut State University

“I came to Coker University after dancing professionally in NYC for a few years. I was excited about the opportunity to work with the same students for an extended period of time. What I love about Coker and what makes me stay is seeing the growth in the students over the four years that they are here. The students really find their artistic voices and blossom by the time they graduate. This close mentoring of the students does not often happen on the undergraduate level.”

Certified Pilates Instructor, Kane School of Core Integration, Core Grace Studios and Pilates Method Alliance

Artistic Director, Sapphire Moon Dance Company

Choreography has been performed both nationally and internationally at Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Fringe Festival of Independent Dance Artists, Piccolo Spoleto, White Wave Dance Festival, Dance Now Downtown Festival, Dance Theater Workshop, Williamsburg Arts Nexus (WAX), Atrium Theatre, Alabama Dance Festival, Charlotte Dance Festival, Dimensions Dance Festival, Sumter Opera House, Patriot Hall, CMFA Artspace, the Koger Center and others.

Guest Instructor at Joffrey Ballet Summer Intensive, University of South Carolina Summer Intensive, SC Dance and Improvisation Festival, Alabama Dance Festival, Peridance, Spellman College, Converse College, National High School Dance Festival, American College Dance Association, SC Dance Association and many other schools and studios.

Performed in the works of Jose Limon, Doug Varone, Dan Wagoner and Christian Von Howard. Performed with AmDAT: Dance Art Technology (NY), Eisenhower Dance Ensemble (MI), the Power Company (SC) and worked on smaller projects with Ballet Preljocaj (France) and Anou Skan (France).

Guest choreographer for Columbia Classical Ballet, Vibrations Dance Company, Converse College and others.

Awards Received: SC Dance Associations Advocacy Award, 2015, SC Dance Association Honor Award, 2012, SC Fellowship, 1st Runner-up, 2007, McCallum Theater Institute Choreography Competition, Runner-up, 2002 Dance for film work has been screened at the Optica Film Festival, and was a finalist for the Dance Film Association’s Film Festival.

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