Dance Faculty

Our dance faculty is composed of talented professionals. We "do" as well as teach our craft, and are eager to educate dancers from our experiences, both professional and academic. And, we consistently bring the dance community to us. Our department offers ongoing master classes and residencies with respected artist/educators from across the country and around the world.

Ultimately the success of any dance program has to do as much with the faculty and the "atmosphere" created within the department as it has to do with any course offerings. We are a supportive faculty. Our classes our secure and nurturing and our doors are open to you. We do hope that you are able to visit our department and discover this for yourself.

holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in performance and choreography from Case Western Reserve University. His extensive performance career includes membership in the Tom Evert Dance Company, Cleveland Ballet Dancing Wheels and MorrisonDance, as well as appearances with the Cleveland Opera, the Repertory Project and the Lakeland Civic Dance Company. Carlisle has presented original choreography at venues including the Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland Public Theatre, E.J. Thomas Hall, the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Rabbit Run Theatre, Youth Dance Chicago and the Villach Opera House in Villach, Austria. His teaching resume spans nearly three decades and includes membership on the faculty at the University of Akron, Case Western Reserve University, Hiram College, Lakeland Community College and Cuyahoga Community College.