Dr. Nancy Kane received the Dance Scholar Award!

Called a “leader and trendsetter” by Dance Teacher magazine, Nancy Kane has enjoyed international success as a performer, choreographer, director, author, fight choreographer, and dance educator. She served as Editor in Chief of the National Dance Society Journal, is Vice President of the Lloyd Shaw Foundation for traditional music and dance, and was a National Endowment for the Humanities international seminarian. Her textbook, History and Philosophy of Physical Education and Sport (Cognella), includes innovative sections on dance history, and was developed out of her current courses in SUNY Cortland’s renowned Kinesiology Department.


Her training includes a BFA in Dance from the University of Colorado at Boulder, an MA in Dance Studies (Choreography, Dance History, and Aesthetics & Criticism) from the Laban Centre for Movement & Dance, London, a PhD in Dance Education and Administration for Higher Education from NYU, and an MS in Exercise Science/Kinesiology from SUNY Cortland. She studied Irish dance, music, language, and performance history at the University of Limerick BLAS Summer School.


As former director of the musical theatre program at Catawba College, Nancy created the BFA Musical Theatre program while teaching ballet, modern, tap, jazz, theatre dance, Irish dance, ballroom, musical theatre performance, and directing the dance company.  She has taught dance at New York University (ballet, modern, folk/recreational dance, dance history, music for dance, and dance technology), Elmira College, UNC Charlotte, Dominican College, the Governor’s School of New Jersey, and SUNY Rockland, in addition to serving as an artist-in-residence at many schools and private studios.