College of Education
Campus Locations: Moscow
Clinical Assistant Professor
With UI Since 2011
M.F.A, C.L.M.A., University of Utah, Modern Dance, Choreography & Pedagogy, 2011
Dance and Social Justice
Laban Movement Analysis
Belle Baggs (MFA, CLMA) is a dancer, performer, choreographer, teacher and advocator for the arts, based out of Salt Lake City, Utah. She holds her Master of Fine Arts in Modern Dance from University of Utah and Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies/ Minor in Dance from Idaho State University. Awarded a University Teaching Assistantship at University of Utah she was able to focus on dance pedagogy and diving deeper into the exploration of dance as a physical, aesthetic, intellectual and cultural practice. She was a continual member of the Performing Dance Company in works by Eric Handman, Satu Hummasti and has performed at the National College Dance Festival in New York City in work by Rosa Vissers. She has also danced professionally as a founding member of the Idaho Moving Project (I~Move) directed by Melanie Kloeztel. Belle has recently joined as a member of inFluxdance, a contemporary dance company based out of Salt Lake City dedicated to build community awareness and social change through innovative choreography. She is also a Certified Movement Analyst from the Integrated Movement Studies program. Her training extends through many disciplines including: choreography, improvisation, somatics, and jazz.
- Beyond Words: An Embodied Empathic Process, 2011, UMI Dissertation Publishing.