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Department of Movement Sciences

Mailing Address:
College of Education, Health and Human Sciences
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2401
Moscow, Idaho 83844-2401

Phone: 208-885-7921

Fax: 208-885-5929

Email: movementsciences@uidaho.edu

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Colleen Bialas, M.F.A.

Colleen Bialas, M.F.A.

Dance Program Affiliate Faculty, Festival Dance Academy Dance Director

Office

PEB 120

Phone

208-883-3267

Mailing Address

Movement Sciences EHHS
University of Idaho
Moscow, ID 83844-2401

  • M.F.A., University of California, Dance, 2015
  • B.S., San Francisco State University, Biology, Minor in Dance, 2011

Colleen Bialas is originally from Muskegon, Michigan and graduated from Interlochen Arts Academy. She attended San Francisco State University (BS) for her undergraduate studies and holds an M.F.A. in Dance from the University of California Irvine.

Her MFA thesis work focused on creating a written history of ballet companies in Los Angeles. Through her research she interviewed and compiled information from directors, teachers, dancers, and writers who have influenced the Los Angeles ballet community. At UC Irvine she choreographed two works Three Movements in Blue and (432) Miles Apart for graduate showcases and was the graduate rehearsal assistant in the restaging of Eugene Loring’s Billy the Kid. Colleen has performed with Ballet Santa Barbara, State Street Ballet, and the Richmond Ballet.

During her professional career, she performed in works by George Balanchine, Brian Carey Chung, Carrie Diamond, Benjamin Harkarvy, Melinda Horwitz, and Robert Sund among others. She has previously taught at the Performing Arts Academy of Marin (Mill Valley, CA), Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp (Twin Lake, MI), University of California Irvine (Irvine, CA) and Calliope Dance Studio (San Francisco, CA).

Contact

Department of Movement Sciences

Mailing Address:
College of Education, Health and Human Sciences
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2401
Moscow, Idaho 83844-2401

Phone: 208-885-7921

Fax: 208-885-5929

Email: movementsciences@uidaho.edu

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