Assistant Professor; M.F.A. University of Utah; B.A. English Skidmore CollegeOffice: Rm 217
Phone: 801 587-9813
Hailing from New York City, Eric Handman is an Assistant Professor at the University of Utah’s Department of Modern Dance. He is a choreographer, performer, and educator. Prior to receiving his MFA from the University in 2003, he earned a bachelor’s degree in English from Skidmore College in 1991. He spent much of the Nineties as a professional dancer in New York City as a member of such companies as Doug Varone and Dancers, Joy Kellman & Company and Nicholas Leichter Dance. He has also danced for choreographers David Dorfman, Lisa Race, Stephen Koester, Charlotte Boye-Christensen, Pooh Kaye, Wendy Perron, Simone Forti, Debra Fernandez, Tim Harling & Lisa Giobbi, Eun Me Ahn, and Koosil-ja Hwang. He teaches domestically and internationally and specializes in technique, improvisation, contact improvisation, composition, qualitative research methods, aesthetics, criticism and theory. He has served on the board of directors for the Congress on Research in Dance and is a member of the Entrepreneurial Faculty Scholars at the University of Utah for his work on integrating mobile technology and choreographic thinking.