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Department of Contemporary Dance



JENS RICHARD GIERSDORF, PhD University of California, Riverside; Professor

Distinguished Professors Emeriti

MICHAEL MONTANARO, Grad. Maj. Hartford Conservatory
SILVY PANET‑RAYMOND, MEd Université de Montréal

Associate Professor

ANGÉLIQUE WILLKIE, MA Economics McGill University; Associate Professor; Provost's Distinction

Assistant Professor

LILIA MESTRE Diploma of Circus School of Lisbon; Assistant Professor


Sir George Williams Campus


For the complete list of faculty members, please consult the Department website.

Department Objectives

The Contemporary Dance Department offers comprehensive training which combines formal dance training with extensive studies in choreography. Encouraging students to discover and develop their individual creative capacities as both dancers and choreographers is the mission of the Dance program.

Performance is a crucial element in this development, and students at Concordia gain valuable experience performing or staging their own choreographies.

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