Office: Petrocelli Hall, Rindge
Studio: Fieldhouse Dance Studio
Professor – Dance
B.A., University of Rochester
M.F.A., Sarah Lawrence College
Wendy Dwyer holds an MFA from Sarah Lawrence College where she studied with renowned modern dancer Viola Farber after training with Ruth Silk and Brian Loftus at the Dance Centre of London, England. She has also studied with Joel Hall and Gus Giordano in Chicago and at the American Dance Festival at Duke University as well as working in contact improvisation with Nancy Stark Smith and others. She designed and developed the Dance Program at Franklin Pierce and has directed modern dance concerts and choreographed musicals that include West Side Story, Kiss Me Kate, Pippin, Bat Boy-The Musical, Blood Brothers, Cabaret, Bells Are Ringing, and Fiddler on the Roof, among many others, as well as original musical theatre work. She has served on the National Board of the American College Dance Festival Association. Professor Dwyer worked with dancer and educator Jacques d'Amboise for 21 years as the Founding Artistic Director of New Hampshire Dance Institute, a dance education program in New Hampshire elementary and middle schools. In 2002, she received the Granite State Award "for outstanding contribution to the arts in New Hampshire." Professor Dwyer teaches modern dance, improvisation and composition, teaching dance for children, and dance history in addition to choreographing and directing for the Dance Program. She also holds a B.A. from the University of Rochester in Russian Literature.