Terese Freedman

Professor of Dance

Specialization
Modern technique; scientific foundations for dance; dance composition; dance repertory

Terese Freedman is co-artistic director with Jim Coleman of the Freedman/Coleman Dance Company, which has toured to more than 30 states, as well as to Canada, Denmark, Austria, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and the People's Republic of China. The company has been produced at venues such as Jacob's Pillow, Dance Theatre Workshop, Bates Dance Festival, the Salzburg Dance Festival, Seattle Performance Hall, and Dance Umbrella of Boston, and at numerous universities and dance centers throughout the country.

Working both independently and collaboratively as choreographers, Freedman and Coleman have received commissions from many companies and colleges, including Concert Dance Company (Boston), Danceworks Northwest and D9 Dance Collective (Seattle), Dancers Unlimited (Austin), Fusionworks (Providence), Chicago Moving Company (Chicago), and the Silesian Dance Theatre (Bytom, Poland).

Freedman and Coleman have received two Choreography Fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and have been recipients of two Choreography Fellowships, most recently in 2003, as well as several special project grants from the Massachusetts Cultural Council. Their company has been on the National Performance Network Roster and is currently on the New England Touring Roster.

Prior to forming the Freedman/Coleman Dance Company, Freedman was a member of the Nancy Spanier Dance Theater and the Bill Evans Touring Company.

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