Michele Hanlon

Associate Dean - Arts And Humanities (Retired)

Professional Preparation

M.F.A. - M.F.A., Modern Dance
Texas Christian University - 1996
BFA - Dance
University of Arizona - 1987


Assistant Dean
University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, Texas [2014–Present]
Undergraduate Studies, School of Arts and Humanities
Clinical Associate Professor
University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, Texas [2014–Present]
Undergraduate Studies, School of Arts and Humanities
Clinical Associate Professor
University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, Texas [2012–2013]
Assistant Director for the Arts
University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, Texas [2012–2013]
Lecturer I
University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, Texas [1999–2011]

Additional Information

  • 2007-Present University of Texas at Dallas. Lecturer I, duties include dance courses and ARTS 1301
  • 2006-2007 Professional Dance Company in Residence at Collin College - Master classes & choreography
  • 1999-2006 University of Texas at Dallas. Part-time Lecturer, duties include courses in dance history and technique.
  • 2003 Collin County Community College. Guest Artist! Adjunct Faculty. Supervised and created a new work for the student dance company. Taught classes in dance technique and dance appreciation.
  • 2005 Dallas Museum of Art - Lecture Series, Presented lecture on postmodem dance
  • 2004 Dallas Museum of Art - Lecture Series, Presented lecture on Isadora Duncan
  • 2002 New Mexico Chamber Ballet Demi-Workshop - Modem Dance classes
  • 1998-2000 Bryan Adams High School, Dallas Independent School District (DISD) Modem dance technique
  • 1995-98 W.H. Gaston Middle School, (DISD) Developed dance program for seventh and eighth grade students; ballet, modem and jazz dance, composition, history and anatomy.
  • 1995 Benjamin Franklin Middle School, (DISD); Dallas Dance Council After School Dance Program.
  • 1994-95 University of Texas at Dallas - Part time lecturer; Duties included teaching ballet, jazz and modem dance, composition and improvisation.
  • 1994 Cardona a dance company - Professional Company classes - modem dance.
  • 1994-95 Skyryders Drum and Bugle Corps - Choreographer, master classes modem dance.
  • 1991-93 Texas Christian University - Graduate student and Teaching Assistant; All levels of modem dance and modem dance for non-majors.
  • 1991 Skyryders Drum and Bugle Corps - Staff: Dance specialist and choreographer.
  • 1990-91 Dancers Unlimited Repertory Company - Beginning modem dance for adults.
  • 1988-97 Lake Highlands High School Marching Band - Dance and color guard instructor.
  • 1986-87 University of Arizona Marching Band - Color guard Instructor.

1996 - 1999 Board of Directors, Dallas Dance Council

  • Vice President of Development - Job entailed assisting in the research and writing of grants to fund Dance Council activities such as Dance for the Planet Festival, National Tap Dance Festival, and the Dallas Morning News Dance Festival.
  • Vendor Committee, chair - Dance for the Planet Festival. Duties included organizing all aspects of festival vending, from soliciting participants to booth layout.
  • 2007 I'll Get By Commission - Collin College, Plano, TX
  • 2006 Fiona's Dance Fort Worth dance Festival: Out of Bounds - juried concert
  • 2005 Un Joli Cadeau Elledanceworks Dance Company
  • 2004 The Guitarist University of Texas at Dallas and Elledanceworks Dance Company
  • 2003 Addict Elledanceworks Dance Company
  • 2003 Call to Grace Commission - CCCCD/ Dallas Dance Festival- juried concert
  • 2002 Holiday Commission - Collin County Community College District (CCCCD)
  • 2000 Drown Elledanceworks Dance Company
  • 1999 Sand Commission - Booker T. Washington H. S. for the Performing and Visual Arts
  • 1999 Lost on the Way to the Savoy Commission -Gallery in Motion, NSHS Carrollton, TX.
  • 1994 Preludes/Interludes Commission - Contemporary Dance/ Fort Worth
  • 1994 Twang Commission Pieces Dance Company/ 2002 Dallas Dance festival- juried concert
  • 1993 Urban Ritual Presented by the Fort Worth Modem Arts Museum 'Tuesday Evening at the Modem' series in collaboration with sculptor Chip Williams
  • 1993 The Tempest Choreography for Fort Worth based Hip Pocket Theater
  • 1989 I'll Get By Commission - The Dance Consortium

News Articles

Dance Prof's Work Chosen for International Festival
A choreographic work by Arts and Humanities faculty member Michele Hanlon has been honored as one of seven featured in the 2009 SideBySide international online dance festival. The festival received 156 entries this year. Hanlon's acceptance makes her the first American nominee. Hanlon and the other nominees introduced themselves and their work live at the festival opening on Sept. 19 in Dusseldorf, Germany. Each performed a three-minute modern dance piece expressing his or her choreographic style. “I’m a bit nervous but also excited,” she said. “I am more of a choreographer and teacher these days. Solo performances are now a rarity for me.” The festival then shifted online, where beginning Sept. 20, viewers could vote for their favorite pieces. Audience favorites will receive cash prizes totaling €3,000, or about $4,900. Voting ends Nov. 14.
‘Dance in the Raw’ to Explore World of Modern Dance
Elledanceworks Dance Company presents “Dance in the Raw,” an informal discussion and presentation of works by Elledanceworks co-directors Ronelle Eddings and UT Dallas faculty member Michele Hanlon with company members Tracy Kennedy and Tiffanee Arnold.

UT Dallas faculty member Michele Hanlon will join the Elledanceworks troupe in the performance, part of the Faculty at Five informal concert series.The company will perform five works Wednesday, April 16, at 5:30 pm in the Jonsson Performance Hall with a question-and-answer session to follow.  The performance is free, and the public is invited