Laquimah Van Dunk
Laquimah Van Dunk, MFA
Laquimah VanDunk (www.lvddance.com) studied at DeKalb School of the Arts in Atlanta, Georgia and the Atlanta Ballet Centre for Dance Education. She holds a M.F.A in Modern Dance from the University of Utah (’14) and a B.S. in Sociology from Austin Peay State University. She has served the last six summers as a residential counselor for the Young Dancers Workshop at the Bates Dance Festival. Most recently serving as the Residential Director, overseeing students, counselors and communication between faculty, staff & students.
Laquimah has taught for diverse communities that include, the University of Utah, Bates College, East Village Dance Project (NYC), Emory University, Watauga Arts Academy, Austin Peay State University and the American College Dance Association. Recently she has collaborated, performed, and toured with a variety of artists that include, David Dorfman Dance, Doug Varone, Scotty Hardwig|hardwigTanz, Rachel Shaw, Raja Feather Kelly, Bridgman|Packer, Lisa Race, Pamela Geber-Handman and Seymour::dance collective.
Her choreography has been shown in Tennessee, Salt Lake City, Kunst-Stoff Arts in San Francisco, Chez Bushwick in New York City, Arizona State University, and Bates College in Lewiston, Maine. Laquimah is thrilled to be working with the APSU Department of Theatre and Dance where she teaches a variety of courses that include but not limited to, Modern Dance Technique, Dance Composition, Dance & Technology and Dance Improvisation.