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Erin Crawley-Woods

Visiting Instructor in Dance (2014)

Contact Information

Montgomery House


Erin Crawley-Woods joined the Dickinson faculty in 2014 as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Dance where she has developed service-learning course work in community engagement and artistic activism and continued her choreographic research in site-specific performance. Prior to arriving at Dickinson she received an MFA in Dance from the University of Maryland- College Park where she directed Visible Seams, a site-specific sound/dance/video installation for the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center and served as Education Fellow for the Dance Films Association. From 2007-2011 she was a Company Member and Director of Community Outreach at Keshet Dance Company in Albuquerque, NM where she taught and developed curriculum for Keshet's nationally-recognized M3 dance program for incarcerated youth. She has performed in the US and abroad with Adriane Fang, Sharon Mansur, the Nancy Meehan Dance Company, Leslie Satin & Dancers, Sara Rudner & Company, Anneke Hansen, and the Irish Modern Dance Theater. She has participated in artistic residencies in Oulchy-le Chateau, France and at the Omi International Arts Center in Ghent NY and leads workshops in site-specific choreography and community-based dance practice at national and international dance conferences. Crawley-Woods holds a Diploma in Wholistic Bodywork from the New Mexico Academy of Healing Arts and a B.A. in theatre, dance and French from Sarah Lawrence College.


  • B.A., Sarah Lawrence College, 2001
  • M.F.A., University of Maryland, 2014

2021-2022 Academic Year

Spring 2022

THDA 215 Thinking Body:Hum Mvmt/Anat
This course employs an experiential approach to the science and expressive potential of human movement. It is meant to give students a foundation in anatomy and kinesiology basics. Simultaneously, significant time will be spent in explorations designed to deepen body-mind connections. We will focus on the act of embodiment - how does factual knowledge of the body help us move more efficiently and utilize healthy biomechanics? Through course readings, movement exercises, guest lectures, writing, partnered activities and self-directed independent studio time, we will connect how broad analytical frameworks of the human body apply to the personal and individual experience of movement.

THDA 322 Modern Dance III
Permission of instructor required.