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Diane Bedford
Clinical Associate Professor - Dance Science, Health and Kinesiology
Office#: 245 Physical Education Activity Program Building
Mail Stop: 4245
Office Phone: (979) 862-4404
Directory Title: Clinical Associate Professor - Dance Science
Primary Emphasis Area: Dance
Vita: View Document
Short Bio
Diane Cahill Bedford serves as Clinical Associate Professor in the Dance Science Program at Texas A&M University. She holds an M.F.A. in Dance Performance and Choreography (2010) and a B.F.A. in Dance and English Literature, Magna Cum Laude (2003) from Florida State University. Her choreography has been accepted for performance by the WestFest Dance Festival in NYC, Southern Vermont Dance Festival, Austin Dance Festival, Brazos Contemporary Dance Festival, as well as Fieldworks and The Dance Gathering in Houston, TX Diane has also presented her choreography at the American College Dance Festival, Corps de Ballet International Conference, San Jacinto College, Fort Wayne Ballet, The Tallahassee Ballet, and the FSU Opera. In addition to her creative work, Diane has presented on various aspects of dance pedagogy at conferences for The International Association for Dance Medicine and Science (IADMS), The National Dance Educator's Organization (NDEO), National Dance Society, TAHPERD, and San Jacinto College. In 2016, Diane published a preliminary textbook titled Dance in Many Forms through Kendall Hunt. Diane has performed with Jana Hicks Repertory in NYC, Dance Repertory Theatre, The Tallahassee Ballet, and was selected for a reconstruction of Hanya Holm's "Jocose" at the American Dance Festival. She has also had the opportunity to perform in works choreographed by Jawole Zollar, Gerri Houlihan, Terry Creach, Jane Weiner (Hopestone), Darshan Singh Bhuller, Andy Noble, and Lynda Davis. Diane previously taught dance and directed Outreach Programming for FSU, Charleston Ballet Theatre, Fort Wayne Ballet, New England Ballet Theatre, and Ithaca Ballet. Additionally, she served as Professor of Dance at San Jacinto College South where she directed the San Jac Dance PAC.
Research Interests
Choreography, Improvisation, Ballet, Modern Dance, Dance History
Bedford, Diane Cahill. Dance in Many Forms. Preliminary ed. Dubuque: Kendall Hunt, 2016.
Publications (journal articles, books, book chapters)*

1. Bedford, D. C. (summer 2017). Capturing Quality Dance Photos and Videos: Understanding Camera Equipment. National Dance Society Journal, 2(1), 43-52.

* Publication was joint-authored with students
Diss Publication was from a dissertation
ROS Publication was from a record of study

Courses Taught
DCED 160/260 (Ballet I) DCED 161/361 (Ballet II) DCED 162 (Ballet III) DCED 172/372 (Modern II) DCED 202 (Dance Appreciation) DCED 301 (Dance History) DCED 306 (Dance Composition I) DCED 401 (Dance Pedagogy) DCED 405 (Career Preparations in Dance) KINE 175 (Gender Neutral Partnering) KINE 260 (Movement Lab: Ballet I) KINE 361 (Movement Lab: Ballet II) KINE 462 (Movement Lab: Ballet III) KINE 199 (Improvisation) KINE 199 (Beginning Ballet) KINE 199 (Modern I) KINE 199 (Modern II) KINE 199 (Pointe) KINE 199 (Yoga 1)
Courses Taught
Service Positions
National Dance Society, Founding Member and Newsletter Editor, 2015-present
Service Positions
Texas Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance, 2017 Performance Past Chair, 2016 Performance Chair, 2015 Performance Chair Elect
Editorial Positions

Editorial Board Member (2015 - ). Texas Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance Journal


(2017). Richard Stadelmann Faculty Senate Service Award.  May 2017

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