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Miriam Giguere holds a BA in psychology and an MS in Education from the University of Pennsylvania and a PhD in dance from Temple University. Dr. Giguere has directed the dance program at Drexel University since 1992. Before coming to Drexel, Dr. Giguere performed and toured nationally and internationally with professional modern dance companies Ann Vachon / Dance Conduit, South Street Dance Company, Body Language Dance Company, and Terry Beck Troupe. Dr. Giguere is a Pennsylvania Council on the Arts fellowship recipient and frequent Artist in Residence for Philadelphia and surrounding area public schools. A frequent presenter on the integration of dance into academic curriculum at universities and national conferences, her research has been published in Arts Education Policy Review, Journal of Dance Education, Selected Dance Research, Vol 6, and Arts & Learning Journal. She has forthcoming articles in Research in Dance Education and the International Journal of Education and the Arts. Dr. Giguere is the 2009 recipient of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Arts and Learning Special Interest Group national dissertation award. She was the keynote speaker for Dance Education Conference 2010 in Singapore and an adjudicator for the 2011 Singapore Youth Festival. Dr. Giguere’s textbook Beginning Modern Dance, published by Human Kinetics, will be available December 1, 2013.
B.A., Psychology, Univ. of PA;M.S., Education, Univ. of PA;Ph.D., Dance, Temple University