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Sharee Lane - Dance

Dance Adjudicator Sharee Lane
Sharee Lane is an Associate Professor with the School of Dance (Modern Dance and Ballet Programs) at the University of Utah and retired in July 2017 after 28 years of teaching there for both the Modern Dance and Ballet Programs, and was granted the prestigious honor of Professor Emerita from the University of Utah’s School of Dance. While at the U of Utah, Lane was a recipient of three Thomas D. Dee Grants, and in 2006, received the prestigious Philip and Miriam Perlman Award for Excellence in Student Counseling and Advising of students (campus-wide).

Sharee was a soloist dancer with Ballet West from 1970-1979 under Artistic Directors Willam F. Christiansen and Bruce Marks, and was a member of the Ballet West Artistic Staff and Assistant Director of the Ballet West Conservatory under Artistic Directors, John Hart and Jonas Kage from 1989-1999.

Lane taught Upper and Lower Division Ballet Technique and Pointe, Freshman Seminar, Advanced Principles of Teaching, and Directed, as well as Choreographed for the Modern Dance Program’s Performing Dance Company and the Ballet Program’s Utah Ballet. Her works have been performed internationally at the Staatliche Ballettschule Berlin (Berlin, Germany), and at the Vaganova Dance Society’s 20th Anniversary Gala in Edmonton, Canada, and nationally for Repertory Dance Theatre (RDT) in Salt Lake City, the Snowy Range Summer Dance Festival at the University of Wyoming, and the University of Cincinnati’s College Conservatory of Music.

Nominated for the College of Fine Arts Scholars Program, Lane presented her research “Through the Looking Glass: Examining the Impact of Mirrors in Technical and Artistic Development in Female College Ballet Dancers” for the Corps de Ballet International Conference at Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan, the Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities, Honolulu, Hawaii, and at Utah Valley University, Orem, Utah. In July 1992, Lane, along with colleague Olaf Hoefer, Director of Repertoire of the Staatliche Ballettschule Berlin, founded the International Cultural Dance Exchange between Ballet West, the Ballet West Conservatory (now Academy), the Modern Dance and Ballet Programs at the University of Utah’s School of Dance, with the Staatliche Ballettschule Berlin.

She continues her association as a frequent guest teacher for Ballet West, the Ballet West Academy, Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, (Aspen, Colorado), and Repertory Dance Theatre, Salt Lake City, Utah.