Curt Haworth
Modern Dance Coordinator
MFA, New York University
BA, University of California

Curt Haworth, an expatriate Californian, lived in New York City for twenty years before moving to Philadelphia in 2009. He holds a BA in Creative Writing from UC Santa Cruz and a MFA in Dance from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.  He has an eclectic movement background ranging from athletics to modern and postmodern techniques, to yoga, contact improvisation and ballet.  His work has been shown in Philadelphia at: the Annenberg Center, The Painted Bride. The Performance Garage, The CEC, and various Fringe venues; and in NYC at: The Danspace Project, LA MAMA, DNA, Symphony Space, Movement Research at the Judson Church, IFNY, Dixon Place, PS122, Metamorphosis, DanceNow, New Dance Alliance; as well as at: Rockland Community College, Bennington College July Program, and Tanecne Divadlo in Bratislava, Slovakia. He was a Movement Research Artist in Residence in 2001-2002.  Curt performed with Lisa Race’s Race Dance from 1993-2000, and toured internationally with David Dorfman Dance from 1990 to 2002, while creating over 15 original roles.  He has taught regularly at Movement Research and DNA (formerly Dance Space Center) in NYC. He is the cofounder of Falls Bridge: new movement, improvisation and performance festival; and is the director of Philly PARD (Performance Arts Research and Development), an organization dedicated to supporting and developing new performance and teaching modalities, located at the Mt Vernon Dance Space. He has taught and set work as a guest artist throughout the United States and Europe and is currently faculty at the American Dance Festival. He is an Associate Professor at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. For more info on PARD please visit:


Class Schedule, Fall 2017

TH04:00PM - 05:20PMChoreographic Viewpoints
TH11:30AM - 12:50PMImprov Performance Practice
M11:30AM - 12:50PMImprov Performance Practice
M,T,TH,F01:00PM - 02:20PMModern & Jazz Dance
M,T,TH,F01:00PM - 02:20PMModern & Jazz Dance
T,F11:30AM - 12:50PMStudio Practice
T,F11:30AM - 12:50PMStudio Practice

Contact Info

Office: Terra Hall 310
Tel: 215-717-6117
Fax: 215-717-6109