|Honorary Member – William (Bill) Evans|
My long life as a healthy dancer is no coincidence. I was guided by generous and engaged dance kinesiologists at crucial points in my career over five decades – including John M.Wilson, Sally Fitt, Karen Clippinger, Kitty Daniels, and Ginny Wilmerding. IADMS has created an international community in which dance scientists interact with dance teachers to share investigations and findings that improve the health, well-being, training, and performance longevity of dancers throughout the world.
William (Bill) Evans
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William (Bill) Evans, MFA, CMA, has woven his work as a professional choreographer and performer with a career in dance education. Since 2004 he has served as visiting professor and guest artist in the Department of Dance at the State University of New York at Brockport. Between 1967 and 2004 he was based at four state universities where he worked as both a professor of dance and a professional choreographer and performer: University of Utah, University of Washington, Indiana University and University of New Mexico. He has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship, an honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts from Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, the National Dance Education Organization’s Lifetime Achievement Award, the New Mexico Governor’s Award for Achievement and Excellence in the Arts, the Outstanding Service Award from the National High School Dance Festival, the Dance Teacher Magazine Lifetime Achievement Award and the Scholar/Artist of the Year Award from the National Dance Association. Since 1999, he has conducted the Bill Evans Summer Dance Teachers’ Intensives and Certification Program in the Evans Laban-Based Modern Dance Technique.