Douglas Corbin

Professor (Lecturer)

Musical Director

Douglas holds B.A. and M.A. degrees from Hunter College, City University of New York.

Office: 106 MCD

After improvisation studies with jazz pianist Andrew Hill, he was introduced to dance work at Creighton University and continued in New York City, where he won acclaim from a wide variety of dancers and companies including the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, American Ballet Theatre, Mary Hinkson, Twyla Tharp, Mark Morris, and many others. Douglas enjoyed a productive relationship with the David Howard Dance Center, where his work with David resulted in several well-received recordings of music for ballet class. 

International work has included workshops on music for dance training in Copenhagen, Zürich, Amsterdam, Stuttgart, Havana, Caracas, and Hiroshima as well as seasons at Ballett am Rhein in Düsseldorf, and the Ballett Compagnie Oldenburg in Germany.  He has continued his work with distinguished teaching artists on the music staff at the American Dance Festival, with Gerri Houlihan, contact improvisation work with Tiffany Rhynard, in numerous workshops with Jawole Zollar and the Urban Bush Women, with Suzanne Farrell, Lorraine Graves and the West Virginia Dance Festival, the Houston Ballet and the Houston Ballet Academy.

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