Matthew Farmer


Member, NASD Committee on Nominations
Elected September 2020, term ends September 2023

Matthew Farmer is currently the Chair of the Dance Department at Hope College and the Dorothy Wiley DeLong Endowed Professor of Dance. He is the Co-Artistic Director of R.G. Dance Productions, Co-Artistic Director of H2 Dance Co., and co-author of the book Introductory Modern Dance: A Teaching Manual.

Professor Farmer was a company member of The Peter Sparling Dance Company, and company member and Associate Director of LehrerDance. As a soloist and guest performer, he has had the pleasure of performing works by Avi Kaiser, Sergio Antonino, Merce Cunningham, Laura Dean, Matthew Thornton, Doug Varone, and many more. He has performed throughout the United States, Germany, Belgium, and the U.K., and his choreography has been produced throughout the U.S., the U.K., and Mexico. His teaching credits include directorships, professorships, and residencies at multiple colleges and universities in the U.S., as well as a faculty member and judge for multiple national dance conventions and competitions.

Professor Farmer serves NASD as a visiting evaluator.

Professor Farmer received his Master of Fine Arts degree in Dance Performance and Choreography from the University of Michigan, and his Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre and Dance from Hope College.

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Posted October 2020