University of Pittsburgh
January 31, 2011

Pitt Professor of Dance Education Appointed to Advisory Council by the Arts Education Collaborative

Contact:  412-624-4147

PITTSBURGH—Susan Gillis-Kruman, University of Pittsburgh faculty member in the School of Education’s Department of Health and Physical Activity, has been appointed by the Arts Education Collaborative (AEC) to serve on its advisory council. 

The advisory council comprises community leaders and art educators; members serve a term of three years and can be reappointed. The AEC is dedicated to strengthening education by making the arts central to learning through collaboration, research, and advocacy. 

Gillis-Kruman has been a dance educator at Pitt for 33 years and is the advisor for the Dance Ensemble, a Pitt dance-performance group. She is the coordinator for the dance minor program, where she teaches dance, dance-related courses, and yoga in the undergraduate program. She also created the online tutorial “The Early Moderns,” about the beginnings of modern dance. 

Previously, she served as the first director of the Pittsburgh Dance Alloy and has been on the dance panel of the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. She has served as vice president of dance for both the Pennsylvania State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance, and for the Eastern District Association of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance. 

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