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Cheryl Pallant

Adjunct Instructor
  • Profile

    Cheryl Pallant has enjoyed dance since college when she studied with Steve Paxton, Kei Takei, Carmen Beuchat, and Nancy Stark Smith. Her specialties include contact improvisation, movement improvisation, Argentine tango, contemplative movement, somatics, meditation, and performance art. She authored Contact Improvisation: an Introduction to a Vitalizing Dance Form, Ginseng Tango, Writing and the Body in Motion: Awakening Voice through Somatic Practice. She was dance and performance critic for High Performance and Style Weekly and was advisor for the film, “An Intimate Dance.” She has published several poetry books and over 200 articles, stories, and poems in the U.S, England, and elsewhere. She performs solo as well as ensemble work with dance theater group Song-ah. She received the Theresa Pollak Prize for Excellence in the Arts, two NEH awards (in partnership with Richmond Arts Council) and was finalist for the Bechtel Award. She has taught at University of Tulsa, Keimyung University (in Korea), Ottawa University, and Virginia Commonwealth University and leads workshops worldwide. She is a certified Reiki and Healing Touch practitioner. Her website is cherylpallant.com