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Ms. Myra  Daleng
Ms. Myra Daleng
Director of Dance, Emerita
Myra Daleng has been the director of dance at the University of Richmond for 26 years. This position includes teaching dance technique classes in ballet, jazz, tap and modern. Ms. Daleng also teaches choreography, dance history and kinetics--the science of movement for dancers. Ms. Daleng founded and served as artistic director for the University Dancers for 25 years. She has choreographed numerous musicals for the University of Richmond's theatre productions. She holds a bachelor of arts in dance from the University of Maryland and a master's of science in dance from James Madison University.

Prior to the University of Richmond, Ms. Daleng was the artistic director and proprietor of Richmond Dance Center for 12 years. Ms. Daleng performed as a principal dancer with the Richmond Ballet (1976-79), was a principal dancer and artistic director of Ballet Contemporary (1978-79) the modern company of the Richmond Ballet and co-founded and performed with the Virginia Dance Company (1980-83). Ms. Daleng performed in musicals for the Barn Dinner Theatre and Theatre IV. Ms. Daleng taught dance for the Virginia Governor's School for the Visual and Performing Arts for nine years, hosted by the University of Richmond. Each summer Ms. Daleng spends time studying dance technique and somatics at dance festivals throughout the United States.
Distinguished Educator Award; University of Richmond; 2010
American College Dance Festival Association
Omicron Delta Kappa
Alpha Psi Omega, National Drama Honorary
Institutional Service
Faculty Advisor; Ngoma; Student African Dance Company
M.S., James Madison University
B.A., University of Maryland
Contact Information
M205 Modlin Center for the Arts
(804) 289-8314
(804) 287-1841 (Fax)
Areas of Expertise
Technique: ballet, jazz, tap, modern
Dance history
Kinetics (the science of movement for dancers)