Tricia Zweier is an educator, choreographer, performer, and author, with a cross-disciplinary interest in dance and kinesiology. After earning a Master of Science in Kinesiology and a Master of Fine Arts in Dance from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, she relocated to Missouri and is in her 12th year as an Associate Professor of Dance teaching mostly contemporary and jazz techniques, dance history, dance & technology, and dance science courses at Lindenwood University in St. Charles, Missouri.
Outside of LU, Tricia has been commissioned to teach master classes in Illinois, Missouri, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Texas. She has also completed residencies as a guest artist at The Center for Contemporary Dance Pre-professional Student Intensive (Orlando, FL), The College of Lake County (Grayslake, IL) and Texas Tech University (Lubbock, TX). Tricia performed with the Atlantic City Ballet (formerly Atlantic Contemporary Ballet Theatre) and Flatlands Dance Theatre, as well as international tours in the cruise line industry as a lead dancer and dance captain. Her modern dance performance credits include the works of Hanya Holm, Merce Cunningham, and Martha Graham. She has also had the pleasure of working with more contemporary artists including Sean Curran, Mark Dendy, and Nejla Yatkin.
Most recently, she presented original choreography at The Detroit Dance City Festival (September 2022) and authored a new book, The Dance Anatomy Coloring Book (Pre-order now). Tricia is the Operations Coordinator for The Dance Science and Somatics Educators, an active member of The National Dance Education Organization and The International Association for Dance Medicine & Science and serves as Board Secretary for Modern American Dance Company. She is also a PBT/PCT certified teacher and a Certified Yoga Teacher (CYT-200).
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