Constance Dinapoli

Faculty, Lower Division Faculty, Upper Division Faculty, Adult Program Faculty

Constance Dinapoli has enjoyed a broad career in all aspects of the field of dance that stems from performing with the Paul Taylor Dance Company (PTDC). Highlights include PTDC touring to perform worldwide and originating many roles by Taylor as well as additional dances by Christopher Gillis and Karla Wolfangle. She has also performed with Dancers’ Stage, Ballet Works, Elizabeth Shea Dance, Karen Reedy Dance, and Adriane Fang.

Dinapoli is currently an adjunct professor in the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences at The Johns Hopkins University, and faculty for all divisions with The Washington School of Ballet. She recently served as the artistic coordinator of contemporary dance at the Peabody Preparatory, The Peabody Institute, an instructor at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County Department of Dance, and a lecturer in dance at Goucher College.

Dinapoli has served on faculty at Barnard College in New York City, the College-Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati, Ohio; Indiana University in Bloomington, IN; the American Dance Theater Workshop, Garden City, N.Y.; the Taylor School in New York City; Chautauqua Dance at the Chautauqua Institution, NY; and George Mason University in Fairfax, VA.

She teaches master classes, conducts workshops, and choreographs dance around the country for professional companies and at universities and private studios such as the University of Maryland, College Park, Fairfax County Public Schools, and the Virginia Ballet Company. She is the director of the Paul Taylor Summer Intensive at rotating school locations.

Dinapoli is a répétiteur for the Paul Taylor Dance Foundation and has re-staged Mr. Taylorʻs dances throughout the United States and Asia (Cloud Gate Dance Theatre, North Carolina Dance Theatre, Cincinnati Ballet, Louisville Ballet, Indiana University, and George Mason University, among others,) as well as directed Taylor 2. She was awarded a fellowship of Advanced Studies from Indiana University and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in art history and economics from Stanford University and a Master of Fine Arts in dance from George Mason University.