ADF’s faculty form the foundation of the festival community. They are a group of generous, inspired, and accomplished artists, serving as mentors and guiding students to new heights of artistry and physicality. After an intense program of dance and dialogue, students and teachers often forge relationships that last long after the festival.


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“The best part of the summer was the teachers. They demonstrated such a mastery of the material, demanded all of our presence and awareness, and pushed us (lovingly) to demand the very best from ourselves. This kind of teaching is uncommon, it’s the kind of teaching that the American Dance Festival is famous for, and it’s the kind that I crave all school year.”

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SDI Faculty

Charles O. Anderson

SDI Faculty

Kimberly Bartosik

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Robbie Cook

SDI Faculty

Leah Cox

SDI Faculty

Joy Davis

SDI Faculty

Ramón Flowers

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Monique Haley

Rodney Hill jumping in the air

Rodney Hill

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Kate Jewett

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Jordan Lloyd

Momar Ndiaye dancing

Momar Ndiaye

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Sherone Price

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George Staib

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Rosanna Tavarez

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Shen Wei 

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Jessie Young