Elizabeth Kattner Ph.D.
Freie Universität Berlin. Ph.D. in Theatre Studies/Dance Studies
University of Nevada-Las Vegas. Master of Music in Dance
University of Nevada-Las Vegas. Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology
Oakland University. (August 2013-Present) Department of Music, Theatre and Dance, Assistant Professor of Dance.
University of Michigan-Flint. (September 2008-August 2013) Department of Theatre and Dance, Lecturer.
Freie Universität Berlin. (2007-2008) Institute for Theatre Studies, Lecturer.
University of Nevada-Las Vegas. (1994-1996) Dance Department, Adjunct Faculty.
Choreographic and Directing Experience:
Children of Tomorrow. Ensemble. Music: Various Contemporary Pop. (2013)
Dumbarton Oaks. Ensemble. Music:Stravinsky. (2013)
Dancers in Blue. Ensemble. Music: Debussy. (2013)
Hide and Seek. Trio. Music: Imogen Heap. (2012)
Portrait of a Lady. Solo. Music: Antidotum Taratulae. (2012)
Songs of Humanity. Ensemble. Music: Enya, Karl Jenkins. (2011)
Episodes in a Village. Ensemble. Music: Antidotum Tarantulae. (2010)
Zauberflöte. Ensemble. Music: Mozart. (2009)
Steps Out of Time. Ensemble. Music: Bach and Telemann. (2009)
Sleeping Beauty Act III. Classical staging after Petipa. Music by Tchaikovsky. (2012)
Pas de Quatre from Sleeping Beauty Act III. Staged after Petipa. Music: Tchaikovsky. (2011)
Coppélia Pas de Deux . Staged after Saint Léon. Music: Delibes. (2011)
Peasant Pas de Deux from Giselle. Staged after Petipa. Music: Adams. (2010)
University of Michigan-Flint.
Co-director of Faculty Dance Concert Movements. (2013)
Assistant Director Student Choreographic Showcase. (2012)
Assistant Director Faculty Dance Concert. (2012)
Ensemble and Repertory Classes. (2010-2013)
Adviser for Student Choreography. (2009-2012)
New England European Missions Corporation. (1998-2004) Berlin, Germany. Entertainment
Coordinator and Dance Director for multi-media productions at conferences and seminars (100 to 2000 participants) in Berlin, Germany and Paris, France.
and What Women Really Want. Womens Day Seminars, Berlin. (1999-2002)
Celebration. Central European Missions Conference, Berlin. (2000)
Even Greater Things. European Missions Conference, Paris. (1999, 2001)
One Vision. Central European Student Retreat, Berlin. (1999, 2000)
Early Life and Works of George Balanchine. Südwestdeutsche Verlag für Hochschul-schriften. Updated print version of dissertation. Print. 2013.
Dancing Toward Learning: Its All About the Tutu. Scholarship of Teaching. Print. Fall 2012.
Diaghilev: Ballets Great Dramaturge. Dance Dramaturgy: Catalyst, Perspective and, Memory. Society of Dance History Scholars 2011 Conference Proceedings. Web. September 2011.
The Early Life and Works of George Balanchine (1913-1928). Dissertationen Online an der FU Berlin. Web. June 2010.
Bridge from East to West: the 1924 Tour of George Balanchines Soviet Dancers. Scholarship of Teaching. Print. January 2009.
Marche Funèbre, A Lost Work of Balanchine. Ballet Review. Print. Spring 2008.
The Artistic Collaboration Resulting in the Creation of the Ballet Parade. ProQuest. Web. 1997.
"Das Muendel will Vormund sein". Play by Peter Handkes, consisting of stage directions only. Translated from German to English by Elizabeth Kattner. Performed at UM Flint University Theatre. Directed by Shih Ting Kao. December 2012.
Correspondence from George Balanchine to Serge Diaghilev (1925-1927). The Early Life and Work of George Balanchine (1913-1928). Translated from Russian and French to English by Vera Vielhaber and Elizabeth Kattner-Ulrich. Web. July 2010.
Enter Apollon: Referring to the Mythology in the Work of Gregorio Lambranzi. Lautre pas - Tanz im Spannungsfeld zwischen Theater, Architektur und Bildender Kunst. Author: Klaus Abromeit. Translated from German to English by Elisabeth Kattner-Ulrich. Web. November 2010.
Presentations and Workshops:
Constructivism and the Birth of Neo-Classicism: An Examination of the Influence of Sculpture and Theatre on the Early Works of George Balanchine. Special Topics Conference Society of Dance History Scholars: Sacre Celebration, Toronto. April 2013.
Meet the Flintstones: A New Generation of Community Artists Revive a City Given up for Lost. Elizabeth Kattner and Emma Davis at Dance and the Social City: 2012 Annual Conference Society of Dance History Scholars. Philadelphia PA. June 2012.
The Physics of Dance. Workshop given at UM Flint Super Science Friday. May 2011, May 2012, May 2013.
Dance in Schools. Celebration of Teaching: Teaching Showcase. April 2012.
Hide and Seek. Original Choreography presented at American College Dance Festival Association East Central Region, Grand Rapids, MI. March 2012.
Turning Pointe: Active Classroom Learning In Schools to Provide a Live Dance Experience for Young People. Poster presentation at UM Flint 6th Annual Assessment Summit: Embracing Experiential Learning: Implications & Provocations. Presented with Shelby Newport, Beth Wielinski and Amanda Janke. February 2012.
Diaghilev: Ballets Great Dramaturge. Dance Dramaturgy: Catalyst, Perspective and, Memory. Society of Dance History Scholars Conference, Toronto. July 2011.
Reconstruction Methods: George Balanchines Funeral March (1923). Done with permission of the George Balanchine Trust at American College Dance Festival Association East Central Region. March 2011.
LAutre Pas. (2005-2006) Berlin, Germany. Artistic Director: Klaus Abromeit. Baroque Ensemble.
Lange Nacht der Museum. Berlin, Germany. Märkische Museum. (2006)
Heinrich Schütz Tagen. Bad Köstriz, Germany. (2006)
Antidotum Tarantulae. Berlin, Germany. (2006)
Institut für Historischen Tanz/Contre Temps. (2001-2006) Berlin, Germany. Artistic Director: Ingo Günther. Baroque ensemble.
Darmstadt Residenz Festival. Darmstadt, Germany. (2002, 2004, 2005)
Goethe Institut. Athens, Greece. (2002)
Wörlitz Festival. Wörlitz, Germany. (2005, 2006)
Musical Instruments Museum at Berlin Philharmonic. Berlin, Germany. (2004)
Bach Festival. Greifswald, Germany. (2005)
Straubing International Music Festival. Straubing, Germany. (2005)
Sanssouci. Potsdam, Germany. (2006)
Nevada Dance Theatre. (1991-1992 and 1994-1996) Las Vegas, Nevada. Trainee and guest dancer: corps de ballet and character roles. Artistic Director: Vassili Sulich. Ballet Master: Louis Godfrey.
Nutcracker (1991, 1994, 1995)
Giselle (1991) Staged by Denise Schultz.
Las Vegas Suite (1991) Choreographed and staged by Robert North.
Hungarian Dances (1992)
Walls in the Horizon (1992)
Cinderella Finale (1992)
La Sylphide (1995) Staged by Denise Schultz.
Graduation Ball (1996)
Sleeping Beauty Prelude and Act III (1996)
Semi-Professional and University Performance:
University of Nevada-Las Vegas. (1994-1996)
Pas de Quatre (1995) Staged by Alfredo Corvino.
Giselle: Peasant Pas de Deux (1995) Staged by Ernesta Corvino.
Orfeo ed Euridice (Opera) (1994)
Barber of Seville (Opera) (1995)
Mendelssohns Violin Concerto (1995)
Parallelogram of the Sun (1995)
Die Fledermaus (Opera) (1996)
A Soldiers Tale (1995)
Twin Cities School of Dance and Twin Cities Ballet. (1988-1991). Normal, Illinois. Semi-professional company. Artistic Director: Alexander Bennett.
Nutcracker (1988, 1989, 1990)
Les Sylphides (1988)
Peter and the Wolf (1988)
Graduation Ball (1989)
Sleeping Beauty: Prelude (1989)
Swan Lake Act I Scene II (1990)