Christine Colosimo 


PhD dance studies candidate, Temple University, MA dance education, Columbia university, Certified Movement Analyst, Laban institute, NY, BFA dance performance, Rutgers university 


Christine has collaborated with visual artists from around the world creating pieces that combine live dance with video dance, live music with electronic music, and live dance with projected light painting and photography. Christine's aesthetic interests are in the collaborative process of working directly with other artists ranging from musicians, to photographer, poets and opera singers. The mission of her choreography is to allow art to consume the observer towards a multi-media lived experience. 

As a dance history professor at Rider University, Christine is constantly reminded of the powerful history and lineage of all dance choreographers that predate her work. She invites this intoxicating history of those who choreographed before her to ignite and inspire her work.

Christine is founder and director of the NJ based dance company IHWSH Dance Project. The mission of this company is to empower and encourage female dancers to continue to produce work and perform beyond the age of forty. IHWSH Dance Project is celebrating its fifteenth year.

Christine is N.J. State certified in both Dance Education and K-5 Education. Her expertise as Artist in Residence is prominent in Mercer County, NJ. She is well-known for her Integrated Arts programs with elementary aged school children that incorporate subject matter and curriculum standards with dance and movement experiences. These special projects deepen the student’s understanding of the material and support classroom teaching. Ms. Colosimo has created unique and specific movement projects for subject matters, such as Weather Dances, Insect Informances, Solar System Movement Explorations, Passport/Heritage (Multi-Cultural) Dance Performances, Oceanography Dances and she also teaches dances from Colonial Times to 3rd and 4th grade children.

Christine has been a working dancer, choreographer, dance educator and art administrator for over thirty years. She started her career in NYC with the Erick Hawkins dance company as understudy, teacher and assistant administrator. She is a graduate of Teachers College, Columbia University in NYC, Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University in NJ and the Laban Institute of Movement Studies in NYC.

As a PhD student, her research is based on the life and work of Erick Hawkins, linking his dance theory and aesthetic to twentieth century American  modernism. 



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