Salmon, Nancy C.


Nancy Salmon

Emerita and Former Assistant Director/Registrar for the Bates Dance Festival

Nancy Salmon, Emerita and the former Bates Dance Festival Assistant Director/Registrar, taught various courses in Theater, Dance and Education at Bates since 2008. Nancy has a long career as dancer, choreographer, and teacher in Maine, including higher education positions at Washington University (MO), University of Southern Maine, New School for Social Research in NY.

She has presented her own dance/theater works and performed in works by Senta Driver, Liz Lerman, Paul Taylor, Rachel Lambert and Stephan Koplowitz, as well as being active both professional and community theaters. She was the Director of Arts Education at the Maine Arts Commission for 15 years and is a vocal advocate for arts/dance education, having served on arts education panels for regional and national grant-makers, including the National Endowment for the Arts.

Nancy was the Maine Project Manager for a tri-state, three-year professional development program that trained dance artists to present in public schools, a project funded, in part, by the Dana Foundation.  Nancy received her BFA from the North Carolina School of the Arts and her MFA from the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University.