Michele Rusinko

Faculty

Professor in Theatre and Dance

Michele is a teacher, choreographer, dancer and writer. She has taught at Gustavus Adolphus College for 21 years. She received her B.A. from St. Olaf College and M.F.A. from Arizona State University. Prior to coming to Gustavus, Michele spent four years as the Director of Dance at Weber State University in Odgen, Utah. In recent years her work as a guest artist and teacher has taken her from Mora, Sweden, to Dublin, Ireland. Rusinko's essays and commentaries on dance have been featured on Minnesota Public Radio. Rusinko is on Sabbatical for the 2010-2011 academic year.  She will be traveling to Europe, the Middle East and Asia, where she will be teaching and doing research.

Experience

  • Director, dance program at Gustavus Adolphus College: 1988-present
  • Director of Dance Weber State University
  • Dancer/Choreographer for concerts in Twin Cities
  • Commentator on dance
  • Minnesota Public Radio

Teaching Areas

  • Modern
  • Ballet
  • Dance history
  • Dance composition
  • FTS

Education

B.A. St. Olaf College; M.F.A. Arizona State University



Courses Taught

Past
Synonym Title Times Taught Terms Taught
T/D-117 Dance Repertory Practicum 67 2018/SP, 2017/FA, 2017/SP, 2016/FA, 2016/SP, 2015/FA, 2015/SP, 2014/FA, 2014/SP, 2013/FA, 2013/SP, 2012/FA, 2012/SP, 2011/FA, 2010/SP, 2009/FA, 2009/SP, 2008/FA, 2008/SP, 2007/FA, 2007/SP, 2006/FA, 2006/SP, 2005/FA, 2005/SP, 2004/FA, 2004/SP, 2003/FA, 2002/SP, 2001/FA, 2001/SP, 2000/FA, 2000/SP, and 2000/JN
T/D-104 Ballet I 34 2017/FA, 2017/SP, 2016/FA, 2015/FA, 2015/SP, 2014/FA, 2014/SP, 2013/FA, 2013/SP, 2012/FA, 2012/SP, 2011/FA, 2010/SP, 2009/FA, 2009/SP, 2007/FA, 2007/SP, 2006/FA, 2006/SP, 2005/FA, 2005/SP, 2004/FA, 2003/FA, 2002/SP, 2001/SP, 1999/FA, and 1999/SP
T/D-370 Advanced Studies in Performance: Creative Research 20 2018/SP, 2017/FA, 2017/SP, 2016/FA, 2016/SP, 2015/FA, 2015/SP, 2014/FA, 2014/SP, 2013/FA, 2012/FA, 2011/FA, 2010/SP, and 2009/SP
T/D-399 Senior Project 19 2011/SP, 2010/SP, 2009/FA, 2009/SP, 2008/FA, 2008/SP, 2007/FA, 2007/SP, 2006/FA, 2006/SP, 2005/FA, 2005/SP, 2004/FA, 2004/SP, 2002/SP, 2002/JN, 2001/FA, 2001/SP, and 2000/SP
T/D-102 Fundamental Modern Dance 16 2016/SP, 2011/FA, 2010/SP, 2009/FA, 2009/SP, 2008/FA, 2008/SP, 2007/FA, 2007/SP, 2006/SP, 2005/SP, 2004/FA, 2004/SP, 2001/SP, 2000/FA, and 2000/SP
T/D-377 Choreography 16 2010/SP, 2009/FA, 2009/SP, 2008/FA, 2008/SP, 2007/FA, 2007/SP, 2006/FA, 2006/SP, 2005/FA, 2005/SP, 2001/FA, 2001/SP, 2000/FA, 2000/SP, and 1999/FA
T/D-105 Modern Dance II 14 2018/SP, 2016/SP, 2014/FA, 2013/SP, 2008/FA, 2008/SP, 2006/FA, 2006/SP, 2004/SP, and 2003/FA
T/D-270 Intermediate Studies in Performance: Creative Research 14 2018/SP, 2017/FA, 2017/SP, 2016/FA, 2016/SP, 2015/FA, 2015/SP, 2014/FA, 2013/FA, 2012/FA, 2011/FA, 2010/SP, and 2009/SP
T/D-215 Stage Management 13 2010/SP, 2009/SP, 2008/SP, 2007/SP, 2006/SP, 2005/SP, 2004/SP, 2002/SP, 2001/SP, and 2000/SP
T/D-398 T/D Honors Project 12 2018/SP, 2017/FA, 2017/SP, 2016/FA, 2016/SP, 2015/FA, 2015/SP, 2014/FA, 2014/SP, 2013/FA, 2013/SP, and 2012/SP
T/D-115 Assistant Stage Manager 11 2010/SP, 2009/SP, 2008/SP, 2007/SP, 2006/SP, 2005/SP, 2004/SP, 2002/SP, 2001/SP, 2000/SP, and 1999/SP
T/D-232 Dance History 10 2018/SP, 2016/SP, 2014/SP, 2012/SP, 2010/SP, 2009/SP, 2007/SP, 2005/FA, 2003/FA, and 2001/FA
FTS-100 FTS:Tell Me a Story 8 2017/FA, 2015/FA, 2013/FA, 2011/FA, 2009/FA, 2007/FA, 2001/FA, and 1999/FA
T/D-375 Advanced Modern Dance Company 7 2002/SP, 2001/FA, 2001/SP, 2000/FA, 2000/SP, 1999/FA, and 1999/SP
NDL-144 ST:Resiliency Rebound 4 2018/SP, 2017/FA, 2017/SP, and 2016/FA
T/D-305 Movement Foundations 4 2016/FA, 2014/FA, 2012/FA, and 2008/FA
T/D-120 Body Stories 4 2014/JN, 2013/JN, and 2004/JN
T/D-110 Performance Practicum 4 2002/JN, 1999/FA, and 1999/SP
NDL-108 Bouncing Forward 3 2018/JN, 2017/JN, and 2016/JN
T/D-245 Dance Composition 3 2006/FA, 2002/SP, and 2000/FA
T/D-240 Kinetic Learning 3 2004/SP, 2002/SP, and 2000/SP
T/D-268 Career Exploration 2 2010/JN and 2002/JN
T/D-372 Advanced Creative Expression 1 2016/JN
T/D-277 Dance Composition II 1 2015/SP
CUR-240 Theatre Arts 1 2015/SP
T/D-107 January Play Production 1 2006/JN
T/D-109 Beginning Jazz Dance 1 2005/SP
IDS-100 Body, Mind, and Art 1 2001/JN
T/D-312 Lighting/Sound Practicum 1 1999/FA
Courses prior to Spring semester 1999 are not displayed.