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


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Courses Taught

Current

T/D-102 (Fundamental Modern Dance), T/D-105 (Beginning Modern Dance), T/D-117 (Dance Repertory Practicum), T/D-232 (Dance History), T/D-270 (Intermediate Studies in Performance: Creative Research), T/D-370 (Advanced Studies in Performance: Creative Research), and T/D-398 (Theatre Honors Project)

Past
Synonym Title Times Taught Terms Taught
T/D-117Dance Repertory Practicum602015/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-104Beginning Ballet292015/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-399Senior Project192011/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-377Choreography162010/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-370Advanced Studies in Performance: Creative Research152015/FA, 2015/SP, 2014/FA, 2014/SP, 2013/FA, 2012/FA, 2011/FA, 2010/SP, and 2009/SP
T/D-102Fundamental Modern Dance152011/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-215Stage Management132010/SP, 2009/SP, 2008/SP, 2007/SP, 2006/SP, 2005/SP, 2004/SP, 2002/SP, 2001/SP, and 2000/SP
T/D-115Assistant Stage Manager112010/SP, 2009/SP, 2008/SP, 2007/SP, 2006/SP, 2005/SP, 2004/SP, 2002/SP, 2001/SP, 2000/SP, and 1999/SP
T/D-105Beginning Modern Dance102014/FA, 2013/SP, 2008/FA, 2008/SP, 2006/FA, 2006/SP, 2004/SP, and 2003/FA
T/D-270Intermediate Studies in Performance: Creative Research92015/FA, 2015/SP, 2014/FA, 2013/FA, 2012/FA, 2011/FA, 2010/SP, and 2009/SP
T/D-232Dance History82014/SP, 2012/SP, 2010/SP, 2009/SP, 2007/SP, 2005/FA, 2003/FA, and 2001/FA
T/D-398Theatre Honors Project72015/FA, 2015/SP, 2014/FA, 2014/SP, 2013/FA, 2013/SP, and 2012/SP
FTS-100FTS:Tell Me a Story72015/FA, 2013/FA, 2011/FA, 2009/FA, 2007/FA, 2001/FA, and 1999/FA
T/D-375Advanced Modern Dance Company72002/SP, 2001/FA, 2001/SP, 2000/FA, 2000/SP, 1999/FA, and 1999/SP
T/D-120Body Stories42014/JN, 2013/JN, and 2004/JN
T/D-110Performance Practicum42002/JN, 1999/FA, and 1999/SP
T/D-305Movement Foundations32014/FA, 2012/FA, and 2008/FA
T/D-245Dance Composition32006/FA, 2002/SP, and 2000/FA
T/D-240Kinetic Learning32004/SP, 2002/SP, and 2000/SP
T/D-268Career Exploration22010/JN and 2002/JN
T/D-372Advanced Creative Expression12016/JN
NDL-108Bouncing Forward12016/JN
T/D-277Dance Composition II12015/SP
CUR-240Theatre Arts12015/SP
T/D-107January Play Production12006/JN
T/D-109Beginning Jazz Dance12005/SP
IDS-100Body, Mind, and Art12001/JN
T/D-312Lighting/Sound Practicum11999/FA

Courses prior to Spring semester 1999 are not displayed.