University of Vermont

The College of Arts and Sciences

New CAS Faculty


Paul Besaw

Assistant Professor of Dance

Paul Besaw, Assistant Professor of Dance at the University of Vermont, has been hired to build a new dance program housed in the Department of Music.

Professor Besaw teaches modern and jazz dance technique, choreography, dance history, improvisation, and world dance cultures.  His primary interests lie in developing original dance/theatre and his work has been seen throughout the U.S. He is a founding member of The Misa Table, a performance collective devoted to original movement/theatre projects, and his experience also includes performing for dance artists John Gamble, Jan Van Dyke, Jack Arnold, Sherone Price, Sally Bomer, Kayvon Pourazar, and Blue Skid Dance.

He has served as full-time dance faculty at California State University, Sacramento, where he coordinated the 2006 American College Dance Festival Association (ACDFA) Southwest Region Conference, and Catawba College in North Carolina, where he coordinated the dance and musical theatre programs. Three of his dances have been presented and selected for regional ACDFA conference culminating Gala Concerts.

Originally a New Hampshire native, Professor Besaw received his undergraduate degree in theatre from Keene State College, his M.F.A. in Dance from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and has pursued post-graduate studies in dance/theatre at both the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Arizona.

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