Dr. Victoria V. Hutchinson
Dr. Hutchinson (1990) is a Professor of Dance and was the Founding Chair (2008-2012) of the Department of Theatre and Dance at Salisbury University, where she received the Distinguished Faculty Award for excellence in teaching, professional development, and service. She developed and directs the Dance Program, coordinates the Dance Minor and the Theatre Living Learning Community, and teaches courses in Creative Modern Dance, Dance Appreciation, Dance Teaching, and Yoga.
Hutchinson holds an Ed.D. in Dance from Temple University (Russell Conwell Fellow), an M.A. in Choreography from the University of Arizona, and a B.F.A. magna cum laude in Modern Dance Performance from the University of Utah. She is a certified Laban Movement Analyst (Laban/Bartenieff Movement Institute) and holds certification in Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training and The Foundations of Distance Education (University of Maryland University College). Her record includes scholarship training with the Repertory Dance Theatre (Utah), the Martha Graham Contemporary School of Dance (London and New York City), and Kathak with Guru Pandit Durgalal in India. Performing credits include the Arizona Opera (principal dancer), Aristophanes’ "The Clouds" at Ford's Theatre (Washington, DC), Dance Process/Dance Company (Baltimore), and soloist in the works of Nolan Dennett, Jan Erkert, Bill Evans, Annabelle Gamson, Loabelle Mangelson, Jennifer Mueller, Ririe-Woodbury, and John M. Wilson.
Victoria has choreographed more than 50 works for concert dance, musical theatre, opera, and theatre; and, treasures her musical collaborations with soloists, choral groups, and percussion ensembles. Acclaimed for her copyrighted reconstruction of Mary Wigman's 1926 "Hexentanz" that has been set on professional and student dancers across the nation, she has presented research on the Cherokee Booger Dance and dance applications for online learning and distance education. Victoria's artist-scholar record includes a Council for the International Exchange of Scholars Indo-American Fellowship and an Illinois Arts Council Choreography Fellowship; Kennedy Center for the Arts Performance Excellence Award, University of Arizona Creative Achievement Award, and National Dance Association Graduate Student Literary Award. Named to Who's Who Among American Teachers in 2004, Hutchinson has published in Impulse: The International Journal of Dance Science, Medicine, and Education and The Journal of Interactive Instruction Development; reviewed for The Dance Research Journal, and presented at AAHPERD, Dancing and the Child International, Dancing in the Millennium, EDUCAUSE, and NDEO conferences. She served on the American College Dance Festival Association's national board of directors, Maryland State Arts Council dance panel, Salisbury-Wicomico Arts Council, and was a founding member of the Eastern Shore Ballet Theatre board of directors. Her professional memberships include the National Dance Association and the National Dance Education Organization.
Prior to Salisbury University, Hutchinson held teaching and administrative positions at Eastern Illinois University.
Office: Fulton Hall 201
Phone: 410.543.6278; 410.548.5588
Office Hours: Fall 2012: Tuesday/Thursday 3:00-4:00 p.m. and by appointment; Monday/Wednesday 1:00-2:00 p.m. in Maggs 168 Dance Studio.