Mary DiSanto-Rose '75, Doctor of Arts


Associate Professor of Dance Mary DiSanto-Rose ’75 joined the Skidmore faculty in 1981. She teaches Improvisation, Modern Technique, and Modern Reconstruction Workshop.  She earned her M.Ed. and Ed.D. in dance from Temple University.

Professor DiSanto-Rose has performed with the Sybil Dance Company of Philadelphia and with Albany area dance companies, and has collaborated with visual artists and composers to create integrated performance pieces for art galleries.  A guest artist with the Isadora Duncan International Institute Dancers, she has toured with them in Greece. In June 2005 she participated in the First Symposium to Reinstate the Delphic Games: Festival of Delphic Arts in Delphi, Greece. She has re-staged classic modern dance works by Doris Humphrey, Charles Weidman, Sophie Maslow, Pearl Primus, Donald McKayle and Isadora Duncan, and has been a guest lecturer at the National Museum of Dance, The Egg Theater in Albany, and Skidmore Summer Seminars.  She serves on the boards of the New York State Council on the Arts Dance Panel, New York State Dance Force, New York State Dance Education Association, Capital/Saratoga Dance Alliance, and Partners in Dance.