Colleen Hooper’s choreography has been presented since 2002 and New York venues include Dance Theater Workshop's Fresh Tracks series (now New York Live Arts), Danspace Project Out of Space, Dixon Place, BRIC Studio, DanceNow/NYC Festival, BAX/Brooklyn Arts Exchange, Joyce SoHo, and Dance New Amsterdam. In the Philadelphia region, her work has been featured in the Philadelphia Fringe Festival, the Painted Bride Art Center’s Independence Foundation Gallery for the Visual Arts, and Haverford College. She received choreographic residencies from Danceworks (2013), TOPAZ ARTS (2010), Dance Theater Workshop (2007), and Dancenow/NYC SILO (2004). As a performer, Hooper has danced for Red Dive, George Russell, Katherine Kiefer Stark/The Naked Stark, Beau Hancock, and Merían Soto. She received her MFA and PhD in Dance from Temple University and she was the recipient of the 2011 Rose Vernick Award for Artistic Transformation.
Colleen Hooper's research addresses dance and the politics of representation and she examines the relationship between dance and public space. She was a 2015-16 Senior Doctoral Fellow in the Center for Humanities at Temple University (CHAT) and she received her PhD in Dance from Temple University. As a graduate student, she was the recipient of the 2013 Edrie Ferdun Award for Scholarly Achievement and she served on the Board of Directors for the Society of Dance History Scholars from 2013-2016. Her writing has been published in the International Journal of Screendance and in Dance: Current Selected Research and she has a forthcoming article in Dance Research Journal.
Colleen Hooper is an Assistant Professor of Dance History at Point Park University. She teaches theory and studio courses including Dance History, Improvisation, Professional Seminar, and Modern Dance for Musical Theater. She also has her comprehensive Pilates certification from Drexel University and she has taught private lessons and group classes.