Christine Colquitt Thacker is an Assistant Professor of Dance. She was a dancer with Gregory Hancock Dance Theater from 1998-2007, debuting in Out of Darkness. In 2000, Christine received an Individual Artist Fellowship from the Indiana Arts Commission. In 2003, she received a Creative Renewal Fellowship from the Arts Council of Indianapolis and Lilly Endowment. She was also awarded the prestigious Center for Leadership Development Award for Excellent Achievement in the Arts and Theatre.
She was a regular performer in National City’s Yuletide Celebration with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. Christine was the assistant director of GHDT from May 2003 through Aug. 2007. She was involved with the Student Dance Ensemble (now G2) and helped advise and direct The Nutcracker. As assistant director, Colquitt Thacker was company spokesperson and represented GHDT in all media events domestically and internationally. As a dancer with GHDT, Christine performed more than 73 repertoire pieces, originating several roles including Mary Magdalene, Esmerelda, The Cheshire Cat, and Chandramuhki. She is the only dancer in company history to perform all three Joans in Joan of Arc.
Before coming to Indiana, she performed and studied with Dayton Contemporary Dance Theatre, Toledo Ballet Association, and Ballet Met. She has served as community outreach teaching artist in residence for Clowes Memorial Hall and worked with Martha Graham Company’s artistic director on Educational Outreach for the company’s residency. She has also taught modern dance workshops at the Indiana School for the Blind and Visually Impaired. She has taught Vaganova ballet for a number of years, beginning in Northwest Ohio in 1990 and has also taught modern and jazz.
She began teaching Dance at Anderson University in 2014.
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Assistant Professor of Dance
Composition, ballet, jazz
B.A., Butler University