2005 Codarts Conservatory (NL), Diploma
2006 The Ohio State University, BFA
2015 Integrated Movement Studies, CLMA
2017 The University of Utah, MFA
Dance and World Cultures
Michael Crotty's research falls into the often intersecting categories of creative, scholarly and pedagogical work. His creative work involves the integration of classical and contemporary dance forms devised in the realm of dance theater. Crotty's scholarly research utilizes queer theory as a lens to illuminate 18th century literary romanticism.
His pedagogical research is cross-disciplinary, as Crotty seeks to provide educators in higher education with tools to use the body as a conduit for retention and understanding within the classroom.
Crotty's choreographic work continues to be commissioned across the United States. This includes choreographic commissions at The University of Dayton (OH), Columbia College (SC) and California State University Sacramento. Most recently, Crotty was invited to present his dance theater work, "The Dead Tree," at the Breaking Ground Festival in Tempe, AZ. Additionally, his choreographic work, "P3," was chosen for Regional Gala Selection at the NW American College Dance Festival.
Crotty is a current member of The National Dance Education Organization (NDEO), with previous years as a board member for The Utah Dance Education Organization (UDEO).
Crotty's pedagogical research was recently presented at the 2018 Intermountain "Teaching for Learning" Conference in Las Vegas, NV. Crotty's research, "MARC: Movement as a Conduit for Retention in the Classroom" offers teachers in higher education a clear toolbox for reconsidering the role of the body in traditional lecture courses.
American College Dance Association, Gala Selection for chorographic work, "P3"
Southern Utah University, "Influencer Award" (2017, 2018)
Southern Utah University, "Outstanding Educator Award" (2019)
Southern Utah University, "Curriculum Innovation Gran,t" for the development of the course: "Dance Ethnography" (2019)