Meet Michael Crotty
Assistant Professor, Dance
Phone: (813) 257-3745
Address: 401 W. Kennedy Blvd. Tampa, FL 33606
2005 Codarts Conservatory (NL), Diploma
2006 The Ohio State University, BFA
2015 Integrated Movement Studies, CLMA
2017 The University of Utah, MFA
2021 ABT® Certified Teacher in Pre-Primary through Level 5
Dance and World Cultures
Composition and Choreography
Dance Anatomy, Kinesiology and Injury Prevention
Applied Dance Fundamentals III
Teaching Methods for Community and Diverse Populations
Communication in Motion
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. Most recently, Crotty's scholarly research explores pedagogical methods in the liberal arts.
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 in 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) and a board member for the Utah Dance Education Organization (UDEO).
Most recently, Crotty developed and instructed the course MAPC 615, Communication in Motion, for students in the Masters of Professional Communication (MAPC).
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 Grant for the development of the course: Dance Ethnography (2019)