Prior to joining Ithaca College, Anne F. Hogan served as Dean of the College of Communication and Fine Arts at the University of Memphis, and she was also the Founder and Acting Director of the University of Memphis Institute for Arts. Anne previously served as the Director of Education at the Royal Academy of Dance, based in London, and as its Senior Advisor for International Partnerships, based in the US. Anne’s tenure with the Royal Academy of Dance included the development of a graduate program for professional dancers, delivered in collaboration with the Berlin State Ballet, as well as partnerships with higher education and arts institutions in Australia, China, and North America, and the launch of a major research and community outreach initiative on ‘Dance and Lifelong Wellbeing,’ targeting older adults.
Dean Hogan’s earlier career includes serving as Associate Dean in the Faculty of Humanities, Arts, Languages and Education at London Metropolitan University, where she previously held the position of Academic Leader of Performing Arts, Film Studies, and Theatre Studies; as Head of Dance Studies at the University of Wolverhampton; and as Head of Postgraduate Studies and Research at London Contemporary Dance School. She taught the Shakespeare seminar at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris, and has also taught in the Department of English and Comparative Literature at the American University of Paris, where she later took on the role of Director of Alumni Relations and Annual Fund Giving.
A former member of the Boston Ballet Company and Pacific Northwest Ballet, Anne holds a BA in English Literature from Harvard University, and an MA and PhD in English Literature from Brown University. Anne’s publications include Balanchine Then and Now and The Song of the Body: Dance for Lifelong Wellbeing, and she has been a featured presenter at various international conferences and symposiums. Her research interests include the choreographic legacy of George Balanchine, Shakespeare in Dance, Health and Wellbeing for Performing Artists, and Somatic Practices in Performing Arts training. She is currently the associate editor for a new edition celebrating the work of the designer/director/producer Robert Wilson (Margery Arent Safir, editor).