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Alice Bloch

Alice Bloch has a PhD in Dance History from Temple University and a Choreographic MA from UCLA. Alice is a fourth-generation Isadora Duncan dancer, training with Lori Belilove, Gemze DeLappe, Ellen Foreman and Julia Levien. Her Duncan lecture-performances include Isadora Duncan: Life into Art and Isadora Duncan and the Dance of Democracy, on her radical educational theories. Her article, Duncan Lives! appeared in the September 2008, issue of Dance Magazine. Alice has set Duncan dance on the Happendance Company, Michigan, MADCO and COCAdance, among others. She presented an analysis of Duncan’s famous essay, The Dance of the Future, at the Isadora Duncan Foundation Summer Dance Intensive in New York in the Summer of 2009. Alice dances to poetry in The Watching Heart: A Journey in Peace and Always Arriving, a collaboration with Rumi scholar and poet Dr. Fatemeh Keshavarz. She regularly performs at the Gerard Manley Hopkins International Festival in Ireland. Alice has taught Introduction to Dance/Movement Therapy at Washington University and has led healing workshops at the Siteman Cancer Center and Hope Lodge. She has taught movement for older adults at the Willows and other venues. Alice serves on the Boards of the Missouri Dance Organization and the Missouri Alliance for Arts Education, as well as the Advisory Council of the Grand Center Arts Alliance. She is proud to be part of the development of Grade Level Expectations in Dance and Dance Teacher Certification Requirements for the state of Missouri. She uses dance to teach peace-making skills at the House of PAIS, Social Justice Curriculum Workshop and PeaceJam