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Yoav Kaddar

Associate Professor in Dance


Dr. Kaddar has performed nationally and internationally as guest artist and has been a member of such modern dance companies as the Jose Limon Dance Company, Paul Taylor Dance Company, Pilobolus Dance Theatre, Peter Pucci Plus Dancers and Jacob’s Pillow’s Men Dancers. He has also danced with numerous independent NYC choreographers and has choreographs for dance and theater.


His teaching, professional movement coaching and choreography consist of both national and international appointments. Among others these include the Limon Dance Institute in NYC, The National School of Dance in Buenos Aires, Argentina; The Novosibirsk Opera Ballet in Novosibirsk, Russia; The Juilliard Drama Division; Shadowland Theatre, NY; New Paltz Summer Repertory Theatre; Fisher Center for The Performing Arts, Bard College, NY; The Signature Theatre, NYC; The Rubin High School for Music and Dance in Jerusalem Israel; The International Latin American Dance Festival in Maracaibo, Venezuela; Stamford City Ballet, CT; and at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA. His work has been performed nationally and at such venues as the Smithsonian Museum of Art in Washington DC and in Ottawa Canada. His tribute piece Standing Tall has been restaged and performed nationally at dance festivals, universities and private dance studios. The work is also in the permanent archives at the National 9/11 Museum in New York City.


Dr. Kaddar presents workshops on topics related dance, dance education and dance as a theatre art at national and international conferences. These have included presentations at the American College Dance Festival Association (“ACDA”: http://www.acda.dance), the National Dance Education Organization (NDEO), the national conference of the Association of Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE), The Association for Theatre Movement Educators (ATME), at World Dance Alliance Conferences, and at various art related conferences such as the International Conference for Arts and Humanities in Hawaii and at the Fashion Institute of New York in NYC.


Dr. Kaddar is the recipient of the Martha Hill Award for Outstanding Achievement and Leadership in Dance from the Juilliard School, is a Fulbright Scholar, and a recipient of the Fellowship/Scholar Award from ATME and the SOFA Award from the National Association of College and University Residence Halls. He has been invited to serve on the New York Foundation of the Arts Choreography Panel, the National Society of Arts and Letters dance competition and the Pennsylvania Dance Masters scholarship auditions. He has been nominated for the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Distinguished Service serves on the Board of Directors of NDEO and has served on the board of directors of ACDA. Dr. Kaddar is a member of the WVU Rhodes Scholar Selection Committee and was appointed to the US Student Fulbright National Arts Screening Committee.  He is a founding member and current president of the WV Dance Education Organization and the director and founder of the WVU Summer Dance Academy.