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Toni Poll-Sorensen

Dr. Toni Poll-Sorensen

Professor of Dance

Ph.D., Michigan State University
M.A., Central Michigan University
B.A., Grand Valley State University, Allendale, Michigan

Academic Areas: dance appreciation, ballet, modern dance, jazz dance, tap dance, dance composition and performance, director of Concert Dance Company, Alexander Technique

Dr. Toni Poll-Sorensen
173 Haas Fine Arts Center
Music & Theatre Arts Department
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
Eau Claire, WI 54702-4004

Phone: 715/836-2183
Email: pollsotl@uwec.edu

Dr. Toni Poll-Sorensen is a professor of dance in the Department of Music and Theatre Arts at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. Her career as a dancer, choreographer and a registered movement therapist has spanned more than 30 years. She has performed with the Gordon Raynor Dancers and on stage with Louis Armstrong and Dinah Shore. She has taught dance in public secondary schools and at universities in Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin. She has also worked as an artist in residence for Very Special Arts and as a guest teacher at numerous regional and national conferences. Toni currently directs the Concert Dance Company at UW-Eau Claire. She is a choreographer for campus and community musical and operas. She also assists ermerging choreographers in the Cabaret course and is a collaborator in the Opera Workshop. In addition, Toni is a certified teacher of the Alexander Technique and teaches courses in the technique at UW-Eau Claire and elsewhere. Toni is committed to living a profoundly physical life and is currently a student of Pilates, Authentic Movement and Tai Chi. She is also a Reiki Master.

Related Links:
Dance web site

Courses:

  • DNCE 101 Dance Appreciation
  • DNCE 110/310 Ballet I & II
  • DNCE 112/312 Modern Dance I & II
  • DNCE 114/314 Jazz Dance I & II
  • DNCE 116/316 Tap Dance I & II
  • DNCE 420 Dance Composition and Performance
  • DNCE 497 Dance Recital
  • MUSI 491/691 Special Topics
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