Sabrina Madison-Cannon, Associate Professor of Dance / Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies
Sabrina Madison-Cannon received her professional training as a scholarship student at the National Academy of Arts and the Alvin Ailey American Dance Center. As a soloist with the Philadelphia Dance Company (Philadanco), Ms. Madison-Cannon worked with renowned choreographers including Talley Beaty, Milton Meyers, Elisa Monte, Michael Peters, Gene Hill Sagan, and Lynne Taylor Corbet. She holds a Master of Fine Arts in dance from the University of Iowa and a certification in Pilates from Stott Conditioning in Toronto, Canada. Ms. Madison-Cannon’s teaching experience includes faculty positions at Southern Methodist University, the University of North Texas, and the Philadelphia School of Dance Arts. Currently she is an associate professor of dance at the UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance. Her guest teaching positions include the University of Iowa, Hampton University, Fort Wayne Ballet Academy and Virginia School of the Arts. In addition she has the honor of being the University of Georgia’s first Willson Center for the Arts-Franklin College Visiting Scholar in the departments of Dance and African-American Studies.
In 2004 Ms. Madison Cannon was invited to present her research from the Library of Congress’ Lester Horton Collection in a paper titled, “Lester Horton and his Continued Influence on the African-American Dance Ethos” for the Society of Dance History Scholars conference in Durham, North Carolina. Her choreography has been presented for the International Choreographers Showcase in Barcelona and Madrid, the New York International Fringe Festival, the American College Dance Festival’s Gala Performance and three times for the International Association of Blacks in Dance (IABD) conference. Recently, she has been invited to present works for the 2009 IABD conference, Denver, Colorado and the 45th International Choreographers' Showcase, which takes place in ArtéDanse, Biel, Switzerland.