Holly Boda-Sutton is a Full Professor of Dance at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, where she codirects the Dance Program.
She is the advisor for all students in the INFA Dance Arts Major and Dance Minor programs.
She is also director/choreographer of the IUP Dance Theater Company.
was the 1999 recipient of the IUP Distinguished Faculty Award for the Creative Arts.
She received her M.F.A. in Dance from Texas Womanâ€™s University, specializing in both performance and choreography.
Ms. Boda-Sutton also holds a M.Ed. from Salisbury State University, Maryland, and a B.A. in Business from the University of Northern Colorado.
Ms. Boda-Suttonâ€™s work has been presented at the state, regional, national and international level.
work has included historical reconstructions, full-length original ballets, musicals, and original
was choreographer for the grant-funded project, under Dr. Susan Wheatley, to reconstruct Maja Lex & Gunild Keetmanâ€™s 1935 suite, Tanze Zu Ehren von Tag and Nacht (Dances to Honor the Day & Night).
This reconstruction was invited to perform at the National Conference of the American Orff-Schulwerk Association
, the International Dalcroze conference, and the Womenâ€™s Composer Symposium.
The work was also funded to professionally produce both CD & video for archival preservation.
Since 2004, Ms. Boda-Sutton
has acted as director/choreographer for five major collaborative projects with Rosaly Roffman
and David Berlin.
Ms. Boda-Sutton has worked with the Pennsylvania Department of Education in several capacities.
conducted a survey and created a Pennsylvania Dance Educators Directory in 1996.
the writing committee for the Pennsylvania State Standards for the Arts from 1997-2000.
has been the recipient of the PSAHPERD Professional Honor Award, the EDA-AAHPERD Outstanding Professional Award in Dance, and the EDA-AAHPERD Honor Award.
was also awarded the PSAHPERD
Dance Division - University Teacher of the Year award in 2008.