Rodger Blum

Professor of Dance and Chair of the Dance Department

Rodger Blum

Contact & Office Hours

Berenson Studio

413-585-3234

Education

M.F.A., University of California, Irvine

B.F.A., North Carolina School of the Arts

Biography

Before coming to Smith College, Rodger Blum was ballet master/soloist for the original Raleigh Dance Theatre (now Carolina Ballet) and chair of the dance program at the Performing Arts School in Louisville, Kentucky, where he was given an excellence in teaching award from the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts. His choreography has been presented by various companies on the East and West coasts as well as in Belgium, Spain, Portugal and Germany.

Active in the field of dance and technology, Blum’s dance/theatre video Embrace was shown at the FAIF International Film Festival in the Mann Chinese Theatres in Hollywood.

Blum received Smith’s Sherred Prize for Distinguished Teaching in 2014.