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Liz Faller, M.A. - Instructor

 
Liz  Faller, M.A.
 

Academic Statement (Return to top)

For thirty-five years, Liz has devoted her life to the promotion of human potential through study, practice, and teaching. Her interdisciplinary focus, with an emphasis on embodied awareness, includes dance, nature, performance art, yoga, mindfulness, creativity, ritual, and experiential education. With her extensive background in improvisational, transformational, and West African inspired dance, Liz continues to teach, perform, choreograph and direct, with infectious enthusiasm. Her commitment to a dynamic balance of academic structure and self-directed learning, and to earth-based community, anchors and enlivens her courses. Her approach is holistic (integrating body, mind and spirit), playful, and supportive, with an intention to meet the unique learning style of each student. Her faith in the profound wisdom and creativity that lies within each one of us, guides her way.     

Current college courses: Dance and Transformation, Intermediate Dance Improvisation, Introduction to Dance and Improvisation, Nature and Dance, Yoga: Philosophy and Practice, Life Centering: Meditation and Mindfulness, Opening the Creative Mind

Community courses: Mindfulness Yoga, Vipassana and Mindful Movement, Dance Improvisation Lab, Dance Awake

Private Practice: Wisdom Within: Creative Tools for Human Restoration

 

 

Background & Experience

Selected Publications (Return to top)

Faller, Elizabeth Ann, When Spirit Comes Dancing, Master’s Thesis, 1999

Curtis, Diane, “Higher Education: Declaration of Independence”, Dance Teacher Magazine, interview, January 2005: 86-88.    

Faller, Elizabeth Ann, “The Dance for Wilderness Project: Interdisciplinary, Service-Oriented Education”, chapter in Teachable Moments-Essays on Experiential Education, 2005


Presentations (Return to top)

 Selected Performances and Presentations

Arts & Letters Faculty Showcase, Performance Art Tribute to my Mother, 2011

Directed Dance Finale for Presidential Inauguration of Dr. Kristin Wooler, 2010

Facilitator,  Ceremony Leader, Raw Spirit Festival,  Sedona and Prescott, AZ. 2005-2010     

           Opening Ceremony, Workshops: EarthSky Yoga, Dance Awake

Presenter, Unitarian Universalist Church,  2009

            Web of Life: From Theory to Wondrous Experience

 Guest Artist/Lecturer, Albright College, Reading, Pennsylvania, 2004; 

           Dance for Wilderness; Master Classes: Nature and Dance, Sacred Dance

Seattle World Rhythm Festival; Arizona Jazz Festival; Seattle Festival of Alternative Dance and Improvisation.


Research (Return to top)

Liz's current literature and applied research focuses on cultivating mindfulness, embodied awareness, intuitive intelligence, and creative expression in restoring human balance and wellness, and social sustainability. For several years, she has applied her research in several classes she teaches in the local community, including Dance Improvisation Lab: Essence of Presence and Mindfulness Yoga.  


Education (Return to top)

Master of Arts in Dance, Prescott College, Prescott, Arizona, 1999

Master Hypnotist, Hypnotherapist, Heartwood Healing Arts College, Garberville, CA., 1985

Bachelor of Arts in Sociology/Anthropology (cum laude), Western Washington University, Bellingham, Washington, 1974       


Expertise (Return to top)

Liz's expertise is in emergent-design, experiential education, human development, movement studies, dance,  and performance art, grounded in knowledge and contemplation, and open to the mysterious and unexplainable.    


Coverage in News & Media (Return to top)

Selected media

Prescott College student distills music career, life experiences into multimedia concert   http://theazedge.com/main.asp?SectionID=14&SubSectionID=13&ArticleID=865

Faller speaks on, "Waking up to the Web of Life"   http://www.dcourier.com/Main.asp?SectionID=1&SubSectionID=1&ArticleID=69123

How to Create an Independent Study Program at your University     http://www.dance-teacher.com/content/how-create-independent-study-program-your-university

Presentation from Prescott College salutes Carbon's Canyon   http://www.sunad.com/index.php?tier=1&article_id=2072

African-inspired Dance Draws Students Of All Ages    news.google.com/newspapers?nid=894&dat=19960222...

Prescott College Teacher's Performance Brings Work To A High Point      news.google.com/newspapers?nid=894&dat=19990415...

Liz Faller : Dancer     http://www.rawspirit.com/bio.php?personid=37


 

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