Allen Fogelsanger

Allen Fogelsanger is a composer, educator, accompanist, improvisor and computer programmer specializing in music for dance.  At Marymount Manhattan College he has taught Rhythm in Sound and Movement, Beginning Dance Composition, Music for Dance, and BFA Choreography Projects; he has additionally accompanied ballet, modern dance and composition classes.  He also teaches and accompanies at the New York University Tisch School of the Arts Dance Department, the Purchase College Conservatory of Dance, the Gibney Dance Center, and Ballet Arts (at City Center).  Before moving to New York in 2011 he was a senior lecturer and Director of Music for Dance in the Department of Theatre, Film & Dance at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, where he taught numerous courses including Music and Choreography, Interactive Performance Technology, Dance Improvisation, and Formalist Aesthetics of Music, Dance and Painting.  He received a PhD from Cornell in Mathematics and is completing a Master of Music degree in Music Technology at NYU.  Fogelsanger’s music, alone and as part of dances, videos and installations, has been presented in the Americas, Europe and Australia, and he has presented papers and talks at international conferences and festivals, including those of the Congress on Research in Dance, the World Dance Alliance, and the International Guild of Musicians in Dance.  He is co-founder of Armadillo Dance Project, an ongoing collaboration in movement-based interactive multimedia.