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M.F.A., Dance - Smith College
B.F.A., Dance - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Christine Bennett-Richard was Founder and Artistic Director of Boston-based Bennett Dance Company from 1996-2007. From 2010-2014, Christine was Assistant Director for the Office for the Arts Dance Program at Harvard University.
Christine has taught dance at Smith, Hampshire, and Mount Holyoke Colleges; the Cambridge Rindge and Latin School; Boston University; The Cloud Foundation; The Yard on Martha's Vineyard; Roger Williams University; and has led master classes throughout the Northeast. Her choreography has been performed at The Boston Center for the Arts, Tsai Performance Center, Colby College, St. Joseph College, Roger Williams University, Medicine Wheel Productions, ArtBeat in Davis Square, The Cambridge Multicultural Arts Center, New York City's Dixon Place, Emerson Majestic Theatre, Forest Hills Cemetery, Salem State College, The Dance Complex, Dance Umbrella, The Huntington Theatre Education Department, World Music/Crash Arts, Burning Man, and Boston Children's Museum.
Christine has received choreographic recognition and/or funding from the New England Foundation for the Arts (Touring Support, Meet the Composer Support), Massachusetts Cultural Council, Dance Umbrella, the Boston Center for the Arts, Jacob's Pillow, The Dance Center of Columbia College, the Lisa Carducci Memorial Scholarship/University of Illinois, and the Gretchen Moran Fellowship/Smith College.
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