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Tressa Gorman Crehan

Tressa Gorman Crehan M.S., has been on the dance faculty at the University at Buffalo, State University of New York, for over 26 years. She has served as Associate Director of Dance, Head of Dance Education and Creative Studies in the Dance Program, and Director and Associate Director of Zodiaque Dance Company. Tressa is also the Founding Director of Young Choreographers Showcase and the UB Summer Dance Program.

Tressa is an active member of the National Dance Education Organization (NDEO), the New York Dance Education Association (NYSTEA), and the American College Dance Festival Association (ACDFA). She has been a guest speaker/presenter for these and other organizations. She is currently serving as the Northeast Regional Representative for the ACDFA and is on the NYSTEA board.

The UB Dance Department hosted the American College Dance Festival in both 2003 and 2005 under Tressa’s direction. UB will host the festival in 2007 with Tressa again serving as Chair. Tressa was also Conference Co-Chair of the 2005 NDEO Annual Conference held in Buffalo, NY.

She was a recipient of the prestigious Milton Plesur Excellence in Teaching Award. Tressa has been awarded numerous grants for dance, performance technology, and choreographic research. Her choreography credits range from concert dance to theatrical productions to computer generated choreography. She is extremely active in presenting workshops, master classes and lectures in dance kinesiology, creative movement, modern dance, and dance for children and special populations. Her guest teaching and choreography have taken her across the United States and throughout Mexico and South America.