See below for a list of supporting faculty members within the Performing Arts Department.

CatherineMarie Davalos  |  Interests  |  Scholarship  |  Service  

Education:

  • M.F.A. Dance, CSULB, May 1995
    Most Outstanding Graduate for the College of the Arts
  • B.A. Philosophy and Dance, California State University, Long Beach, 1985

Professional Experience:

  • Faculty at the Dance Center - CSULB (1995 - 1997)
    She taught Beginning Modern Dance Technique, Dance Orientation, Dance Production, Viewing Dance, and was Co-Director of the Community Dance Project.
  • Artistic Director - Saint Mary's College Dance Company
    This student group is comprised on majors and minors in dance. They perform 3-7 times during the school year both off and on campus. The Company is also supported by an Apprentice Company that will perform 3 times during the school year. Upon graduation, many of her students have become members of professional dance companies in the Bay Area.
  • Artistic Director - Davalos Dance Company
    The Davalos Dance Company has been praised by the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post, the San Francisco Bay Gaurdian, and Dance View Times. Davalos has been nominated for the Dance Magazine Choreographer of the Year for her duet "Doblez" which performed at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. She is also an active member of the Bay Area dance community showing her work in many local dance festivals throughout the year. Davalos graduated with an MFA in Choreography and Performance from California State University, Long Beach. She was awarded the title "Most Outstanding Graduate of the College of the Arts."

Elected Positions:

  • Southwest Regional Director - American College Dance Festival Association (January 2010)
    Southwest Regional Director, 2009-2012 Duties of the RD include: locating prospective sites and conference coordinators, developing a five-year plan for rotation of conference sites, establishing a Regional Planning Committee with a representative from each state in the region (Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada), providing ongoing support to the Host Conference School and attending the Southwest Regional Conference of the American College Dance Festival, annual board meeting and the biannual National College Dance Festival.
  • Southwest Region Board Representative - American College Dance Festival Association (November 2009)
    ACDFA, American College Dance Festival Association. This organization promotes dance education at the college and professional level through annual conference, a national festival, and meetings. 2003-2006, 2006-2009 Southwest Region Board Representative

Grants:

  • National Endowment for the Arts - (November 2011)
    Awarded an NEA grant for the development of a new work in collaboration with the Latin Ballet of Virginia. The dance, titled "Volver" will tour the south and Mexico.
  • Community Arts Grant - Zellerbach Family Fund (November 2005)
    Zellerbach Community Arts Grant with funding from the Zellerbach Family Fund and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, for Dreams Suite, an evening of work presented at the Women on the Way Festival, Dance Mission, San Francisco, January 2006.

Presentations:

Selected Presentations

  • Davalos, CatherineMarie (other-Dance)
    Bill Evans New Mexico Dancers' and Teachers' Intensive
    (August 2011)

Master Teacher

  • Davalos, CatherineMarie (other-Master Teacher, Modern Dance Class)
    American College Dance Festival Association Southwest Region Conference
    ACDFA Southwest Region Conference, Arizona State University, March 2010
    (March 2010)
  • Master Teacher. Davalos, CatherineMarie (invited, other-master class)
    East-Central Region, American College Dance Festival Conference
    East-Central Regional Conference Akron, OH
    (March 2009)
  • Master Teacher. Davalos, CatherineMarie (invited, other-master class)
    Southwest Region, American College Dance Festival Conference, University of California, Irvine
    Master Teacher, Southwest Region, American College Dance Festival, University of California Irvine, March 26-29, 2008, Irvine, CA
    (March 2008)
  • Master Teacher. Davalos, CatherineMarie (invited, other-master class)
    Southwest Region, American College Dance Festival, California State University San Francisco
    (January 2007)
  • Master Teacher. Davalos, CatherineMarie (invited, other-master class)
    Southwest Region, American College Dance Festival Conference, California State University, Sacramento
    Master Teacher, Southwest Region, American College Dance Festival, California State University Sacramento, March 15-18, 2006, Sacramento, CA

Performances:

choreography

  • A Wintry Mix. CounterPULSE. (January 2012)
    A Wintry Mix was a body of work that explored being the invisible American. Preview can be seen in the SF Chronicle.
  • Who Is She?. San Francisco International Arts Festival. (May 2010)
    A new work co-choreographed and performed by SMC dance faculty Rosana Barragan, CatherineMarie Davalos, Dana Lee Lawton, and Jia Wu. "Who is She?" is a 30- minute dance quartet exploring feminine myths of female icons in literature (Lysistrata, Sappho), music (Aretha Franklin, Billie Holiday), dance (Twyla Tharp, Martha Graham) and culture (The Virgin Mary, Marilyn Monroe). Original music composed by EJ Youngblood.
  • Six Questions. (February 2009)
    Davalos Dance Company 14th season, Six Questions, with all music composed by Martin Rokeach, performed live, ODC Dance Commons, San Francisco, CA, February 2009.
  • Terrain. Centrum Center for the Arts. (August 2008)
    Bill Evans and Friends, premiered Terrain (duet), Centrum Center for the Arts, Port Townsend, WA, August, 2008.
  • Finding Equal. Vision Series. (December 2007)
    Vision Series, Finding Equal (quartet), produced by SFDance Repertory, Cowell Theater, San Francisco, CA, December 2007.
  • Borders, Spaces, and Brown-eyed Girls. MALCS Summer Institute and Conference. (August 2007)
    University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Campus, MALCS Summer Institute and Conference, Borders, Spaces, and Brown-Eyed Girls (30 minute solo version), St. Paul, MN, August 2007.
  • Blue Monkeys. Raw and Uncut. (July 2006)
    Raw and Uncut, premiered Blue Monkeys, Footloose Dance Studio, San Francisco, CA, July 2006.
  • Dreams Suite. Women on the Way. (January 2006)
    Women on the Way Festival, premiered Dreams Suite, a full evening work with eight dancers, Dance Mission, San Francisco, CA, January 2006.
  • Shatter, Mend, Scatter, Bend. West Wave Dance Festival and Summerfest/Dance. (July 2005)
    West Wave Dance Festival and Summerfest/Dance, premiered Shatter, Mend, Scatter, Bend (quartet), ODC Theater, San Francisco, CA, July 2005.
  • my soul is very brown, and so is my skin.... Dance IS. (March 2005)
    Dance IS Festival, my soul is very brown, and so is my skin... (quartet), Julia Morgan Center for the Arts, Berkeley, CA, March 2005.
  • Sacral Queens, Latinas, and Dreams. ODC. (January 2005)
    Davalos Dance Company 10th Anniversary Concert Sacral Queens, Latinas, and Dreams, ODC Theater, San Francisco, CA, January 2005.
  • Aguas Calientes. Women of the World Festival. (January 2005)
    Women of the World Festival, Aguas Calientes (trio), Dance Mission, San Francisco, CA, January 2005.
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