Charles O. Anderson
CHARLES O. ANDERSON is choreographer, educator and EDI consultant for university dance programs investing in anti-racist approaches to dance education and programming. He is associate chair of the Department of Theatre and Dance at The University of Texas at Austin and Head of the Dance Program. He founded UT Austin’s MFA in Dance and Social Justice. He is also the artistic director of the critically acclaimed afro-contemporary dance-theatre company, Charles O. Anderson/dance theatre X (founded in 2003). Prior to moving to Austin in 2011, Anderson was based in Philadelphia, PA where he gained national recognition for his choreographic work and funding support from such foundations and organizations as The National Performance Network, The Pew Foundation for Arts and Heritage, The Independence Foundation, The Puffin Foundation, and The Philadelphia Cultural Fund. As a specialist in contemporary African Diasporic dance, Anderson's choreography has been presented throughout the U.S. as well as internationally. Among his achievements in afro-contemporary choreography and dance theatre, Anderson was selected as one of “The 25 Artists to Watch” by Dance Magazine and is a Pew Fellowship in the Arts recipient. For more information about Charles O. Anderson.