Noelle N. Bohaty

Dance Program Director, Lecturer-Technique, Choreography

Office: FAB 109A   |    Phone: (308) 865-8642   |    Email: bohatynn@unk.edu

Noelle Bohaty

Biography

Noelle Bohaty holds a Master of Fine Arts from The Ohio State University with an emphasis in choreography and performance. Her research interests include dance, theatre, text, and site-specific performance. Prior to graduate school, Noelle was a Lecturer of Dance at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Her classes follow a progression from exploring intention and initiation through floor work to driving through space with succulent fullness.
 
Originally from Nebraska, Noelle has taught dance for more than 15 years, including a year-long residency with 80+ middle and high school students from across Nebraska at the Lied Center for Performing Arts in Lincoln. She was a guest instructor at American College Dance Association, and she has performed, choreographed and directed many regional theatrical productions. She has taught at various pre-professional studios across the Midwest, most recently at BalletMet Academy in Columbus, OH. Her choreographic work has earned her awards from organizations such as Musical Theatre International, and the American College Dance Association Conference.
 
To date, Noelle has choreographed and/or directed over 80 theatrical productions including: Don Giovanni (The Ohio State University), Church Basement Ladies (Nebraska Repertory Theatre), Godspell, Wizard of Oz, Singin’ in the Rain (Lofte Community Theatre), Jason Robert Brown’s 13, and High School Musical (Lied Center for Performing Arts, Pinewood Bowl). Recent premieres of original works include:  feathers & wax, resolution, figurehead: waves to wreck and the order of things, the culminating performance project of her MFA career based in and around the poetry of Anne Sexton, the mythological story of Icarus, as well as the original script the other side of the sun/what comes after happy by Bohaty.
 
As a performer, Bohaty herself has appeared in numerous dance productions including Through the Dark (Minneapolis Fringe Festival), Shards (Sheldon Museum of Art), Cie Blicke for Movement Arts and Design in Europe (Meliséy, France), and City of Angels (The Ohio State University). Ms. Bohaty has performed works by Melanie Bales, Susan Van Pelt Petry, Alexandra Beller, Nia Love, David Marchant and was a principal dancer in Susan Levine’s company, SLOdance. She graduated magna cum laude from Washington University in St. Louis, earning her Bachelor of Arts in Dance and Philosophy-Neuroscience-Psychology, with additional degrees in Acting and Children’s Studies (2008).
 
Noelle’s work seeks to provoke thought, mourn opportunity lost and connect us to each other through the one thing we all share: bodies. Life is messy. Art-making finds the beauty in the mess. What you can’t speak, you sing. What you can’t sing, you dance.

Courses Taught

DANC 122        Dance Appreciation
DANC 131        Modern Dance I
DANC 132        Modern Dance II
DANC 141        Ballet I
DANC 142        Ballet II
DANC 148        Jazz Dance I
DANC 149        Jazz Dance II
DANC 236        Tap Dance I
DANC 237        Tap Dance II
DANC 248        Jazz Dance III
DANC 331        Modern Dance III
DANC 343        Ballet III
DANC 344        Dance Improvisation & Basic Composition

Faculty & Guest Artists