Micki Taylor-Pinney


Lecturer, Dance


MFA, University of North Carolina, Greensboro
BS, University of Massachusetts, Amherst


Since 1985, Micki Taylor-Pinney has directed the dance program in the Department of Physical Education, Recreation and Dance and served as faculty advisor to the student dance company, Dance Theatre Group. Co-chair of the dance minor program in the College of Fine Arts since 1999 and director of Reach, a summer outreach program for urban youth since 1998. She teaches courses in modern dance, dance history, composition and aesthetics, as well as, Ideokinesis and pedagogy as a guest lecturer in the School of Education. She has had intensive training in international folk dancing and additional training in kinesiology with Dorothy Vislocky. A performer with Dance Collective beginning in 1986, she became an artistic director from 1998 to 2006 during which time she performed and choreographed for the company and directed the educational/outreach programs. She has choreographed over 50 dances for BU’s Dance Theatre Group and over 30 dances for professional dancers and companies. She has served as a dance education consultant and taught residencies for schools and colleges in Vermont, Rhode Island and Massachusetts. She is director of Mass Movement, Inc. providing educational outreach in schools and after-school programs through Young Audiences. She co-directed a teacher training grant in the Boston Public Schools and co-authored a manual for teachers. For 12 years, she was the dance director for creative arts summer programs in Dover and Brookline. Micki was president of Boston Dance Alliance for two of the eight years she served on the board in the 1980s.