Karl Rogers is a dancer, choreographer and dance scholar. In addition to dancing for David Dorfman Dance since 2005, Rogers is artistic director of Red Dirt Dance. His company has presented work and been commissioned across the country, including a recent performance at the Multi-Use Community Cultural Center in Rochester, NY. Rogers’ performance credits include projects with Terry Creach, Paul Matteson, Colleen Thomas, Heidi Henderson, Meghan Durham-Wall and many others. He has taught at colleges and festivals around the world; most notably he serves as co-director for the Young Dancers Workshop for pre-professional teens at the Bates Dance Festival. Rogers holds an MFA in choreography and is pursuing a PhD in critical dance studies from the Ohio State University. He is an assistant professor of dance at The College of Brockport, where he teaches composition, improvisation, modern dance technique, repertory and dance history, aesthetics and culture.