Professor Mariah Maloney has danced all over the world with modern dance icon Trisha Brown and is nationally recognized in her field. Today, through her work in Brockport’s Dance Department, Maloney conducts research and teaches the craft while working to create opportunities for her students. “This year, I facilitated exposure and opportunity for 24 students to be involved in the professional dance world as performers, scholars, and educators,” Maloney says. “The ongoing wealth of learning that weaves in and out of and walks alongside teaching, scholarship and relationship building is awesome at Brockport. I am blessed to be spending my life engaged in this important work.”
As a teacher and scholar, “I wish to explore improvisation in dialogue with choreographic structure to unearth the articulate sensing body inside solo and ensemble choreography. I seek to experience raw beauty, music, possibilities, problem solving and dreams with dance artists, collaborators and audiences alike. I am deeply satisfied and moved by the creative cycle at Brockport, a wonderful figure eight of potential and possibilities generously guiding my teaching and scholarship endeavors to their most realized and transformed living form. As a scholar in the field of contemporary dance, my goal is to build upon, develop and enhance my national and international dance presence and networks; the aim being to enhance Mariah Maloney Dance teaching and scholarship engagements by increasing visibility for upcoming creative projects and to further opportunities to present internationally”.