Campbell, Monica
Associate Professor - Dance
Last Updated: 10/24/18 -

Monica Campbell danced nationally and internationally with Diavolo Dance Theater (now called Diavolo –Architecture in Motion) from 1999-2006. Additionally, she acted as the rehearsal director from 2002-2004 and Associate Artistic Director from 2004-2006 with Director Jacques Heim. Education: University of Utah, Dance, M.F.A, where she received a Graduate Teaching Assistantship award and a Graduate Research Fellowship for her choreographic work Tabula Rasa. She is currently an Assistant Professor in Utah Valley University’s (UVU) department of dance, as well as the Modern Dance Program Coordinator. Campbell has shown her choreography both nationally and internationally. Her company, Monica Campbell & Dancers was the winner of the Rocky Mountain Choreography Festival and premiered an evening of her work in 2012. She was an Associate Choreographer for Diavolo’s Fluid Infinities that premiered in Los Angeles at the Hollywood Bowl in September, 2013. In Spring 2016 Campbell completed a sold out run in Salt Lake City of her evening length piece The Final Hours, which investigates ideas of occupation, revolution, community, and the individual intensity and commitment necessary to forge cultural change, set amidst the Hungarian Revolution of 1956. Additionally, her Screendance, Aleppo Agonistes, which is inspired by the Arab Spring, won 2nd place in the pre-professional film-maker division, and an audience choice award at the 2016 Utah Dance Film Festival and was an Official Selection for the 2016 DanceBARN Screendance Festival. In 2017 her Screendance, Triumvirate, was an official selection in the Outlet Dance Film Fesitval, the Tiny Dance Film Festival and the Utah Dance Film Festival where it won an audience choice award. She is currently the Artistic Director of Utah Valley University’s Contemporary Dance Ensemble (CDE), where she continues to choreograph extensively. Her current adventure has been to expand her research from the stage to the classroom by co-creating and teaching a new class at UVU entitled Peacebuilding Through the Arts, with Dr. Michael Minch, Chair of the Peace and Justice Studies Program. In Spring 2017 she was awarded an Ethics Center Faculty Fellowship to accompany UVU’s Peace and Justice Studies Program to Northern Ireland to study the peace process. The resulting research will culminate in a new piece of choreography for CDE, Turas, to premiere in March 2018.