Sandra Burton

Co-Chair, Advisory Council
Williams College
Williamstown, MA

Biography

Sandra L. Burton (Co-Chair) is the Lipp Family Director of Dance at Williams College and holds an MFA in Choreography/Dance from Bennington College. She is a dancer, choreographer, educator and arts presenter. Her choreography for theater from 1982-2004 includes Williamstown Theater Festival (A Raisin in the Sun, We Were Dancing, Birdie Blue, The Cherry Orchard), Playmakers Repertory Theater (Salome), the Goodman Theater (Joe Turner Come and Gone), Henry Street Settlement (Duet) and Williams College Theater Department (The Bacchae, Trojan Women, Tales from the Vienna Woods, A Tale of Mystery). As a member of the Chuck Davis Dance Company, Burton toured nationally for eleven years and was selected by the National Endowment for the Arts as a dancer/educator for their national Artist in Education program serving from 1978-83. She was chosen as a finalist by the Massachusetts Cultural Council for excellence in choreography in 1994. Her work has been performed at Dance Theater Workshop, Judson Memorial Church, Theater 4/Negro Ensemble Company, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, Williams College Museum of Art, Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art and at venues in Nicaragua, Brazil and Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. She continues to study, research and travel to learn more about the history and cultures of people from the African Diaspora.

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