Theatre and Dance

Christie Zimmerman

Assistant Professor of Dance

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BG 208   Phone: 765-285-0982  

Department of Theatre and Dance
Arts and Communications Building, Room AC 306
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

Additional Information
Musical Theatre, Ballet, Jazz, Tap
Tenure Track faculty
Date of Hire: August 2008

Biography
Christie Zimmerman is a contemporary choreographer, performer, and educator. Her dance theatre works have been performed in cities around the country on both theatrical and concert stages, and have been heralded as “relentlessly inventive” (OC Weekly) and an “unadulterated delight” (Ambush Magazine, New Orleans).

Christie is currently an Assistant Professor of Dance at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana where she teaches technique and serves as coordinator of the dance program. She received her early dance training in New Orleans before relocating to the west coast, where she completed her Master of Fine Arts in Dance Choreography from the University of California, Irvine. While there, Christie was one of three students in the School of the Arts to receive a Chancellor’s Fellowship. She also had the privilege of assisting and working under the guidance of Tony Award nominee and modern dance extraordinaire Donald McKayle - performing, teaching, and choreographing for both the drama and dance departments.

In 2010, she established z3movement project, a Mid-west/Indiana based dance theatre collaborative, where she serves as Artistic Director and Choreographer. Since its inception, the company has been busy presenting works at DUMBO Dance Festival (NYC), Cool NY Dance Festival (NYC), Green Space Blooms (NYC), Take Root (NYC), Core Project Chicago (Chicago, IL), Harvest Chicago Contemporary Dance Festival (Chicago, IL), the Midwest Regional Alternative Dance Festival (Kalamazoo, MI), Rebound Dance Festival (Chicago, IL), and the 80th Anniversary of the Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival as part of the Inside/Out Series.

Christie has worked extensively with both developing and professional dancers, teaching master classes nationally, and serving on the faculties of the University of Minnesota, Duluth, and the Columbia Gorge School of Theatre. She has been the recipient of several grants and awards in recognition of her work as a choreographer, including Ball State University's ASPiRE Junior Faculty Creative Arts Grant and the 2012 Department of Theatre and Dance Outstanding Creative Endeavor Award. Christie is also a proud member of Dance Masters of America, as well as an Associate Member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society.

Course Schedule
  • Course
    Course
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    No.
    Section
    Section
    Time
    Time
    Days
    Days
    Location
    Location
  • Course
    Intro to Dance Histo
    No.
    100
    Section
    800
    Section
    0000-0000
    Days
    Location
  • Course
    Intro to Jazz 2
    No.
    131
    Section
    1
    Section
    1415-1530
    Days
    M W
    Location
    BG 101
  • Course
    Jazz 1
    No.
    230
    Section
    1
    Section
    0900-1050
    Days
    T R
    Location
    BG 104
  • Course
    Dance Conditioning
    No.
    300
    Section
    1
    Section
    0800-0850
    Days
    T R
    Location
    BG 101
  • Course
    Jazz 3
    No.
    330
    Section
    1
    Section
    1200-1350
    Days
    T R
    Location
    BG 213
  • Course
    Immersion Experience
    No.
    434
    Section
    4
    Section
    0000-0000
    Days
    Location
  • Course
    Ball State Dance The
    No.
    489
    Section
    1
    Section
    1600-1900
    Days
    MTWRF
    Location
    BG 101
  • Course
    Ball State Dance The
    No.
    489
    Section
    1
    Section
    1600-1900
    Days
    MTWRF
    Location
    BG 104
  • Course
    Ball State Dance The
    No.
    489
    Section
    1
    Section
    1600-1900
    Days
    MTWRF
    Location
    BG 213
  • Course
    Practicum
    No.
    280
    Section
    6
    Section
    0000-0000
    Days
    Location