Rita Snyder

Associate Professor of Dance


Professor Snyder has danced professionally with both ballet and modern dance companies, including American Festival Ballet, Classical Ballet Theatre, Berkshire Ballet, Tandy Beal and Co., and Clay Taliaferro and Dancers.  She received a BFA in modern dance performance and an MFA in ballet teaching and choreography from the University of Utah.  She has taught various levels of ballet, modern dance technique, and flamenco at the University of Utah, Baltimore School for the Arts, Goucher College, and Towson State University.  She has also served as ballet coach for Kennedy Center performances of The Next Ice Age and taught modern dance for the American Ballet Theatre Summer Intensive.  Ms. Snyder also has a background in classical music having performed as a violinist with the New Mexico Symphony Orchestra.