Theatre and Dance
Teaching Areas: Dance History
Date of Hire: September 1973Biography Sarah Mangelsdorf
serves as a curriculum advisor for the dance major and minor students. Her teaching responsibilities include choreography courses, dance history for dance majors, and the introduction to dance history course for the University Core Curriculum. She also is the faculty advisor for the student production programs, which include the Junior and Senior Choreography Showcases, Works- in-Motion, and Festival of the Word and Dance. Mangelsdorf also advises choreography projects and promotes collaborative projects with College of Architecture and School of Music and the choreography courses. She was fortunate to study with Eleanor King, Charles Weidman, Jack Cole, Hanya Holm, James Neirinck, and Bill Evans. She served as the director/coordinator of dance in Ball State University’s Department of Theatre and Dance from 1987-2009 and was the director of BSDT 1987-1996.
Mangelsdorf received her BS degree from the University of Arkansas and MA degree from Texas Woman’s University.