Michael Klien

Associate Professor Of The Practice of Dance


Michael Kliën, Ph.D., has worked individually and collaborated extensively all over Europe and the USA in an artistic capacity, as well as an academic educator. He has guest-taught at six MFA programs in European universities. "My teaching offers students the chance to experience and define dance and choreography against the backdrop of wider ecological, social and political structures. I approach both disciplines as distinct, nonetheless deeply entangled fields of perception and practice. Dance as an artistic discipline defines itself predominately through its institutional arrangements, through the historical development of certain techniques and abilities to manipulate and master aspects of bodily, physical exertion and exhibition.” 

Education & Training

  • Ph.D., - 2009

  • B.A., - 1996