Alice Condodina

Professor Emeritus


Dance Artist, Choreographer, Director, Professor, and Master Limon Specialist

Alice Condodina performed as principal dancer with the Limon Dance Company under the directorship of Jose Limon. Internationally, she is recognized as a Limon Master Artist, in her role as teacher, reconstructor, and lecturer on Mr. Limon's dance legacy. Formerly, her New York City based dance company earned grants from the National Endowment on the Arts, and the New York State Council on the Arts. In Santa Barbara, she created Repertory-West Dance Company, and for twelve years served as Artistic Director touring internationally as performer, choreographer, and producer of representative works by American artists such as Jose Limon, Anna Sokolow, Lucas Hoving, Louis Falco, Kathryn Posin, and Remy Charlip. The dance company was in residence at the Dance Division, University of California, Santa Barbara, where she was professor for nineteen years. The Dance Division in recognition of Ms Condodina's artistry established the Alice Condodina Dance Performance Award given annually to a student with distinction in performance. As a choreographer, she created over fifty dance works. Choreographies set on foreign companies have been performed in Great Britain, France, Switzerland, Spain, Italy, and Russia. Ms Condodina was one of the originators of foreign exchange for Prague Dance Theatre and the Prague International Dance Festival. In 2003 her contributions of the city of Santa Barbara in the art of dance were recognized with a Lifetime Achievement Award given by the Santa Barbara Dance Alliance. Currently she works as reconstructor of Limon legacy choreography for professional dance companies, coaches and lectures with the NYC Limon Institute's Professional Studies Program, and directs workshops internationally in Performance Techniques for Dancers, and New Innovations in Choreography.