NATALIE JEAN DESCH portrait
  • Assistant Professor, School Of Dance
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Professional Service

  • Utah Dance Education Organization. Role: Adjudicator and recruitment. UDEO High School Dance Festival. 03/06/2020 - 03/07/2020
  • Brigham Young University. Role: External Reviewer. Review of Production/Performance, Artistic Direction/Keely Song. 02/08/2020 - 03/04/2020
  • Brigham Young University. Role: External Reviewer. Review of Original Choreography/Adam Ray Dyer. 02/08/2020 - 03/01/2020
  • Sterling Scholar Organization. Role: Adjudicator. To assess a Sterling Scholar in Dance, Lone Peak High School, Alpine, UT. 10/07/2019 - 10/07/2019
  • Friends of Great Salt Lake, Westminster College. Role: Juror. Judge for the Alfred Lambourne Prize in Movement. 05/26/2019 - 06/03/2019
  • University of Wyoming. Role: Juror. Technique Review and Assessment of Junior Class Dance Majors. 05/11/2019 - 05/14/2019
  • Brigham Young University. Role: External Reviewer. Review of choreographic research for new faculty . 03/29/2019 - 04/08/2019

Internal Service

  • School of Dance Graduate Studies Committee Member. To serve on the committee that helps to facilitate matriculation, curriculum, and processes around graduate studies and responsibilities. Committee member, 12/08/2020 - present. Department service.
  • School of Dance Faculty Review Committee. To serve on the committee that reviews career-line faculty members and reports to faculty for final votes on continuation of appointments. 01/13/2020 - 02/10/2020. Department service.
  • Contributions to recruitment for the School of Dance at the University of Utah. To facilitate audition classes and assess possible incoming students for the School of Dance, 11/16/2019 - present. Department service.
  • School of Dance Production Committee Member. To serve on the production committee that oversees successful planning and implementation of School of Dance productions and processes to those ends., 09/2019 - present. Department service.
  • Advisory role for the Modern Program in the School of Dance at the University of Utah. To facilitate accurate assessments of student placement to technique levels for the School of Dance. Student reviewer, 08/19/2019 - present. Department service.

Community Partnership

  • Serving as a member of the Ambassadorial Committee for the Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company. This committee finds methods of connection between the company and community populations who can benefit from arts engagement through education and performance. 07/01/2015 - present

Honors & Awards

  • Original choreography was adjudicated and chosen for the Utah Dance Festival's Gala Performance and was awarded the "Judge's Choice" award for Excellence in Choreography. Utah Dance Festival, 03/16/2019