Anthony Ferro is known internationally as a passionate and motivational dance instructor. Here at MMC, he encourages each student to embrace the information outlined in their liberal arts studies so that they may transform those experiences into a deepened artistic expression. Professor Ferro’s career spans over forty years in the fields of classical ballet and modern dance, theatre, opera, film and video.
His solo credits include the companies of Twyla Tharp, Louis Falco, Dennis Wayne, Kazuko Hirabiyashi as well as The Metropolitan Opera and The Atlanta Ballet. Artistic Director to the companies of Dance South, Atlanta, and Ballet Midland, Texas, he founded the Dance Department for the Fine Arts Division of Midland College. Professor Ferro also served as resident choreographer for Theatre Thalia and taught at the Balett Akademien in Gothenburg, Sweden (1989-1996).
He holds an MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts from Goddard College, Vermont, and a BA in Dance from MMC, where he has been a faculty member since 1997. Professor Ferro began his concert dance training with instructor Patricia Heigel-Tanner at Pennsylvania State University and later joined The Juilliard School’s Dance Division under the tutelage of Alfredo Corvino, Hector Zaraspe and Daniel Lewis. His extensive contributions to community-based outreach programs earned him awards from the National Endowment for the Arts.
- Jaqi Medlock ‘07
Associate Professor of Dance
B.A. in Dance, Marymount Manhattan College
M.F.A. in Interdisciplinary Arts, Goddard College