Assistant Director / Dancer
Originally from southern California, Tiffanie earned her MFA in Dance from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, and completed her BFA in Dance Performance at Chapman University. Tiffanie Carson is Adjunct Assistant Professor of Dance at the Shenandoah Conservatory at Shenandoah University and is specialist in the area contemporary & commercial dance. She is instrumental in teaching technique classes for majors and non-majors, choreographing for annual faculty concerts, as well as guiding senior seminar coursework. Tiffanie also spends her time teaching at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, CT. In addition to her weekly teaching in academia, she often travels across the US as a guest artist to several universities/colleges and arts institutions.
Tiffanie has presented works at the 2016 VelocityDC Dance Festival at Sidney Harman Hall in Washington DC, the 2017 Pushing Progress Series in NYC, the 2016 & 2018 New York Jazz Choreography Dance Project at the Salvatore Capezio Theater in NYC, the 34th & 37th Annual Choreographers’ Showcase at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, and the 2020 American College Dance Association festival at the University of Maryland where her recommissioned work of B.U.G. [Backlight. Uplight. Glare.] was selected to present at the Gala performance.
With CKM&A she has performed at the Millennium Stage at Kennedy Center, Sidney Harman Hall, The Alden Theatre in McLean, VA, American Dance Institute in Rockville, MD, as well as traveled on a 9 city tour across the US as part of the creative team for Pōhaku.
From her performance of Christopher's solo work Selling Out, Tiffanie has been described as a “very talented dancer” by IsItModern? and Carmel Morgan of CriticalDance stated "Carson's ferocity adds a different dimension to the original [and her] energy transforms the work” while "absolutely ripping the solo to shreds." Tiffanie's choreography has also garnered praise from Carmel Morgan, who described Tiffanie as having achieved "a choreographic home run” for her 2014 work, Deprivation. Ms. Morgan said of Carson's 2018 work, “B.U.G. [Backlight. Uplight. Glare.] is another certified hit for Carson, and it would be a smart move for companies to commission her choreography."
Tiffanie continuously feels honored to work alongside Christopher as Assistant Director, especially during CKM&A’s annual Winter Workshop and Summer Intensives. She is excited to be in her tenth season with CKM&A.