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Linda Berry Stein College of Fine Arts & Humanities
2800 University Blvd N
Jacksonville, FL 32211
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Professor of Dance & MFA Choreography Director
Department of Dance
Cari Martin-Freiberger is Professor of Dance and teaches in the undergraduate Dance BFA and BA Programs and MFA Choreography graduate program. She has choreographed numerous contemporary, and ballet works as has staged many classical ballets at JU and her current academic and artistic research is in the field of Inclusive Arts.
- She received her early training at Washington School of Ballet, North Carolina School of the Arts, and Pennsylvania Ballet and performed with Alabama Ballet Company/Ballet South, Appalachian Ballet Company, Festival Ballet-Atlanta, and Ballet Company of Spokane and appeared as a guest artist for many projects including the Spoleto Festival-Charleston, the International Ballet Competition Gala-Jackson, the International Improvisational Festival- Birmingham, Adele Myers and Dancers-New Orleans, Several Dancer’s Core- Atlanta, The People’s Touring Project-NYC, and Sydney Olympics.
- She received her BA from Birmingham-Southern College and her MFA in dance at Florida State University where she was the recipient of the Suzanne Farrell Fellowship and the School of Visual Arts and Dance Teaching Fellowship.
- While her primary teaching focuses on undergraduate ballet and graduate courses at JU online, she also teaches ballet at The Florida Ballet and other local studios.
- Her current interests focus on inclusive arts, and she teaches dance class for person's living with Parkinson’s with training from the Mark Morris program, Inclusive Dance for all abilities with training from AXIS dance, and Yoga with a RYT 200hr certification.