Indi Dieckgrafe

Faculty Profiles

Indi Dieckgrafe

Emeritus Professor


MFA, University of Illinois
BFA, Wichita State University

Research Interests 

  • Socio-political commentary in dance
  • German Modern Dance: development and performance between the two World Wars
  • Incorporation of Improvisation in the dance curriculum in teaching, composition and performance
  • Ritual in Dance; past, present and future
  • CWIL Grant “Enhancing the Global Perspective of Dance” National Dance Education Organization Conference  2011

Courses Recently Taught 

  • DANC 144: Modern dance technique: beginning
  • DANC 244: Modern dance technique: intermediate
  • DANC 344: Modern dance technique: advanced
  • DANC 397: Independent study

Professional Experience 

  • Dieckgrafe has been an invited guest artist/performer at Cottey College, Wheaton College, the Basilica of Saint Mary in Minneapolis and with the companies of Contemporary Dance/Fort Worth, Kast and Company Liturgical Dancers and Outa-Bounds Performance Co. of Chicago. Most recently, she worked with Ron K. Brown and performed with Evidence Dance Co. in "on Earth Together" and with Dance Exchange where she performed in "Language From The Land" in Washington, DC.

Professional Memberships 

ACDA - American College Dance Association, Institutional member
Women in the Arts,  Contributing member
NDEO – National Dance Education Organization / Conference 10/20 – 10/24
SDG – Sacred Dance Guild, online executive board meetings, past vice president, lifetime member
National Museum of Dance – Contributing  member