Stephanie Milling

Stephanie Milling, Professor and Head of Dance Education at the University of South Carolina, is an active arts education advocate and consultant for arts education projects at the state and national level. Dr. Milling helped author the 2010 South Carolina Standards for Dance Education, edited the Curriculum Support Document that accompanies the standards, and chaired the Dance Taskforce to create a model to evaluate the performance of dance educators in South Carolina. She currently serves on the South Carolina Arts Alliance Board of Directors and the Arts Education Council at Americans for the Arts where she regularly writes for ARTSblog and assists in the review of the organization’s arts education publications. She has served on grant review panels for the South Carolina Arts Commission, South Arts, the Arts Council of Fort Worth and Tarrant County, and Americans for the Arts/VANS Custom Culture. Dr. Milling’s creative and scholarly work brings together the areas of Women’s Studies and Dance, assessment, advocacy, and pedagogy, which has appeared at the Joyce Soho, the DUMBO Dance Festival, Piccolo Spoleto, and in the Journal of Dance Education. Prior to her appointment at the University of South Carolina, Dr. Milling served in the capacity of Assistant Dean for the College of Visual and Performing Arts at Winthrop University where she also taught in the dance and honors program. She has a Ph.D. in Dance and M.A. in Women’s Studies from Texas Woman’s University and an M.A. in Dance Education from New York University.