Dr. Stephanie Milling

University of South Carolina

Dr. Stephanie Milling is the Head of Dance Education at the University of South Carolina. She is an active arts advocate in the state and nation and received the South Carolina Dance Association's Advocacy Award in 2012. She was recently elected to serve as a Board Member for the South Carolina Arts Alliance, and in 2013 she was elected to serve a three-year term on the Arts Education Council at Americans for the Arts where she regularly writes for ARTSblog on topics relating to Arts Education and Advocacy. Frequently asked to work on projects with the South Carolina Department of Education, 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 of teacher evaluation for dance educators in South Carolina. Dr. Milling's creative and scholarly interests revolve around the intersections of Women's Studies and Dance, assessment, advocacy, and pedagogy. Her work has appeared in venues such as the Joyce Soho in New York City, the D.U.M.B.O. Dance Festival in Brooklyn, N.Y., Piccolo Spoleto, the Annual Conference for the National Dance Education Organization, and the Journal of Dance Education.