Dilley | 303-245-4605

Professor, Contemporary Performance
Core Faculty


BFA in Performance
Contemporary Performance:MFA in Theater: Contemporary Performance


BA, Mount Holyoke College

Areas of Specialization:

  • Dance/Movement Studies

Barbara studied and performed dance in New York City from 1960–1975 with the Merce Cunningham Company and the Grand Union, a dance/theater collaboration that extended the definitions of the art of improvisation. After moving to Naropa, Barbara designed the Dance/Movement Studies Program. She served as President of Naropa University from 1985–1993. Her teaching emphasizes "embodied awareness" through dance/movement studies, creative compositional processes and the disciplines of meditation. Her recent dance and performance art includes dEsoLAtedEliGHt Project: 2008-09, and skits for Lady Wabi Sabi.