Lily Sloan

Adjunct Faculty
Classical & Contemporary Dance
Erma Lowe Hall 222 | 817-257-7615


MFA, Texas Woman's University
BA, Oakland University

Courses Taught

Dance in World Cultures
Modern Dance
Contact Improvisation

Areas of Focus

Collaborative dance making, Improvisation, Movement Fundamentals

A Michigan native, Lily Sloan received her M.F.A. in dance at Texas Woman’s University with the Outstanding Graduate Student award, and her B.A. in Dance from Oakland University Honors College, with the Undergraduate Distinguished Scholar award. Currently, she is a Co-Director of Big Rig Dance Collective, an Adjunct Professor at Texas Christian University and a Coordinator of the Texas Woman’s University Community Dance Center, where she integrates her knowledge as a Certified Movement Fundamentals Artist throughout her pedagogy. As a dance artist, Lily sees dance making and performing as unique opportunities to create and problem solve in a physically complex and spontaneous way. She has performed and/or presented work across the United States and in Mexico, as well as in Italy, where she was a guest artist in site-specific dance at La Bella Vita Arts Workshops. An artist and teacher of dance improvisation, Lily is on the Coordinating Committee for the Texas Dance Improvisation Festival, where her writing on the festival was featured in Contact Quarterly. In addition, Lily’s writing on site-specific dance has been published in the Journal of Emerging Dance Scholarship. Sloan continues to fuse her interests in community dance education, improvisational dance forms, and Movement Fundamentals through a dynamic range of educational, creative, and performance contexts.


Co-Director, Big Rig Dance Collective

You Are Not My Enemy; An all-abilities, multi-generational community project

Microgrant Award, Denton Arts Council

Outstanding Graduate Student Award

Movement Fundamentals Certification (2017)

Denton Arts Council Artist Member

National Dance Education Association Member

World Dance Alliance-Americas Member