Janice Haws Roberts
Professor of Dance
Office: 309 Dittmann Center
B.F.A. Arizona State
M.F.A., University of Utah
- Modern dance
- Companydance co-artistic director
Janice Haws Roberts is a Professor of Dance at St. Olaf College, where she is currently Chair of the Dance Department. She received her BFA from Arizona State University and her MFA from the University of Utah. For eight years she danced with Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company in Salt Lake City, Utah. During her tenure with Ririe-Woodbury, Janice also worked as a solo artist and guest choreographer with several universities and companies. In fact, Janice was a Minnesota Dance Alliance Visiting Artist in 1989 and again in 1990, teaching master classes at Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, MN, Mankato State University, Mankato, MN and the Hennepin Center for the Arts, Minneapolis. In January of 1995, she and her husband were Sage Cowles Land Grant Artists in Dance at the University of Minnesota. Throughout Janice's professional career, she had the opportunity to perform the works of a multitude of prominent choreographers, including Kei Takei, Alwin Nikolais, Pilobolus, Murray Louis, Joanie Smith and Danny Shapiro, Bill Evans, Jamey Hampton, Tandy Beal, Douglas Nielsen, Jerry Pearson, Alyson Chase, Phyllis Lamhut, Claudia Melrose, Val Caniparoli, Shirley Ririe, Joan Woodbury and Donna White.
In 2000-2001 Janice Roberts danced and toured with A. Ludwig Dance Theatre. In 2005-06 Janice performed and toured nationally with the evening length work, Swing a Club, a dance work performed and choreographed by her husband Anthony Roberts. Most recently Janice traveled to California to learn a new dance solo from dance Artist Keith Johnson.