Catherine H. Black
Catherine H. Black received her undergraduate degree from the University of Alberta in 1968. She then taught for a year each at the University of Calgary and the University of Alberta before going on to earn a master of fine arts degree in modern dance from the University of Utah in 1972. She was a faculty member in the BYU Department of Dance for over 30 years.
As a professor, Sister Black’s first love was teaching. One of her greatest joys was to see her students succeed. She was a highly respected teacher, as evidenced by the many student-nominated outstanding teaching awards she has received as well as a College of Physical Education Teaching Excellence Award, a Karl G. Maeser Excellence in Teaching Award, and a BYU Alumni Professorship Award.
Her creative and research interests included choreography, performance, dance history, and dance ethnography.
Among her many citizenship assignments, she served as Modern Dance Division coordinator in her department, co-chair of the BYU Faculty Advisory Council, and treasurer of the Society of Dance History Scholars.