College of Fine Arts and Communication

dance department


Faculty and Staff

Nancy Wanich-Romita



Office:   Center for the Arts 1002P
Phone:   410-704-4527
Fax:   410-704-3752

Nancy Wanich-Romita



M.F.A. in Theatre Arts, Towson University

Certification- Alexander Technique, American Center for the Teacher of the Alexander Technique

B.A. Cum Laude in Dance and Elementary Education Certification, Connecticut College


As former artistic director of The Moving Company Dance Company, Ms Romita has three times received an Individual Artists Award for Excellence in Choreography from The Maryland State Arts, and grants from the Mayor's Committee of Art and Culture from 1994-2002. Her choreographic work has also been performed at the Dance Place in Washington D.C., Dance Theater Workshop and the 92nd St Y in NYC, Connecticut College, and State University of New York at Purchase, Theater Project in Baltimore and throughout the Mid Atlantic region. She has worked as choreographer/movement designer for theater, working with directors Tim Brown, Kate Chislolm and Scott Susong. Ms. Romita's work has been commissioned by the Dance in Education Fund, Inc., Towson University, Essex Community College, Karen & Alvin, the 92nd Street YMWHA Dance Program, the Maryland Food Committee and The Foundation Fighting Blindness. Ms. Romita has collaborated with the Baltimore Museum of Art on a dance projects to correspond to the Joyce Scott exhibit 'Kickin it with the Masters,' and the museum's nationally recognized program, 'Feast Famine and the Female Form.'

She has facilitated movement workshops for community organizations, educational institutions and businesses such as: The American Dance Festival, The Private Industry Council, Morgan Bank, IBM, The Center for Poverty Solution, and The Annie E. Casey Foundation. She has worked for McDermott Associates as a facilitator in leadership training and the role of body movement in communication. Ms. Romita conceived and directed the PATHWAYS Project through which a 60-foot stone labyrinth and garden was installed at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center to facilitate health, spirituality and healing through movement and the arts.

Ms. Romita has taught at the American Dance Festival in Durham, NC, Connecticut College, State University of New York at Purchase, and UMBC. She is a Certified Teacher of the Alexander Technique and is currently the Director of the ATMidatlantic Teacher Training Course. She has a BA degree from Connecticut College and an MFA in Theater from Towson University

She is currently the Coordinator for the Towson University Dance/Somatic Lab. Her research has been accepted for presentation at the National Dance Education Organization, The American Theater In Higher Education, The American Society for Alexander Technique, and the International Association for Dance Medicine and Science.

Johns Hopkins Medicine, entitled “Integrating rotator discs in ballet classwork: A collaboration with a physical therapist, somatic specialist, and ballet professor,” will be presented at the International CORPS de Ballet Conference in Maryland, at the Performing Arts Medicine Conference in Florida, and at the World Physical Therapy Conference in Singapore. In addition, her collaborative work with Allegra Romita, entitled “Functional Awareness® Anatomy in Action: Getting out of habit and into Awareness,” will be presented at the International Conference on Teaching Somatics-Based Dance.








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