Carley Conder

City of Tempe Development Commission
Credits: Carlos A. Valarde

Carley Conder is an Arizona native. Raised in the border town of Yuma, she received her initial classical training in the youth company of Ballet Yuma. She received a B.F.A. in Ballet and an M.F.A. in Modern Dance from the University of Utah . Carley has been a performing member with Arizona companies Semaphor Danceworks, Scorpius Dance Theater, Garner-Gutierrez Dance, Mary Fitzgerald Dance. She has also danced with the Los Angeles based company Keith Johnson/Dancers. She has enjoyed working with such choreographers as Steven Koester, Stephanie Nugent, Charlotte Boye-Christensen, and Ashleigh Leite. Her choreographic work has been commissioned by many academic institutions and companies including University of California - Santa Barbara , Arizona State University, Brigham Young University , University of Utah , University of Texas – Pan American, Snow College , and Ballet Yuma. She is the Grand Prize Winner of the 2000 Palm Desert Choreography Competition, 2006 Professional Winner of the Arizona Choreography Competition, and a 2006 Project Tier Awardee through Regional Dance America . In 2011, Carley was invited to teach at Dance New Amsterdam in NYC as part of the Modern Guest Artist Series. Carley is currently a Faculty Associate at Arizona State University, Adjunct Faculty at Scottsdale Community College and has served as Visiting Faculty at Brigham Young University . Her work has been supported by the Arizona Commission on the Arts, Target Arts Grants, City of Tempe and Maricopa Center for Learning and Instruction. She and her husband Mike are the proud parents of three children. She is the Founder and Artistic Director of CONDER/dance.

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