Cornelius Carter is Director of Dance at The University of Alabama, and Artistic Director of the Alabama Repertory Dance Theatre. Carter has been awarded the National Outstanding Doctoral and Research Universities Professor of the Year award by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education and the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching in Washington, D.C. He has received the award for the 2001-2002 Outstanding Commitment to Teaching Award by the Alabama Alumni Association. Mr. Carter attended the Conservatory of Theatre Arts at Webster University in St. Louis, MO and received his MFA in Dance from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Carter has danced with Cleo Robinson Parker Dance Ensemble, and studied at The Ailey School in New York on scholarship. Carter has been the Artistic Director of the first contemporary dance company and school in Reykjavík, Iceland, Faculty member at the American Ballet Theatre, American Dance Festival (Moscow & Ekaterinburg, Russia & Seoul, Korea), Bates Dance Festival and Harvard Summer Dance Festival (Dean of Students) and at the American Choreographers Showcase where he presented and performed his choreography in France, Holland, Austria, Vienna and Lithuania. He was also appointed faculty member at Broadway Dance and currently serves as a faculty in residence. He has choreographed works at the Victoria School of the Arts in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada; Gus Giordano Dance School in Chicago; the Joffrey Ballet School in New York City; and the National High School Dance Festival.