Jane Baas

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Jane Baas
Associate Dean and Professor of Dance
(269) 387-3234
1084 Lee Honors College, Mail Stop 5244
Mailing address: 
Lee Honors College
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5244 USA
  • M.F.A, Dance, Case Western Reserve University, 1996
  • M.A., Dance, Western Michigan University, 1980
  • B.S., Dance, Western Michigan University, 1980
Research interests: 
  • Choreography
  • Dance science
  • Wellness and injury prevention for dancers

Jane Baas has been on the faculty of the Department of Dance at Western Michigan University since 1981, serving as department chair from 1991-1992, 1996-2001 and 2012-2014. She currently serves as associate dean of WMU's Lee Honors College. She has served on the boards of Partners in Dance, the Michigan Dance Association, and the American College Dance Festival Association, directing the regional Festival at WMU in 1985, 1996 and 2008.

She has been selected by blind peer review and by invitation to present at conferences and workshops nationally and abroad. Jane received the 2007 College of Fine Arts Dean's Teaching Award, the 2014 College of Fine Arts Excellence in Service Award. She serves on the Editorial Board of the Journal for Dance Medicine and Science and chaired the Media Committee for the International Association for Dance Medicine and Science for five years.