Hilary Harper-Wilcoxen

Assistant Professor of Theatre and Dance
MFA, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
BA, Columbia University

Hilary Harper-Wilcoxen teaches dance and theatre movement courses, and choreographs for the annual College dance production.

After completing the world-renowned David Howard Teaching Workshop in New York City, Hilary earned her MFA in Performing Arts (Dance) at University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. 

Hilary worked as a professional dancer for many years, performing as a soloist and principal dancer with the Company of American Dance and Ballet D'Angelo in New York City; Connecticut Ballet; Ballet Oklahoma; and many others. She received her training on both coasts and in Europe, studying at such schools as American Ballet Theatre, Martha Graham, José Limón, and The Geneva Conservatory, and from teachers such as David Howard, Maggie Black, Marina Stavitskaya, Milton Meyers, and others. It has been her privilege to work with many wonderful choreographers over the years, including Agnes de Mille, Anna Sokolow, Darrell Barnett, Bo Spassoff, Meg Eginton, Ann Marie D'Angelo, and Christine Dunbar.

She received her BA in political science from Columbia University and worked in politics for five years as campaign manager for Congressman Christopher Shays. She also served as director of development for the Stamford Center for the Arts in Connecticut and as a resident counselor at Principia for eight years.
Professor Harper-Wilcoxen is a member of:

  • National Dance Education Organization
  • American College Dance Festival Association (ACDFA)
  • CORPS de Ballet, International
  • Association for Theatre in Higher Education

To learn more about Professor Harper-Wilcoxen and her contributions to Principia College, tune in to the “College Faculty Spotlight” Talk Show on Principia Internet Radio, linked below.