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 Reykjavik, 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. Carter continues to set new works with student companies, professional companies and other university dance programs in the United States and abroad. He has served as Guest Rehearsal Director for Dance Brazil in Bahia, Brazil. He also teaches and choreographs for the Alvin Ailey Summer Intensive Program (2001- present) and debuted his work with Broadway Dance Center in New York in 2013. Carter spent this past summer abroad teaching master classes and setting choreography in Italy at the Balletto di Civitavecchia and in China at the Liaoning Ballet. Carter also judged for the Miss America Outstanding Teen 2014 Competition. He recently presented work at the 2015 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. He was also appointed faculty member at Broadway Dance.