DANCE / CHOREOGRAPHY
BFA, Acting/Directing, University of North Carolina, Greensboro
Faculty member since 2008
Barbara Dare Hartwig, who grew up on the Outer Banks, started her career at the age of 6, performing in the outdoor drama, The Lost Colony. She began dancing the moment she could walk and performed with the San Antonio Ballet Company for a year before attending college. Barbara then took on the Big Apple where she got cast in numerous national tours and played the role of Ado Annie in the European tour of Oklahoma!.
Barbara has performed on Broadway with Chita Rivera in Bring Back Birdie, danced with Baryshnikov at the White House and played an orphan in the movie Annie. She has performed, directed and choreographed for numerous theme parks, cruise ships, regional theatres and universities around the country. Most recently, Barbarat finished a four year stint with Walt Disney World, where she performed in numerous shows and worked as a staging specialist. Some of Barbara's favorite roles include Velma (Chicago), Polly (Crazy for You), Sally (Me and My Girl), Mazie (Seussical), Louise (Gypsy), and Laurie & Ado Annie (Oklahoma!).