Dr. Nancy Kane has been called by Dance Teacher magazine a "leader and trendsetter" in dance education. She has earned international recognition as a versatile dancer, teacher, choreographer, lecturer, and director, and her writings have been published in Dancer, Impulse, Dance Teacher, The American Dance Circle, and Interdisciplinary Humanities as well as in several proceedings of national and international dance conferences. Her exciting and original choreography has been performed in New York, Avignon (France), London, and across the United States, and she has been recognized by Dance Magazine for her innovative work, The Swingin' Nutcracker.
A former National Endowment for the Humanities scholar, she has served on the Board of Directors of numerous dance related professional organizations including: the American Dance Guild, the National Dance Association (President 2009), the Eastern District Association of the American Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (Vice President for Dance YEAR), the Lloyd Shaw Foundation (Board Member and Vice President, 2010-Present). She holds degrees in dance and dance education from New York University (Ph.D, Teaching Fellow), the Laban Centre for Movement & Dance in London (M.A.), and the University of Colorado at Boulder (B.F.A., Phi Beta Kappa).
Her professional affiliations include: the National Dance Society the Lloyd Shaw Foundation, the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, and the Society of American Fight Directors. She is a proud member of United University Professionals at the State University of New York at Cortland, where she serves as a delegate for contingent faculty.
She is actively involved as an actor and singer and has recently been seen in productions by the Papermill Theatre Company at Jean's Playhouse (Pippin, Man Of La Mancha).