Lindsey Salfran, a native Floridian, has spent over twenty years training in a variety of dance styles from ballet to salsa. She received her Bachelor of Science in Business Management from the University of Central Florida in 2008, with a Minor in Dance. She has over a decade of teaching and choreographic experience and has been employed by top entertainment companies such as Walt Disney World and Royal Caribbean International.
Salfran and her husband, Anthony, relocated to Oregon in 2014 to pursue a Masters of Fine Arts in Dance at the University of Oregon. Throughout her time as a graduate student, she was a Graduate Employee teaching a variety of dance activity courses including jazz, hip hop, social dance, ballet, swing dance, modern, and ballroom dance. She performed with the University of Oregon Repertory Dance Company co-directed by Dr. Jenifer Craig and Rita Honka and was an inaugural member of Dr. Habib Iddrisu’s African Ensemble, DEMA. Throughout her graduate career, Salfran successfully choreographed several pieces for the stage and screen.
Earning her M.F.A. in June 2017, Salfran began expanding into the Eugene/Springfield community teaching and choreographing for Eugene Ballet Academy, Flex Studio, Ballet Fantastique, and The Academy of Arts and Academics High School (A3). She was also choreographer for the UO Theatre Department’s 2017 Winter production of Mother Courage and Her Children directed by Michael Najjar. Currently, she is teaching Hip Hop as a member of the dance faculty at the University of Oregon, in addition to working full time in the Safety and Risk Services department.