Peter Sparling is the U-M Rudolf Arnheim Distinguished University Professor Emeritus of Dance. A native of Detroit and graduate of Interlochen Arts Academy and The Juilliard School, Sparling was a member of the José Limón Dance Company and principal dancer with Martha Graham Dance Company before returning to Michigan in 1984. He directed Peter Sparling Dance Company from 1993-2008 and was recognized with the 1998 Governor’s Michigan Artist Award. A writer, video artist and painter, his screendances have been featured at numerous international film festivals. His paintings have been exhibited in three solo exhibits and group shows throughout Michigan.
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