Patricia Harrington Delaney
Meadows School of the Arts 2021
Patty Harrington Delaney, associate professor of dance in the Meadows School of the Arts, earned B.F.A. and M.F.A. degrees from SMU and began teaching at Meadows in 1990. She previously served as chair of the Division of Dance and as coordinator of graduate studies. She taught choreography, dance theory/notation, and dance and musical theatre history. A specialist in Laban studies, she is a fellow of the International Council of Kinetography Laban/Labanotation, and holds certifications in Laban Movement Analysis, Directing from Labanotation Score and Professional Notation. She created Labanotation scores and/or restaged masterworks from score for renowned companies, including José Limón, Pilobolus, Philadanco and the National Dance Theater of Jamaica. Her documentary on Limón won a Silver Award at the Houston International Film Festival, and her writing has been published by The University of Texas Press and Dance Chronicle. Choreographic credits include musicals for producing entities such as Dallas Summer Musicals, television commercials for companies such as Samsung, and concert works for professional companies and educational institutions. She and seven other SMU alumni co-founded Dancers Unlimited Repertory Company in 1980. She retires as professor emerita of dance.