As a professional dancer for more than a decade, Jason Ohlberg explored the human body’s potential for artistic expression. As a graduate student in the UW Dance Program, he studied anatomy and gained a new perspective on the human body.
The Dance MFA, designed for professional dancers wanting to teach at the college level, includes opportunities to study education theory, teach, perform, and pursue research in an area of individual interest. For Ohlberg, that interest was anatomy. “His contributions to class were incredible,” recalls Beth Rollinger, lecturer and academic fieldwork coordinator who teaches anatomy in the School of Medicine’s Department of Rehabilitation Medicine. “His positive energy and passion for learning elevated the class participation and depth of reasoning.”