Office: 207-B Campus Center
Rank: Associate Professor
Cara Harker teaches Dance Repertory for Performance, Musical Theatre Dance, Jazz, Tap, Ballroom, Dance Improvisation, Dance Composition, and Dance as a Human Experience. Cara graduated from Thomas More College with a BA in Theatre and English in 1999 and from the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University with an MFA in Theatre Performance in 2003.
Credits include directing and choreographing Quilters at ETSU and Girl's Eye View, a play which she co-wrote, choreographed, and performed in at Ensemble Theatre of Cincinnati. Her new play, Memoir of a Mythomaniac: the True Story of a Compulsive Liar (or Tallulah Dies) premiered at the Cincinnati Fringe Festival in June 2011, where it took home the Dr. Robert J. Thierauf Producer's Pick of the Fringe Award. Tallulah Dies was also performed at ETSU's Bud Frank Theatre in February 2012 and at the Southeastern Theatre Conference Fringe Festival in Chattanooga in March 2012.
Summers 2010 and 2011, she directed and choreographed The Trail of the Lonesome Pine, Virginia's longest running outdoor drama. She also recently presented The Art of the Solo Dance, which included a new solo performance, Memoir, at the International University Global Theatre Experience Conference in Leitring bei Leibnitz, Austria.