B.A., Latin American Studies
M.A., Theatre Arts/Dance
Doctorate in Dance
A nationally recognized educational consultant in dance, Dr. Kahlich's special interests are technology applications for dance, movement theory, curriculum/pedagogy, performance aesthetics, and musical theater. Dr. Kahlich has worked as a reviewer for the New York State Council on the Arts and the Kansas Arts Commission as well as critic for the NYC tradepaper Showbusiness. He has served on various state, regional, and national boards, was a charter member of the Kansas Dance Network and the National Dance Eduation Organization and has been a consultant for the Kennedy Center Alliance for Arts Education, the U.S. Department of Education, the National Endowment for the Arts, the SUNY-College at Cortland, the Getty Center for Arts in Education, and the D.C. Commission on the Arts.
He taught, performed, and choreographed throughout the U.S. in numerous regional festivals of the American College Dance Festival Association and outdoor drama. Dr. Kahlich was the first full-time Executive Director of the National Dance Association from 1993-1997. Kahlich served as a member of the Dance Standards Committee of the National Dance Association as part of the America 2000 Arts Partners program, the Young Audiences National Certification Team, a consultant to the Kansas and Nebraska Arts Councils, on the Board of the American College Dance Festival Association (current President), and was founding editor of IMPULSE: The International Journal of Dance Science, Medicine and Education and founding Editor in Chief of the Journal of Dance Education.
Kahlich was awarded the first "Leadership Award" from the National Dance Education Organization in 2002. Before joining Temple in fall 1997, he was a member of the Kansas State University dance faculty, where he served as Director from 1982-1989 and again from 1993-1997.