Mentor- Metro Detroit

Carol Halsted

Michigan Opera Theatre

Carol Halsted is Director of Dance at the Detroit Opera House and retired  Professor of Dance and Chair of the Department of Music, Theatre and Dance at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan.

Dr. Halsted received her Doctorate from Wayne State University and had been on the faculty at Oakland for 31 years.  She has been President of the American College Dance Festival Association, Michigan Dance Teacher of the Year, Editor of the Detroit Dance News, Grant reviewer for the Michigan Council for the Arts and Cultural Affairs, recipient of the Oakland University Faculty Recognition Award, the Wayne State Alumni Arts Achievement Award, Michigan Dance Council Lifetime Achievement Award, American College Dance Festival Award for Outstanding Service and founding Board Member of the Eisenhower Dance Ensemble.

The Carol Halsted Dance Photography Collection has toured various museums around the country including the Detroit Institute of Arts, The Akron Art Museum and the St. Petersburg Museum of Art.

Since 2002, she has been Director of Dance at the Detroit Opera House and in this position is responsible for planning major dance seasons as well as community outreach programs (i.e. the Ailey Revelations Project), special events, Nutcracker activities, master classes, dance film series and pre and post concert talks.