Cornelius Carter was formerly the Director of Dance, at the University of Alabama, and the Artistic Director of the Alabama Repertory Dance Theatre. Carter has been awarded the National Outstanding Doctoral and Research Universities Professor of the Year award by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education and the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching in Washington, D.C. He received the award for the 2001-2002 Outstanding Commitment to Teaching Award by the Alabama Alumni Association. Attended the Conservatory of Theatre Arts at Webster University in St. Louis, MO, and received his M.F.A. in Dance from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Carter has danced with Cleo Robinson Parker Dance Ensemble and studied at The Ailey School in New York on scholarship. Carter has been the Artistic Director of the first contemporary dance company and school in Reykjavik, Iceland, Faculty member at the American Ballet Theatre, American Dance Festival (Moscow, Ekaterinburg, Russia, and Seoul, Korea), Bates Dance Festival, and Harvard Summer Dance Festival (Dean of Students) and at the American Choreographers Showcase where he presented and performed his choreography in France, Holland, Austria, Vienna, and Lithuania. Carter continues to set new works on student companies, professional companies, and other university dance programs in the United States and abroad. He has served as Guest Rehearsal Director for Dance Brazil in Bahia, Brazil. He also teaches and choreographs for the Alvin Ailey Summer Intensive Program (2001- present) and presented choreography at The Pulse and with Broadway Dance Center in New York in 2013. Appointed Faculty in Residence for the Professional Semester at Broadway Dance Center and in the summer of 2015 was invited to present work at the Fringe Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland.