Mandi Taylor is an MFA candidate and Graduate Teaching Associate in the School of Dance
at UNCG. She is a recipient of the College of Visual and Performing Arts 2019 summer
research stipend; her research on dance and ageing was featured in the Graduate School’s
2020 Research and Creativity Expo. She grew up in Twin Falls, Idaho where she began
dancing at the age of fifteen in the styles of hip hop, tap, musical theatre, contemporary, and
jazz. She furthered her dance education at the College of Southern Idaho, where she also
choreographed and performed with Inspirata Dance Project under the direction of Cynthia
Jones. She holds a BA in dance from Idaho State University, where she had the opportunity to
perform and choreograph works for the adjudicated concerts at the American College Dance
Association's Northwest Regional Conference. She has danced with The Company Dance
Collective and has performed and choreographed with Body Logic Dance Company in Salt
Lake City, where she also taught dance at Bravo Arts Academy.