Tim Cowart has performed nationally and internationally as a company member of the Lewitzky Dance Company, The Pittsburgh Dance Alloy, and with Impact Production’s “Dayuma” and the “Masterpiece.” He has also performed with Elizabeth Streb/ Ringside, The David Dorfman Dance Company, Minh Tran and Company, and The Dance Theatre of Oregon. He continues to create work and perform for Co-Art Dance, a contemporary dance company he cofounded with his wife Corrie in 1997. He has teaching certifications in DanceAbility, Body Flow, and in Stott Pilates. He has taught in the dance programs of Western Oregon University, Lane Community College, and at the University of Oregon. He has been directing the DeSales University Dance Department since 2005. As Chair of the Department he has spearheaded an ongoing partnership with DanceNow/NYC that brings in over 20 guest artists per year from NYC, Philadelphia and beyond. He initiated the annual DeSales University Screendance Festival, and has fostered collaboration between the TV/Film, Theatre and Dance Departments.
His research interests are in modern dance partnering techniques, Dance Film, East Asian dance traditions, and the life, work and influence that dancer/choreographer Michio Ito had on the early development of Modern Dance. Cowart teaches course work in all levels of modern dance technique, dance composition, contact improvisation, the evolution of ballet and modern dance, dance in world cultures, senior research seminar, and dance on camera.