Carisa Armstrong, MFA

PEAP Coordinator, Clinical Associate Professor


Carisa Armstrong received her Master of Fine Arts in Dance from Case Western Reserve University in 2002. Ms. Armstrong joined the Department of Health and Kinesiology at Texas A&M University as a Lecturer in 2003. She was promoted to Clinical Assistant Professor in 2008 and to Clinical Associate Professor in 2013. Ms. Armstrong teaches undergraduate courses in modern dance technique, dance composition, Pilates, and a number of dance science courses. 

She has been heavily involved in the development of the Dance Science Program and in the continual evaluation and revision of the curriculum. Ms. Armstrong’s research is split between dance science and her creative scholarly activities. 

She has presented her research and choreography internationally/nationally at conferences/festivals such as:

 International Association for Dance Medicine and Science, Performing Arts Medicine Association, National Dance Society, and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. 

Ms. Armstrong served as a Board Member for American College Dance Association for 6 years, as Secretary for National Dance Association and as Vice President of Dance for Texas Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance twice. She currently serves as the Secretary for American College Dance Association.




Photos by Joel Hauserman and Igor Kraguljac