Ms. Bergmann joined the Office for the Arts at Harvard following many years as a distinguished choreographer, teacher, performer, and administrator. She has been a tenured full professor at Florida International University following eight years at Shenandoah University where she held the Christina Halpin Endowed Chair of Dance. A graduate of the Juilliard School, Ms. Bergmann danced professionally and taught in New York City for José Limón. She developed the Dance Department at the University of Michigan where she also received her Master’s Degree. In 2000, she was honored by the University of Michigan’s Alumni Association with a Citation of Merit for Lifetime Achievement. Having received three Choreography Fellowship Grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, a three-year grant from the California Arts Council, and a Virginia Commission for the Arts choreography grant, her work has been shown both nationally and internationally. In 1995 she was a Fulbright Scholar to Trinidad, West Indies. Working in the field of creativity, she has given workshops for the Smithsonian, the Bunting Institute, the Harvard Coop, The University of Michigan, and Borders Books. Her book, Connecting To Creativity: Ten Keys to Unlocking Your Creative Potential, co-authored with Elizabeth Colton, was published by Capital Books.