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Tammy Fife

Tammy Fife ODDT 2009
Tammy Fife, Strutter Director

Tammy Fife, MFA, is the current director of the Texas State University Strutters and dance faculty member at Texas State University.

Under the leadership of Tammy Fife and with the move of Bobcat Football to Division I, the Strutters have incorporated pre-game and sideline performances at all home football games.  Strutters continue to perform at halftime of all home football and basketball games.  

Tammy Fife has served as a dance faculty member at Texas State University since 1996.  She wrote the curriculum for and created a class titled “Dance Team Directing” which is now required for all dance education majors. At Texas State University, Tammy has been primarily responsible for the dance education majors.  She teaches the “Methods of Teaching Dance” course and has supervised dance student teachers. Tammy Fife has taught Ballet, Jazz, Recreational Dance, and Dance History.   

Prior to joining the Texas State faculty, Tammy Fife taught high school dance and directed high school dance team for ten years in the Houston area.  Tammy Fife was selected to present  “Recovering From Grief Through the Creation of a Choreographic Eulogy” at the Hawaii International Conference on Art and Humanities in 2007.

She received a faculty service award at Texas State University in 2004, and she received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Texas Dance Educators Association in 2008.