Anthony Alterio is a choreographer, performer and an emerging dance educator. Currently on faculty in the Theatre & Dance Department at the University of Kentucky, he explores representations of effeminate gay men in pop culture as part of a larger interest in how dancers present themselves. Alterio teaches a specialized class called “Transformation into Fierceness”, the course description of which states that “Alterio’s idiosyncratic movement showcases various styles of Hip Hop that involve smooth, sharp, sensual, and sexy movement.” As a teacher, Anthony creates a sense of community and challenges his students to move with intention and passion. His classes are a unique blend of studio hip hop, commercial dance and street dance. Anthony has taught master classes at Youngstown State University, American College Dance Association, Ohio University, Western Michigan University, Detroit School for the Arts, Eastern Kentucky University, Centre College, and The Schiff Dance Collective. Anthony is a native of Pittsburgh, and he began his professional dance training at The University of Colorado-Boulder, where he received a BA double-majoring in Dance and Psychology and went on to attain an MFA in Dance from the University of Michigan. Upon graduation, he won the Maggie Allesee Choreography award and since has been showing work across the US. Anthony pushes extremes on stage as an artist, and brings that energy to his teaching hoping to create a sense of excitement and enjoyment for all who embody and view dance.