Ms. Dearborn is the founder and Chair of the dance program at Muhlenberg College in Allentown, PA. She has choreographed more than 80 works in concert dance, theatre, and musical theatre, including National Tours of the Tony Award-winning National Theatre of the Deaf and several Equity theatre companies. As a dancer, she performed professionally for 12 years in concert dance and musical theatre productions. Her research interests include performance studies, disability studies, and dance pedagogy, and her writing has been published in the Journal of Dance Education and the book Performing Magic on the Western Stage (Palgrave 2008). She has presented papers at numerous conferences including National Dance Educators Organization (NDEO), Congress on Research in Dance, and the National Dance Association. Currently she serves as Treasurer of the American College Dance Association (ACDA), Chair of Support and Mentoring Committee for CORPS de Ballet International and is a member of NDEO and AEA. As an educator she has received both the Sprira and Lindback Awards for Distinguished Teaching and in 2015 the Allentown Arts Commission presented Ms. Dearborn with an Arts Ovation Award for Outstanding Achievement in Performing Arts.