Diane Cahill Bedford serves as Clinical Associate Professor and Section Chair of Dance Science and Performing Arts at Texas A&M University. Her teaching interests focus on ballet, choreography, pedagogy, and history, and her research interests explore progressive pedagogical practices coupled with mental health and well-being. She holds an MFA in Dance Performance and Choreography (2010) and a BFA in Dance and English Literature, Magna Cum Laude (2003) from Florida State University. She also earned her 200-hour Yoga Teaching Certification in 2021. Her choreography, which ranges from dance theater to contemporary ballet, has been accepted for performances in New York, Vermont, Florida, Wisconsin, Indiana, and Texas. Diane has presented on various aspects of dance and pedagogy at conferences for the National Dance Educators Organization (NDEO), The International Association for Dance Medicine and Science (IADMS), CORPS de Ballet International, Texas Dance Improvisation Festival, National Dance Society (NDS), MOB Ballet Symposium, TAHPERD, The Transformational Teaching, and Learning Conference at TAMU, and San Jacinto College. Her publications include a preliminary edition of a dance appreciation textbook titled Dance in Many Forms and other journal articles for NDS. Currently, she serves as the Board Secretary for CORPS de Ballet International. Diane previously taught dance and directed Outreach Programming for Fort Wayne Ballet and Charleston Ballet Theatre. Additionally, she served as Professor of Dance at San Jacinto College South where she directed the San Jac Dance PAC before joining the TAMU Dance Program.