Sue Gill-Doleac
Short Biography

Ms. Sue Gill-Doleac, a former Gallaudet Dancer and graduate of Gallaudet University (M.A. and B.S.), is the Director   of the Gallaudet Dance Company. Ms. Gill-Doleac has been teaching dance and aerobics for the Department of Physical Education and Recreation at Gallaudet University for 28 years.

Ms. Gill-Doleac has performed with the Gallaudet Dance Company at the White House, the Kennedy Center, the Lincoln Center and on stages in Egypt, Costa Rica, Canada, Denmark, Barbados, St. Lucia, Brazil, South Korea, Guatemala, the Bahamas and France.


Gill-Doleac, S. & Hottendorf, D. (2005). "Deaf Dancers Celebrate 50 Years of Dance! Teaching Dance to Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students: The Gallaudet University Way." /Dance/. March, 42 - 45.

Gill-Doleac, S. & Hottendorf, D. (1995). "A Celebration of Deaf Dance." Washington, D.C. Gallaudet University Television. Received three EMMY Awards in the 1995 Capital Region Competition, A GOLD CINDY Award by the Association of Visual Communications, and a TELLY Award.

Gill-Doleac, S. & Hottendorf, D. (1991). "Fundamental Dance Signs," Washington, D.C. Americans Alliance of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.


  • American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance
  • National Dance Association


  • Dedicated Service Award, National Deaf Dance Theatre/Invisible Hands, Inc., December 2000
  • Outstanding Documentary Award, Television Academy Award for "Celebration of Deaf Dance," November 1995
  • Woman of the Year, Gallaudet University, 1986-1987
Aerobics, Dance, Research in Deaf Dance and Choreography incorporating American Sign Language (ASL)
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