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Autumn Mist Belk

Teaching Professor


Co-director, Terrain Dance Project

Distinguished Undergraduate Professor

Department of Performing Arts and Technology

1203G Carmichael Gym


Autumn Mist Belk earned her B.A. in studio art and dance from the University of Alabama (Roll Tide!) and her M.F.A. in dance choreography from the University of Maryland. She also has over 600 hours of yoga pedagogy training and a personal yoga practice spanning more than 15 years. Autumn founded and served as artistic director of the multimedia dance group Code f.a.d. Company from 2008-2020, collaborating with a strong core of dancers, musicians, and artists for over 50 performances across those 12 years. Autumn’s choreography has been presented throughout the United States and in Hallein, Austria, as part of the international artist festival Schmiede. Autumn also directs FAD: Film-Art-Dance Festival, which includes curating Screendance in Schools – educational programs of dance films complete with lesson plans and learning objective-driven activities for K-12 classrooms. Her own dance films have been screened in festivals around the world, and she has been chosen to participate in artist residencies (making dance films) in Scotland, Italy, Iceland, and Austria. Autumn was honored to be selected as the 2016 winner of the National Dance Society’s Dance Promotion in the Community Award, as an inductee into NC State’s Academy of Outstanding Teachers in 2015, and as a Distinguished Undergraduate Professor by NC State in 2023.


MFA Dance Choreography University of Maryland 2006

BA Studio Art and Dance University of Alabama 2000

Area(s) of Expertise

Yoga Philosophy and Practice
Horton Modern Dance Technique
Site-Specific Dance
Dance and Technology


  • NC State Alumni Association Distinguished Undergraduate Professor Award, 2023
  • National Dance Society Dance Promotion in the Community Award, 2016
  • NC State Alumni Association Outstanding Teacher Award, 2015
  • NC State Idea Award for Creativity and Innovation in Teaching, 2014
  • NC Dance Alliance Choreography Fellow, 2010
  • NC Dance Festival Touring Artist, 2008-2012