Dr. Molly Faulkner

Guest Instructor

Education: Ph.D. from Texas Women’s University, MFA from the University of Iowa, BFA from University of Arizona

Year Joined: 2021

Classes Taught: Ballet


Molly Faulkner has been a Professor of Dance at Palomar College in San Marcos, California for 19 years. She teaches all levels of ballet, choreography, teaching methods and other core curriculum dance courses as well as directs the Palomar College Contemporary Dance Ensemble.

She has her Ph.D. from Texas Woman’s University, her Master of Fine Arts from the University of Iowa, and her Bachelor of Fine Arts. from the University of Arizona.

She has danced professionally with Ballet Arizona, Arizona Dance Theatre, Empire State Ballet, Tokyo Disneyland, and was the Muppet Grover on an International Tour of Sesame St. Live. She is a Master Teacher and choreographer for Burklyn Ballet, mentoring the Young Choreographers’ Showcase.

Ms. Faulkner and collaborator Julia Gleich’s chapter “Dancing into the Margins: Karole Armitage, Bronislava Nijinska and Their Philosophies of (A Contemporary) Ballet” is included in the Oxford Handbook for Contemporary Ballet. She and Ms. Gleich’s article “Should there be a Female ballet canon: Seven radical acts of inclusion” is published with Excite books in the anthology “REclaiming Ballet”. Their current research is on integrity in ballet education.