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Autumn Mist Belk, MFA

Teaching Professor

1175-K Wellness and Recreation Center



  • M.F.A. Dance Choreography, University of Maryland
  • B.A. Dance & Studio Art, University of Alabama

Teaching Emphasis

Additional Info

Outside of academia, Autumn serves as artistic director of the professional multi-media modern dance group Code f.a.d. Company, creating concert and site-specific dance and short dance films. Her choreography has been presented throughout the United States and recently in Hallein, Austria, as part of the international artist festival Schmiede. She curates FAD: Film-Art-Dance Collections, and her own dance films have screened locally and abroad. In 2015, Autumn was inducted into NCSU’s Academy of Outstanding Teachers, and most recently, she was chosen to participate in artist residencies (making dance films and teaching dance and yoga) in Iceland, Austria, and Italy.

Additional certifications and training:

  • Certified Yoga Instructor (500-hr)
  • Balanced Body Pilates Mat 1 Training
  • Class 1 SUP Instructor (World Paddle Association)
  • Certified PaddleYoga Instructor (Lazy Dog, Key West, Florida)
  • Certified Therapeutic Yoga Teacher
  • Thai Yoga Bodywork Training
  • Horton Pedagogy Training (The Ailey School, New York)
  • Institute for Community Action Training (Gibney Dance, New York)

Awards and honors:

  • Dance Promotion in the Community Award, National Dance Society (2016)
  • Alumni Association Outstanding Teacher Award, NC State University (2015)
  • North Carolina State University Outstanding Teacher Award (2015)
  • Idea Award for Creativity & Innovation in Teaching, Health and Exercise Studies, NC State (2014)