Paufve has served on the dance faculties of University of California Davis, Lewis & Clark College, University of San Francisco, and California State Universities East Bay and Sacramento.  She currently teaches in the MFA program at Saint Mary’s College of California, at Shawl-Anderson Dance Center, and directs the Marin Academy Dance Company.


Advanced Modern Dance

Ongoing Sundays, 10-11:30am


Master of Fine Arts Degree in Dance



Dance Company Director


Guest Teacher 2017-present



Founder/Facilitator, 2008-present  

Bay Area High School Dance Festival

Dance conference for pre-professional and high school dance companies, featuring master classes, critical response and pedagogical training, and student choreography showcase

A popular west coast teacher, Randee has taught workshops and master classes for organizations including SF Dancer’s Group, Axis Dance and Portland Institute for Contemporary Art. Randee has also trained professional dancers for years through her dance classes at Shawl-Anderson Dance Center in Berkeley and leads a Solo Choreographry Workshop every year in June. Randee has served on the dance faculties of UC Davis, Reed College, Lewis and Clark College, University of San Francisco, California State East Bay and Saint Mary’s College of California, and spent two years as an assistant professor of dance at California State University Sacramento. The brainchild and co-founder of the Bay Area High School Dance Festival, Randee began her teaching career running dance programs at San Francisco’s Saint Rose Academy and at the Athenian School, and currently heads the dance program at Marin Academy.

“If I wanted to become a choreographer, I would go study with Randee Paufve. She creates good movement. She layers her material until everything fits together like an elaborate puzzle. She works with superb dancers and draws out distinct personalities. In her dances, solos always balance ensembles (her unisons are particularly effective), and expansive space complements tiny gestures.”

– Rita Feliciano, The San Francisco Bay Guardian