Our four innovative degree programs are devoted to academic and artistic excellence, diversity, freedom of expression, activism, and social transformation through the arts.
We integrate composition, training, and improvisation, while challenging students to locate dance culturally, politically, and historically.
We emphasize studies in arts activism, visual cultures, and critical ethnographies. Theory and practice emerge from culturally diverse artistic expressions.
We promote adventurous choreographic experimentation while engaging with global discourses around the body and performance.
We foreground interdisciplinary research that builds on and contributes to theories of corporeality, performance, visuality, and culture.
Our faculty and students are committed to promoting positive social change through interdisciplinary modes of investigation that address the complex cultural and artistic issues in our multi-layered contemporary world.
PhD Candidate Amira Hassnaoui awarded fellowship to study trance healing music
Winter 2023 Visiting Scholar
Winter 2023 Hawkins Chair
2023 NEFA Theater Project Creating & Touring Grant Awardee
22-23 Visiting Graduate Researcher