Department Chair

Shani Collins-Achille, Associate Professor of Dance, Assistant Chair of Dance

Shani Collins-Achille

Associate Professor of Dance, Assistant Chair of Dance

Dance theory and composition • West African dance and folklore • Somatic practices • Dance history

Department Chair

David Dorfman, Professor of Dance, Chair of the Dance Department

David Dorfman

Professor of Dance, Chair of the Dance Department



Heidi Henderson, Associate Professor of Dance

Heidi Henderson

Associate Professor of Dance

Modern technique • Choreography • Improvisation • Anatomy • Dance writing

Shawn Hove, Assistant Professor of Dance

Shawn Hove

Assistant Professor of Dance

Dance production • Dance lighting • Mediated performance • Dance film • Dance documentation • Choreography • Dance technique

Lisa Race, Associate Professor of Dance

Lisa Race

Associate Professor of Dance

(On sabbatical Fall 2016)

Post-modern dance technique • Dance improvisation • Composition and choreography

Rosemarie Roberts, Associate Professor of Dance

Rosemarie Roberts

Associate Professor of Dance

Body, knowledge, power and difference • Dance studies • Intersection of arts and social justice in education • Social psychology of performance and dance

Richard Schenk, Musician/Composer for Dance

Richard Schenk

Musician/Composer for Dance

Dance composition • Music for dance

Marya Ursin, Adjunct Instructor in Dance

Marya Ursin

Adjunct Instructor in Dance

Yoga • Mask, myth, movement

Susan Connelly

Visiting Instructor

Megan Williams

Visiting Instructor

Issa Coulibaly

Visiting Instructor


Ya'ara Moses

Guest Artist, 300/400 level Modern


Gabriel "Kwikstep" Dionisio

Guest Artist, 114/214 Hip Hop


Shura Baryshnikov

Adjunct Professor of Dance, 107 Intro to Experimental


Vanessa Willoughby

Academic Department Assistant (AY 2016-2017)

Aimee Couture

Academic Department Assistant (on leave through August, 2017)

Briscoe Lang


Jesus Andujar


Greg Surman

Media & Technology Specialist