Department Chair

Shani Collins-Achille, Associate Professor of Dance, Chair of the Dance Department

Shani Collins-Achille

Associate Professor of Dance, Chair of the Dance Department

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


Rachel Boggia, Associate Professor of Dance

Rachel Boggia

Associate Professor of Dance

Multidisciplinary and mediated performance • Collaborative creations • Improvisation

David Dorfman, Professor of Dance

David Dorfman

Professor of Dance


Heidi Henderson, Professor of Dance

Heidi Henderson

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 2018)

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

Rosemarie Roberts, Professor of Dance, Bodies/Embodiment Pathway Coordinator

Rosemarie Roberts

Professor of Dance, Bodies/Embodiment Pathway Coordinator, Co-Director of Residental Education Fellows

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

for faculty profiles Eleanor Goudie-Averill

Visiting Guest Artist

Eleanor Goudie-Averill is a dance artist and educator based in New York City. Since graduating with her MFA in Dance Performance from the University of Iowa, she has served as a professor at Temple University, Bucknell University, Franklin & Marshall College, the University of Kansas, and also as Associate Director of Dance at the Lawrence Arts Center. Ellie has danced professionally for a variety of choreographers, including Susan Rethorst, Lucinda Childs, and Bronwen MacArthur, and performed with Group Motion Multimedia Dance Theater for five seasons. Her choreography has been shown at Movement Research at Judson Church, the Kimmel Center's International Festival for the Arts, and RAW Material. She is a regular collaborator and dancer with Tori Lawrence + Co. in dance films and site-specific works, and currently teaches as a guest artist in ballet at Connecticut College.

Gregory Duda

Adjunct Instructor of Dance

Issa Coulibaly