Department Chair

Heidi Henderson, Professor of Dance, Chair of the Department of Dance

Heidi Henderson

Professor of Dance, Chair of the Department of Dance

Modern technique • Choreography • Improvisation • Anatomy • Dance writing


Rachel Boggia, Associate Professor of Dance

Rachel Boggia

Associate Professor of Dance

Multidisciplinary and mediated performance • Collaborative creations • Improvisation

Shani Collins-Achille, Associate Professor of Dance

Shani Collins-Achille

Associate Professor of Dance

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

David Dorfman, Professor of Dance

David Dorfman

Professor of Dance


Eleanor Goudie-Averill, Visiting Guest Artist

Eleanor Goudie-Averill

Visiting Guest Artist

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

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

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

Rosemarie Roberts

Dayton Professor of Dance, Bodies/Embodiment Pathway Coordinator, Co-Director of Residential 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



Issa Coulibaly


Gregory Duda

Adjunct Instructor of Dance


Associated Faculty