Faculty

Core Faculty

Thomas DeFrantz

Professor in the Department of African and African American Studies
Professor in the Program in Dance
Professor of Theater Studies

Office: 1316 Campus Dr, Rm 243C, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: African and African-american S, Box 90252, Durham, NC 27708

Phone: (919) 668-1929

t.defrantz@duke.edu

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Barbara Dickinson

Professor of the Practice of Dance

Office: 205 Bivins Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90686, Durham, NC 27708-0686

Phone: (919) 660-3352

bhdic@duke.edu

Barbara Dickinson is Professor of the Practice of Dance for the Duke University Dance Program where she teaches Modern Technique, Repertory, Performance, Choreography, and Dance... full profile »

John Hanks

Staff Associate of Dance

Office: 205 Bivins Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90686, Durham, NC 27708-0685

Phone: (919) 660-3354

jhanks@duke.edu

Percussionist / pianist / electronic musician John Hanks is music director and web master for the Duke University Dance Program, where he teaches "Music for Dancers"/Dance 375, and is a musician for... full profile »

Keval Kaur Khalsa

Professor of the Practice of Dance

Office: 1215 Carroll St., Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90686, Durham, NC 27708-0686

Phone: (919) 225-3192

keval.khalsa@duke.edu

My spiritual path is that of a Sikh, which translates as “student”. As a life-long learner, my research focus is embodied, experiential education, particularly that which promotes social change. I am... full profile »

Michael Klien

Associate Professor Of The Practice of Dance

michael.klien@duke.edu

"My teaching offers students the chance to experience and define dance and choreography against the backdrop of wider ecological, social and political structures. I approach both disciplines as... full profile »

Purnima Shah

Associate Professor of the Practice of Dance
Director of the Program of Dance

Office: 205 Bivins Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90686, Durham, NC 27708-0686

Phone: (919) 660-3377

purnima.shah@duke.edu

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Andrea Woods Valdés

Associate Professor of the Practice of Dance

Office: 205 Bivins Building, 2 Bordie Gym Drive, Box 90686, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90686, Durham, NC 27708-0686

Phone: (919) 660-3358

ae.woodsv@duke.edu

In my work I use dance as contemporary folklore. Everyone has a story to tell. The presence of Black women in America offers a rich and valuable landscape to explore. As a former dancer with Bill T.... full profile »

Ava LaVonne Vinesett

Associate Professor of the Practice in the Program in Dance

Office: 205 Bivins Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90686, Durham, NC 27708-0686

Phone: (919) 660-3354

ava@duke.edu

The transmission of danced legacies and the identification of their evolutionary presence in contemporary venues are the primary underpinnings of my artistic work. The physical articulation of... full profile »

Julie Janus Walters

Assistant Professor of the Practice in the Program of Dance

Office: 205 Bivins Building, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90686, Durham, NC 27708-0686

Phone: (919) 660-3354

julie.walters@duke.edu

My experience as a former principal dancer with more than 30 years of professional performing experience has greatly informed my development as a teacher, researcher and choreographer. Working with... full profile »

Tyler Walters

Associate Professor of the Practice in the Program in Dance

Office: 205 Bivins Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90686, Durham, NC 27708-0686

Phone: (919) 660-3355

tyler.walters@duke.edu

As a leading dancer with the Joffrey Ballet in New York, Tyler Walters was featured in over a thousand performances at major venues across the United States and around the world. During his twelve... full profile »

Affiliated Faculty

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M Dorrance

Associate Professor of the Practice Emeritus of Dance

Office: 106 Bivins Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90686, Durham, NC 27708-0686

Phone: (919) 660-3354

mdorranc@duke.edu

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Amy Leah Ginsburg

Instructor, (P T)/Univ in Dance

Office: 107 Bivins, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90686, Durham, NC 27708-0686

Phone: (919) 660-3354

amy.ginsburg@duke.edu

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Medina Johnson

Lecturing Fellow* of Dance

Office: 106 Bivins Building, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90686, Durham, NC 27708-0686

Phone: (919) 660-3553

medina.johnson@duke.edu

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Carlota Santana

Instructor of Dance

Office: 106 Bivins Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90686, Durham, NC 27708-0686

Phone: (919) 660-3354

carlota.santana@duke.edu

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Clay Taliaferro

Professor of the Practice Emeritus of Dance

Office: 106 Bivins Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90686, Durham, NC 27708-0686

Phone: (919) 660-3354

ctalia@duke.edu

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Katya Wesolowski

Lecturing Fellow* of Cultural Anthroplogy

Office: Cultural Anthropology, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90019, Durham, NC 27708-0025

Phone: (919) 660-7087

katya.wesolowski@duke.edu

As an anthropologist and dancer, my teaching and research interests center on Brazil, Latin America and the Africa Diaspora. My work focuses on expressive culture and globalization; bodies and... full profile »

Nina Wheeler

Lecturing Fellow* of Dance

Office: 106 Bivins Building, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90686, Durham, NC 27708-0686

Phone: (919) 660-3353

now3@duke.edu

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