Faculty

Core Faculty

Thomas DeFrantz

Thomas DeFrantz

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

Barbara Dickinson

Professor of the Practice of Dance

Office: 2020 Campus Drive, Suite 209, Durham, NC 27705

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

Phone: (919) 660-3354

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 »

Keval Kaur Khalsa

Keval Kaur Khalsa

Professor of the Practice of Dance

Office: 1215 Carroll St., Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: 2020 Campus Drive, Suite 209, Durham, NC 27705

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

Michael Klien

Associate Professor Of The Practice of Dance

Office: 2020 Campus Drive, Suite 209, Durham, NC 27705

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

Phone: 919-684-9246

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

Purnima Shah

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

Office: 2020 Campus Drive, Suite 209, Durham, NC 27705

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

Phone: (919) 660-3377

purnima.shah@duke.edu

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Andrea Woods Valdés

Andrea Woods Valdés

Associate Professor of the Practice of Dance

Office: 2020 Campus Dr., Suite 209C, Durham, NC 27705

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

Ava LaVonne Vinesett

Associate Professor of the Practice in the Program in Dance

Office: 2020 Campus Drive, Suite 209, Durham, NC 27705

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

Phone: (919) 660-3304

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

Julie Janus Walters

Assistant Professor of the Practice in the Program of Dance

Office: 2020 Campus Drive, Suite 209, Durham, NC 27705

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

Phone: 919-613-6140

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

Tyler Walters

Associate Professor of the Practice in the Program in Dance

Office: 2020 Campus Drive, Suite 209, Durham, NC 27705

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

M'Liss Dorrance

M Dorrance

Associate Professor of the Practice Emeritus of Dance

Office: 2020 Campus Drive, Suite 209, Durham, NC 27705

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

Phone: (919) 660-3354

mdorranc@duke.edu

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Natalie A Marrone

Natalie A Marrone

Lecturing Fellow of Dance

Office: 102 Ironwood Place, Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Campus Box: 2020 Campus Drive, Suite 209, Box 90686, Durham, NC 27705

Phone: (614) 563-3625

natalie.marrone@duke.edu

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Clay Taliaferro

Clay Taliaferro

Professor of the Practice Emeritus of Dance

Office: 2020 Campus Drive, Suite 209, Durham, NC 27705

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

Phone: (919) 660-3354

ctalia@duke.edu

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Katya Wesolowski

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, I am interested in the interrelationship between bodies, cultural practices and politics.  My research focuses on Brazil and the African Diaspora; expressive culture... full profile »

Nina Wheeler

Nina Wheeler

Lecturing Fellow of Dance

Office: 2020 Campus Drive, Suite 209, Durham, NC 27705

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

Phone: (919) 660-3354

now3@duke.edu

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